INSIDE CLARIDGE’S JANE TREAYS JOINS SPUN GOLD

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Spun Gold TV has confirmed award-winning producer/director Jane Treays as a major appointment within its programme-making team.

Treays, the creative force behind the BBC TWO hit series Inside Claridge’s, is widely acclaimed as one of the leading documentary makers in British television of the past 25 years. Her award-winning insights span the full range of contemporary lives – from people without a voice in society to windows into the world of the rich and famous – including Extraordinary Families (Channel 4) Mum, Heroin and Me (Channel 4), The Man with the Seven Second Memory (ITV1) and Inside Claridge’s, which achieved BBC TWO’s highest factual documentary ratings since 2006.

Nick Bullen, Managing Director, Spun Gold, says: “Jane is undoubtedly one of the major figures in documentary-making. There are very few creative talents in the industry acclaimed so highly as Jane. Not only does she make highly engaging, enlightening work, built on great access, but her sympathetic, non-judgmental style combines with extremely high production values to make outstanding programmes. It’s that unique touch which makes her such an important creative force. Jane is a key addition to our team, and her appointment helps cement Spun Gold’s place as a leading supplier of high end observational documentary. We look forward to announcing details in due course about Jane’s first Spun Gold project for the BBC.”

Jane Treays has been producing and directing documentaries for over 25 years. Her award-winning films also include Painted Babies, What Sort of Gentleman are you After?, Tom Daley: The Diver and His Dad, The Virgin Daughters, and The Smallest People in the World. Jane was also commissioned to make unique access films which followed Status Quo and the Rolling Stones on tour, Status Quo: Rock On…And On and Bridges to Babylon. Last year, Treays also worked with Spun Gold on Prince William’s Passion: New Father, New Hope, the Prince’s exclusive first interview following the birth of baby George, a co-production with CNN and broadcast on ITV1 in the UK. Treays was recently voted the UK’s No 1 female director by Broadcast magazine.

Jane Treays, says: “Working with Spun Gold last year was a great experience and I am delighted to be working with Nick and the team to further establish the company’s footprint in documentary programming. I’m passionate about bringing to the screen stories from all walks of society, from highlighting the plight of unspoken for communities living on the edge, to exploring behind the scenes of traditional institutions. It’s this range of interests which I am sure will be a great match for Spun Gold. My experiences drawn from Inside Claridge’s combined with the Spun Gold team’s reputation for making prestigious shows, promise to make really engaging television.”