Indie Spun Gold TV (a 53 Degrees Global company) is moving to a new headquarters in Birmingham, as the company prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary this year.
From February, MD Daniela Neumann will be managing Spun Gold’s shows from its new production office in Digbeth which will also house edit and post production facilities in the future. These include a recommission for popular long-running BBC Daytime format Garden Rescue. The company is also in production on two major reality and entertainment formatted series for US networks.
Spun Gold has also recruited two new West Midlands-based executives to its new Birmingham production team.
Sarah Trigg joins the company as Executive Producer. She most recently worked with BBC Studios executive producing various DIY SOS specials in collaboration with EastEnders, Strictly Come Dancing, and Children in Need alongside launching a new Channel 5 emergency rescue series. Trigg previously led the regional office in Birmingham for Wonder TV executive producing a slate of factual formats and documentaries including shows for BBC2, Channel 4, BBC4 and CBBC and at Maverick TV Executive Producing on long running hit formats such as Embarrassing Bodies, 10 Years Younger, and How to Look Good Naked.
Debb Swindells joins Spun Gold as Series Editor, with a long career spanning This Morning through to How to Look Good Naked, Embarrassing Bodies, Super Scrimpers, and My Kitchen Rules for various indies including Remarkable, Wonder, Maverick TV, and Blakeway North and for broadcasters including BBC One, BBC Two, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Discovery.
Spun Gold MD Daniela Neumann said: “Spun Gold will be celebrating our 20th anniversary from a new location as a fully-fledged Birmingham indie, and I’m delighted to be starting the new year in a new home, continuing to cement our longstanding relationship with BBC Daytime, with a recommission for Garden Rescue. I’m thrilled to be tapping into the wealth of regional creative talent with the hires of Debb and Sarah and to be joining other indies in the city in helping to deliver job opportunities for local people wanting to build careers in television.”
Nick Bullen, Executive Chairman, 53 Degrees Global added: “Expanding 53 Global’s footprint with the move of Spun Gold to Birmingham, alongside the recent launch of Love Monday and Penny Lane Entertainment’s expanding slate will position the group to meet the demand for regional production in the UK as well as exploiting international opportunities.”
Ed Shedd, Chair of Create Central, commented: “Create Central’s primary mission is to promote the growth and development of the creative content sectors in the West Midlands. The arrival of leading TV production company Spun Gold, makers of fantastic shows including Garden Rescue, at the heart of Birmingham’s burgeoning creative quarter in Digbeth, is fantastic news and we look forward to working with them to grow their business, create opportunities for local talent to work in the industry, and turbo charge the region’s TV production sector.”
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