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Teresa Pemberton on Set at Barrandov Studios, Prague
Our makeup artist Teresa Pemberton recently wrapped up shooting a project with director Carl Byrd at the famous Barrandov Studios in Prague, Czech Republic.
Barrandov, founded in 1931, is one of the largest film studios in Europe. Although often referred to as the "Hollywood of the East," it has been used for the sets of a number of major American movies, such as Mission Impossible, Casino Royale, and The Bourne Identity. It was also used as the location for several films by Miloš Forman, including the Oscar-winning Amadeus.
The main stages in the studio were built during 1940–1945, when the Nazis occupied Czechoslovakia. Their goal was to create a studio that would equal the best in Berlin and Munich, so they added three huge stages that added 37,000 square feet of real estate to the studio. After the war it became property of the Soviet State. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, it has been under private ownership.
Below is a tour through Barrandov with photos by Teresa (see her directly below, in self portrait, at her makeup booth).