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Manchester production house Chief expands to new London office


Manchester indie production company Chief has announced the opening of a new London office, which will be run by executive producer Cris Mudge.

Mudge has worked in the London advertising industry for over 20 years and directed through Chief for over 10 years. He will move into the role of EP and represent Chief’s wide range of directors to agencies in the South.

Founded in 2002, Chief is an award-winning creative film production company based in Manchester’s MediaCityUK.

The move into the London industry is a testament to the company’s strong and growing client base in the South, and will service agencies in London and the South of England. While intent on maintaining its Northern roots and commitment to the Northern powerhouse, Chief’s expansion into London allows both its producers and directors to have closer contact with agencies in London.

Mudge said: “I’ve enjoyed working with Chief for many years and have created some of my best work with them. 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. 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.”

Colin Offland, CEO and executive producer, Chief Productions, added: “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 they’d only find in the North. I started my career in London so I’m looking forward to us being closer to existing and new London agencies.”

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