During the summer of 2012, Paul was commissioned by the management of Elstree Studios to produce, direct and research a short documentary about the writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, and the films they worked on for the studio. The documentary was filmed in Stage 1, which is part of The George Lucas Stage complex.
In the autumn of 2012, Paul began working as a consultant, interviewer and researcher on projects relating to the history of The Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square, London. In its past, the building had been the Hippodrome Theatre and The Talk of the Town. Paul's work saw him engage celebrities such as Roy Hudd (whom he also interviewed), Joe Longthorne and Judy Garland's daughter, Lorna Luft. In addition to researching stills, posters and film footage, Paul also instigated a project which saw Lorna Luft unveil a plaque at the venue in memory of her late mother, and Sir Bruce Forsyth unveil plaques dedicated to both himself and Sammy Davis Jr.
Paul had begun writing and researching about the history of Elstree Studios back in 2007. In 2014, Elstree Studios and Michael O'Mara Books asked him to write and research an official book about the studio. Elstree Studios: A Celebration of Film and Television, which includes an introduction written by the Oscar-winning director, Tom Hooper, takes a detailed look at the 90-year history of the renowned studios. While writing and researching the publication, Paul interviewed various people connected with the history of Elstree Studios and the films made there. They included Robin Askwith, Alexandra Bastedo, Jeremy Bulloch, Jonathan Cecil, Angela Douglas, Bryan Forbes, Diane Keen, Valerie Leon, Suzanne Lloyd, Dave Prowse, Wendy Richard, Madeline Smith and Barbara Windsor.
Elstree Studios: A Celebration of Film and Television was launched at an event at Elstree Studios in October 2015 attended by over 200 people. They included Brian Conley, Colin Edmonds, Norman Eshley, Ronnie Le Drew, Valerie Leon, Jessica Martin, Vicki Michelle, Georgina Moon, Nanette Newman, Marc Sinden, Jack Smethurst and Madeline Smith.
Writing a book about Elstree Studios led to Paul being asked to write a feature for Network DVD's official website on the cult action television titles made at Elstree Studios during the 1960s.
In 2015, Paul began producing professional charity concerts and shows. Since then, Paul Burton Productions have staged 26 productions and a total of 33 performances at venues in London, Derby, Sheringham, Leicester, Eastbourne, Hornchurch and Yeovil. In doing so, we have raised over £12,317 for charity, with Acting for Others, LOROS, Marie Curie UK and the Royal Variety Charity all benefiting in the process.