Paramount rejoins London Resort project as PY Gerbeau named new chief executive | attractionsmanagement.com news
POST YOUR JOB ONLINE
Free ezine/digital edition sign up
Jobs . News . Features . Video . Products . Magazine . Handbook . Advertise . Contact us  
NEWS
Paramount rejoins London Resort project as PY Gerbeau named new chief executive
POSTED 01 Jul 2019 . BY Tom Anstey
Joining LRCH, I can now play my part in helping to create a world-class destination to rival all others
– PY Gerbeau
Just over two years after pulling out of a deal to be the brand lead for a multi-billion pound theme park development in Kent, UK, Paramount Pictures has entered into a new partnership with London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH), re-engaging with the project to supply its iconic IPs.

Since Paramount’s exit from the project, LRCH has signed up ITV Studios to sit alongside its BBC IPs. With Paramount rejoining the project, this will unlock the potential for the addition of iconic franchises such as The Godfather, The Italian Job and Mission Impossible.

The news is coupled with the appointment of PY Gerbeau as chief executive of LRCH. In previous roles, the Frenchman was credited with contributing to the development of Euro Disney in the late 90s and the Millenium Dome in London in 2000. Gerbeau went on to be chief executive of X-Leisure, operator of the Xscape centres and other leisure facilities.

"The new partnership with Paramount is fantastic news for everyone," said Gerbeau. "Now the best of Hollywood will be joining the best of British from BBC Studios and ITV Studios, to create amazing and unique experiences for the whole family.

"Joining LRCH, I can now play my part in helping to create a world-class destination to rival all others. Central to that strategy is to partner with the best brands from across TV, film, music and entertainment. Having Paramount on-board is a major step towards realising that ambition."

The resort, which is scheduled for 2024, will be set over 2.1sq km (0.8sq mi), with 0.8sq km (0.3sq mi) dedicated to rides, experienced and an entertainment district. The site will also feature 3,500 hotel rooms.

“The London Resort represents a truly global resort opportunity and we’re delighted to be playing our part in bringing iconic movies to life in truly immersive experiences and rides," said Kevin Suh, president of Themed Entertainment and Consumer Products for Paramount Pictures. "We’re also delighted, as the most iconic studio in Hollywood, to be sharing our unparalleled catalogue of instantly recognisable films and characters.”
PROJECT PROFILE:

London Paramount Resort
Plans for the 872-acre development site, on the Swanscombe Peninsula, include a Paramount-branded entertainment resort and leisure district as part of what is being billed as "Europe's leading entertainment destination".

Location: United Kingdom
Budget: £2bn (US$3.2bn)

RELATED STORIES
ITV Studios reaches IP deal with upcoming London Resort project


London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH) has teamed up with ITV Studios on its multi-billion pound theme park project, announcing a new partnership that will see ITV's world-famous content transformed into unique attractions at the resort when it opens in 2024.
ITV Studios reaches IP deal with upcoming London Resort project


London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH) has teamed up with ITV Studios on its multi-billion pound theme park project, announcing a new partnership that will see ITV's world-famous content transformed into unique attractions at the resort when it opens in 2024.
Keltbray moves into Kent theme park project


The proposed theme park project in Kent, England – formerly called the London Paramount Entertainment Resort, until the Hollywood film studio pulled out – has had a £25m (US$32.5m, €28.7m) cash injection via a deal with construction firm Keltbray.
LATEST JOBS
Commercial Manager
Sea Life
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Orlando, FL, USA
Head of Estate Operations
Weston Park
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Shifnal, Shropshire, UK
Duty Manager
Legoland Discovery Centre
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Manchester, UK
Visitor Experience Manager
City of London Corporation
Salary: £37,120 - £42,400
Job location: Chingford, London, UK
General Manager
Legoland Discovery Centre
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Milpitas, CA, USA
Retail / Commercial manager
Legoland Discovery Centre
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Atlanta, GA, USA
+ More jobs  

COMPANY PROFILE
iPlayCo

iPlayCo was established in 1999. iPlayCo Corporation Ltd is the owner and key stakeholder. [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

EAS rebrands to IAAPA Expo Europe ahead of 2019 show in Paris
The Euro Attractions Show has been rebranded as the IAAPA Expo Europe ahead of this year's event at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles exhibition centre. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

instantprint - Online Print Made Easy!
We're the only online printing company who really gets your business. Find out more...
More videos:
Trailer Pinocchio - A Modern Tale VR – Red Raion
Trailer Peter Pan - Saving Tinkerbell VR – Red Raion
Experience the experience – Polin Waterparks & Pool Systems
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

16-19 Sep 2019

IAAPA Expo Europe 2019

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris, France
21-24 Sep 2019

ASTC 2019 Annual Conference

Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Canada
+ More diary  
LATEST ISSUES
+ View Magazine Archive

Attractions Management

2019 issue 2


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2019 issue 1


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2018 issue 4


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2018 issue 3


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management News

07 Aug 2019 issue 136


View on turning pages
Download PDF
View archive
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Handbook

2019


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription
 
ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
 
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT NEWS
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2019
Jobs . News . Products . Magazine
NEWS
Paramount rejoins London Resort project as PY Gerbeau named new chief executive
POSTED 01 Jul 2019 . BY Tom Anstey
Joining LRCH, I can now play my part in helping to create a world-class destination to rival all others
– PY Gerbeau
Just over two years after pulling out of a deal to be the brand lead for a multi-billion pound theme park development in Kent, UK, Paramount Pictures has entered into a new partnership with London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH), re-engaging with the project to supply its iconic IPs.

