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The Harry Potter film series is based on the British author J. K. Rowling's books of the same name.

Warner Bros. Pictures is the producer and distributor of the eight fantasy films in the series, which start with Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) and end with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011).

The Wizarding World shared media franchise began with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016), a spin-off prequel series.

Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint play Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger, the three main characters in the series.

Film producer David Heyman received a copy of the first book in J.K.

Rowling's planned seven-volume Harry Potter series in late 1997 for his London offices.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone had been pushed to the back of the book shelf until a secretary happened to find it there, read it, and give it to Heyman with a glowing recommendation.

As a result, Heyman—who had not liked "the rubbish title" at first—read the book.

He was so taken by Rowling's work that he started the process that eventually resulted in one of the greatest movie series ever.

Because of Heyman's excitement, Rowling sold Warner Bros. the picture rights to the first four Harry Potter books in 1999 for an estimated £1 million (US$2,000,000).

Producer David Heyman and writer Steve Kloves found lead actor Daniel Radcliffe seated right behind them in a theater in 2000, following a seven-month search.

According to Heyman, "There was this boy with these big blue eyes sitting behind me.

" Dan Radcliffe was the one. I recall my initial thoughts of him: he was incredibly animated, witty, and inquisitive. There was genuine tenderness and charity as well.

However, he was also extremely gregarious and had a burning desire to learn about everything."

In the 1999 BBC television adaptation of David Copperfield, Radcliffe made his acting debut as the title character during his early years.

Heyman convinced the parents of Daniel Radcliffe to let him try out for the role of Harry Potter.

Chris Columbus was tapped to helm Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the sequel, following his completion of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

The first film was released, and a week later the production got underway. Columbus was scheduled to direct every movie in the series, but he declined to return for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third movie, saying he was "burned out".

As Alfonso Cuarón was being considered for the directorship, he transitioned to the job of producer.

Having not read the novels or seen the movies, he was first anxious about directing the installment.

He signed on to direct after having a change of heart after reading the series.

The series included six directors of photography: Sławomir Idziak directed the fifth picture, Bruno Delbonnel directed the sixth, Eduardo Serra directed the seventh and eighth, John Seale directed the first, Roger Pratt directed the second and fourth, Michael Seresin directed the third.

Delbonnel was asked to reprise his role for both Deathly Hallows sections, but he turned it down, saying he was "scared of repeating" himself.

Half-Blood Prince received its lone Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography because to Delbonnel's cinematography.

Each cinematographer in the series had to overcome the difficulty of photographing and lighting older sets—many of which had been there since the first few movies—in a distinctive and original way as it went on.

Chris Columbus claimed that as each movie in the series was produced, the vibrant coloring faded.

Numerous visual effects studios contributed to the Harry Potter series. Among them are Industrial Light & Magic, Double Negative, Cinesite, Framestore, Sony Pictures Imageworks, and Rising Sun Pictures.

While Double Negative and Rising Sun Pictures started their obligations with Prisoner of Azkaban and Goblet of Fire, respectively, the later three have contributed to every movie in the series.

Framestore made a significant contribution to the series by creating numerous iconic characters and scenes.

Cinesite produced digital effects as well as miniature effects for the movies.

"Harry Potter created the UK effects industry as we know it," producer David Barron stated.

The original movie's intricate visual effects were all created on the west coast of the United States.


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