Big News From the Small Screen

August 16 2021

The news that Channel 4 was set to move its headquarters from London to Leeds in 2019 was huge for the city, but at Marshall’s Mill we’ve been lucky enough to have two TV greats, Duck Soup Films and True North TV, making great TV from the city for a while now.

The two production companies, based in the Mill and Marshall’s Court, have both shared exciting news. Duck Soup, which makes fresh, authentic and entertaining TV dramas and feature films, has joined Channel 4’s Indie Growth Fund. Launched in 2014, the fund provides funding for independent production companies based in the UK to help them to grow and develop their business. Since its inception, the fund has made 23 investments and there are now 13 companies in the portfolio. Between them, Duck Soup founders Bekki, Libby and Jessica have more than 50 years’ experience in TV production, so we’re sure that we’ll be seeing even more amazing content from them in the coming months.

True North is also working with broadcasting giant Channel 4. They are one of four independent production companies that have been taken on to create content for E4’s social channels aimed at
13-to-16-year-olds, following a call out in 2020. This will see the company work on a new generation of factual entertainment formats, including competitive challenges, confessionals and celebrity interviews, transformation and talent.