Gina Lyons Opens Gobby Woman Productions For Working Class Feminine Voices


EXCLUSIVE: Gina Lyons, a producer on Dreaming While Black and Amazon Freevee’s upcoming Dinner with the Dad and mom, has launched a comedy indie to amplify working class, feminine voices.

Gobby Woman Productions just lately closed finance on a £1.3M ($1.6M) British function movie starring large expertise that can roll cameras in June. The corporate can be nearing greenlight on two reveals for UK broadcasters.

Lyons has been a contract producer for a number of years and launched the outfit as a car for her reveals after seeing the inequality confronted by working-class girls within the business. The indie’s web site factors to latest analysis which discovered that 40% of Brits nominated for key awards on the Oscars, BAFTAs and Mercury prize over the previous decade went to non-public college, whereas solely 6% of the British inhabitants are privately educated.

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Gobby Woman will due to this fact deal with amplifying these voices and has already received the ball rolling.

“The objectives and aspirations of the corporate grew to become clear when Gina regarded on the inequality of TV and movie manufacturing and realised that she was in a minority as a working-class feminine and mom in producing, particularly in comedy,” the corporate’s web site says. “Gobby Woman needs to have fun the underdog and promote their voices.”

Lyons’ previous credit embody buzzy comedy sequence Dreaming While Black and Sky’s Martin Freeman-starrer Breeders. She can be a producer on Freevee’s upcoming Dinner with the Dad and mom, the U.S. remake of hit Channel 4 comedy Friday Night time Dinner, which premieres in two weeks.

Lyons has produced a number of brief movies which have been chosen to play at movie festivals together with Encounters, Rhode Island and Raindance.

She launches in a difficult market that’s being hit by the advert recession, inflation and the hangover from the U.S. strikes. Lyons joked on X that that is the “worst time in TV for 30 years to arrange store.”


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