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Post-production company expands to Newcastle

Leeds-based production company, True North Post, is set to open its new studio in Newcastle, with the hope of bringing more creative jobs to the city over the coming years.

True North Post specialises in post-production, having delivered thousands of hours of content for the most prestigious broadcasters in the world including BBC, MTV, Discovery, Channel 4 and Sky.

Invest Newcastle, part of NewcastleGateshead Initiative, has supported the company’s decision to locate in Newcastle, which was based on the potential for future growth and the presence of North East Screen, which is focused on building a sustainable infrastructure that can supply to global industry all year round, creating more jobs and providing more opportunities for people in the region to work on global content.

True North Post will be based in the city centre Collingwood Buildings to maintain close proximity to regional and national transport links.

Gemma Ackerley, business consultant at True North Post, said: “The team are thrilled to be opening their doors in Newcastle, bringing top-tier post-production services to the region.

“Our focus on training and development aims to nurture local talent and create new opportunities within the vibrant North East creative community.

“We are excited to work closely with and support North East productions, providing comprehensive post-production services tailored to their unique needs. Our commitment is to enhance the region’s creative output and help bring local stories to life with exceptional quality and expertise.

True North Post’s arrival in Newcastle comes at an exciting time for the creative industries across North East England, with the announcement of Crown Works Studios, a £450 million film studio development in Sunderland, and a three-fold increase in production over the past 12 months.

Cllr Nick Kemp, leader of Newcastle City Council, said: “This is great news for the city and the region, coming on the back of the announcement of Crown Works film studios setting up in Sunderland, we are committed to growing the sector and the investment from True North Post is testimony to the skills, the sector, and the ambition we have here.

“The new combined authority has set out a bold ambition for the region and will unlock further opportunities for us to grow our region as a creative hub growing our reputation as an international player in the film and TV industry.”

Photo caption: Left to right – Jennifer Hartley, director of investment, NGI; Gemma Ackerley, business development, True North Post; Jacky Burke, post production supervisor, True North Post; Hannah McParlin, trainee edit assistant, True North Post; Lisa Laws, director of development, North East Screen.

July 10, 2024

  • Business & Economy

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