Since Paramount’s exit from the project, LRCH has signed up ITV Studios to sit alongside its BBC IPs. With Paramount rejoining the project, this will unlock the potential for the addition of iconic franchises such as The Godfather, The Italian Job and Mission Impossible.

The news is coupled with the appointment of PY Gerbeau as chief executive of LRCH. In previous roles, the Frenchman was credited with contributing to the development of Euro Disney in the late 90s and the Millenium Dome in London in 2000. Gerbeau went on to be chief executive of X-Leisure, operator of the Xscape centres and other leisure facilities.

"The new partnership with Paramount is fantastic news for everyone," said Gerbeau. "Now the best of Hollywood will be joining the best of British from BBC Studios and ITV Studios, to create amazing and unique experiences for the whole family.

"Joining LRCH, I can now play my part in helping to create a world-class destination to rival all others. Central to that strategy is to partner with the best brands from across TV, film, music and entertainment. Having Paramount on-board is a major step towards realising that ambition."

The resort, which is scheduled for 2024, will be set over 2.1sq km (0.8sq mi), with 0.8sq km (0.3sq mi) dedicated to rides, experienced and an entertainment district. The site will also feature 3,500 hotel rooms.

“The London Resort represents a truly global resort opportunity and we’re delighted to be playing our part in bringing iconic movies to life in truly immersive experiences and rides," said Kevin Suh, president of Themed Entertainment and Consumer Products for Paramount Pictures. "We’re also delighted, as the most iconic studio in Hollywood, to be sharing our unparalleled catalogue of instantly recognisable films and characters.”
RELATED STORIES
ITV Studios reaches IP deal with upcoming London Resort project


London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH) has teamed up with ITV Studios on its multi-billion pound theme park project, announcing a new partnership that will see ITV's world-famous content transformed into unique attractions at the resort when it opens in 2024.
ITV Studios reaches IP deal with upcoming London Resort project


London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH) has teamed up with ITV Studios on its multi-billion pound theme park project, announcing a new partnership that will see ITV's world-famous content transformed into unique attractions at the resort when it opens in 2024.
Keltbray moves into Kent theme park project


The proposed theme park project in Kent, England – formerly called the London Paramount Entertainment Resort, until the Hollywood film studio pulled out – has had a £25m (US$32.5m, €28.7m) cash injection via a deal with construction firm Keltbray.
MORE NEWS
Arts Council England allocates £17.5m to local culture projects
Arts Council England has named 13 new additions to its Creative People and Places (CPP) project, which it says is about local people choosing, creating and taking part in the arts and culture on offer to them.
Australian Museum closes for year-long AUS$57.5m renovation
A major renovation project that will expand touring exhibition halls and create several new facilities at the Australian Museum in Sydney will see the venue closed to the public from 19 August.
Silver Dollar City announces record-breaking waterfall drop ride among US$30m plans
The tallest raft ride drop in the Western Hemisphere is coming to Silver Dollar City, after the park revealed plans to invest more than US$30m (€26.9m, £24.8m) into a number of new developments.
New York's largest waterpark set for expansion after acquiring state funding
Construction is set to start in September on new water slides at the Enchanted Forest Water Safari theme park in New York, US, with a funding contribution for the new rides having come from the state's economic development agency.
NBA Experience opens doors at Disney Springs
The NBA Experience, an immersive and interactive new attraction at Disney Springs in Florida, has celebrated its grand opening, with Disney CEO Bob Iger and NBA commissioner Adam Silver unveiling the new venture.
Toyota opens branded experience centre in Texas
Car manufacturer Toyota has opened its first visitor attraction in North America – the 44,000sq ft (13,400sq m) Toyota Experience Center (TEC) at its headquarters in Plano, Texas.
+ More news   
 
COMPANY PROFILE
iPlayCo

iPlayCo was established in 1999. iPlayCo Corporation Ltd is the owner and key stakeholder. [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

EAS rebrands to IAAPA Expo Europe ahead of 2019 show in Paris
The Euro Attractions Show has been rebranded as the IAAPA Expo Europe ahead of this year's event at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles exhibition centre. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

instantprint - Online Print Made Easy!
We're the only online printing company who really gets your business. Find out more...
More videos:
Trailer Pinocchio - A Modern Tale VR – Red Raion
Trailer Peter Pan - Saving Tinkerbell VR – Red Raion
Experience the experience – Polin Waterparks & Pool Systems
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

16-19 Sep 2019

IAAPA Expo Europe 2019

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris, France
21-24 Sep 2019

ASTC 2019 Annual Conference

Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Canada
+ More diary  
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2019

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT NEWS
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS