UK-based music and factual producer CC-Lab has landed producer Hannah Springham to work across its development efforts.
She takes up the newly created position of development director and executive producer, working alongside CC-Lab producer-director Olly Pollard to design and implement development strategy for the indie.
Springham, who will report to CC-Lab’s creative director Justin Rees, was the first female director of BBC Studios motoring show Top Gear and has worked on Gok’s Fashion Fix, Supersize vs Superskinny and Britain’s Next Top Model.
She also gained creating and directing credits on Sky One’s Pineapple Dance Studios and Rob And Romesh vs…, ITV’s The Only Way Is Essex and E4’s Made In Chelsea.
Rees said: “We’ve spent the last quarter of a century producing premium music, arts and live-event programming. As a result, we not only have a quarter of a century of creative talent and experience at our fingertips, but also the infrastructure and capacity to do much more.
“Hannah joins CC-Lab at a pivotal moment as we expand into new sectors. We need somebody with the vision to mash up genres and push boundaries, but who’s also able to direct, produce and deliver on time and on budget. There aren’t many people who can deliver that package — Hannah is one of very few.”
Springham added: “My absolute passion is securing access to people and places that have never been seen on television, from religious orders to people with talking dogs. Finding and telling those unheard stories will be at the heart of CC-Lab’s factual entertainment strategy and we’re already fizzing with new ideas and possibilities.
“For me personally, joining CC-Lab is a dream. Working with genuinely good people in a supportive environment that nurtures brave creativity is sadly all too rare in today’s industry.”
CC-Lab has been behind coverage of the Isle of Wight Festival 2023, as well as a Countryfile special for BBC One and four part fact-ent series The Live Revival for Sky Arts.