Fulwell 73 is launching Fulwell North, a new regional office in the North East of England and has revealed plans to build new studio space in the region.
The indie’s new office will be at the University of Sunderland. Mel Rainbow, who worked on the company’s Netflix show Sunderland ‘Til I Die has been appointed to lead the Fulwell North operation.
The company is already in discussions with UK broadcasters about key commissions to be developed through its new office.
Going forward, Fulwell 73 aims to invest in a new physical studio space to house future productions to help rebuild the production sector in the region. It will aim to do so with the support of significant US and UK based partners, with experience in building, developing and successfully running major film and TV studios across the globe, as well as all 12 North-East local authorities.
Fulwell 73’s new location aims to help address the skills gap for those starting out in the industry and to attract talent back to the region who have roots there. It has already established a partnership with the North East’s regional screen industries development agency Northern Film + Media and is supporting the agency’s media academy for students and school leavers starting out in the industry (NFM Crew Academy.)
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