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LONDON CALLS FOR CHIEF PRODUCTIONS.
26 October 2022

Mancunian production company Chief now have a London pied--terre with Cris Mudge handed the keys. The seasoned director now turns executive producer, and he's keen to make Chief's southern adventure a success.

"I've enjoyed working with Chief for many years and have created some of my best work with them," Mudge says. "Now that there's the inevitable need for us to have more of a presence in London, I'm thrilled to bring their great directors and wealth of experience to my neck of the woods."


It gives us even more access to agencies in the capital that want the advantages of working with a nations and regions-based production company.

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Mudge, whose recent credits includes BrightHR and Paddy Power, adds: "Having a base in London will strengthen our relationship with agencies in the capital and hopefully bring Britain's two biggest cities just that little bit closer together." No offence to Liverpool, Birmingham, Glasgow, et cetera!

As Mudge settles into his new role, CEO Colin Offland says: "We're excited about the new London office as it gives us even more access to agencies in the capital that want the advantages of working with a nations and regions-based production company. We can continue bringing them our talent, vision, and services that theyd only find in the North."

To learn more about Chief's expansion, ring the team on 0161 832 6001.

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