OMG launches Manchester label and base with Pam Cavannagh and Dympna Jackson
19 May 2019
Launching Objective Media Group North, Pam Cavannagh and Dympna Jackson are teaming up with OMG to form a brand-new Manchester-based creative label.
Setting up in August, the as-yet unnamed label will develop and produce high quality, high volume factual entertainment formats and quizzes, building on Pam and Dympna’s reputation for creating, selling and delivering returnable series.
As well as leading the new label Pam and Dympna will head up Objective Media Group’s new northern office, producing content originated by the London-based labels.
Working for the BBC Pam Cavannagh has commissioned across all BBC channels delivering amongst others Pointless, Pointless Celebrities, Escape to the Country, and Great British Railway Journeys. She went on to be Channel Executive for BBC One and BBC Three where she helped to define and shape strategy for the channels, before most recently holding the role of BBC Studios Creative Director.
Having worked as a day producer on ITV’s This Morning Dympna Jackson moved with Richard and Judy to launch their new show on Channel 4. Since joining the BBC Dympna has produced a range of factual entertainment programmes including Honey, We’re Killing the Kids for BBC Three and CBBC’s Taking the Next Step. She has also developed many titles including Call the Council for BBC One and BBC Two’s Permission Impossible: Britain’s Planners.
Together the pair recently secured a 15-part series for BBC One entitled Home is Where The Art Is.
Pam and Dympna said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be setting up a label with OMG that will offer high quality and high-volume formatted entertainment that is both developed and made in Manchester.”
Objective Media Group’s CEO Layla Smith and Commercial Director Holly Pye commented: “Pam and Dympna’s track record for creating and producing quality programming and their relationships with the creative talent in Manchester is enviable. We are beyond delighted to be working with them.”