True North has responded to Channel 4’s decision to locate its national HQ in Leeds with a major expansion of its post-production facilities.
The company has added nine suites, increasing its capacity to 28. This comprises 21 offline rooms, five finishing suites and two dubbing theatres. Two of the finishing suites are equipped for 4K.
Along with increased space to house production teams, the expansion makes True North’s Leeds office one of the biggest facilities of its kind outside of London.
The expanded True North Post was officially opened by Channel 4 head of factual Danny Horan on 12th February.
True North co-founder and creative director Andrew Sheldon said the expansion is a response to growth at the indie and is also part of a strategy by the facility to position itself as the go-to place for post in Leeds in the wake of C4’s decision to open an office in the city.
Sheldon said: “With Channel 4 moving to Leeds, there has never been a better time to be an established production company in the city, and Marshalls Mill is a brilliant location to take advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead.”
During the Channel 4 tender process, a shortage of editing capacity was highlighted as a business risk to the city, prompting the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership to include support for establishing and expanding existing post facilities in its final bid.
True North Post has also launched its own website specifically aimed at external clients, check it out here.
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