After the 2018 announcement that Channel 4 is moving its National Headquarters to the Yorkshire city of Leeds, many of us film and TV fanatics presumed it couldn’t get much better than that. But good news! Larry Budd and Paul Dunphy, the award-winning pair of comedy sketch writers and BBC radio presenters, have launched a new independent comedy production outfit, Northern Imposters Productions. That’s right; Leeds is to be home to yet another exciting production company!
With the intention to create and produce fresh Northern comedy, the company has set its sights on developing scripted comedy for both TV and Radio, whilst aiming to draw on the extensive pool of talent that the North has to offer. Larry & Paul are two lads based in Leeds, who create comedy sketches that they release on YouTube every Saturday, alongside a weekly radio show on BBC Radio Leeds. Their passion for comedy combined with their recognition that Leeds’ comedy platform has potential to grow has led them to create a production company that brings Northern talent to the world's attention. By utilising the North's pool of talented comedy artists, they aim to produce content that has a Northern stamp on it, but broad national audiences.
Having already won awards for their content and engaging sketches, Northern Imposters Productions will definitely be a company to watch. Details about the company's specific commissioning strategy, further staffing, and submission procedures will be announced at a later date but make sure to keep your eyes peeled as more great opportunities unfold in Leeds! Whether it’s the start of your acting career, or your foot in the door as a runner, there are many great opportunities opening each day in Yorkshire!
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