Nick Bullen Launches New Indie Label


British TV executive Nick Bullen has launched 53 Degrees Global, which houses the new production label Love Monday, alongside existing indies Spun Gold TV, Penny Lane Entertainment and Wise Wolf.

Love Monday, led by Kerene Barefield as creative director, will specialize in factual entertainment, specialist factual and digital content for U.K. and international platforms. The company launches with a new series commission for Sky Arts and an access series in production for release in 2024. It will also produce future seasons of Sky Arts’ Master Crafters: The Next Generation.

53 Degrees Global will add additional revenue streams to the existing business activities of the labels in the group by targeting new opportunities in digital content production and work for international corporate clients, alongside the creation of Love Monday to expand the genres in which the group operates. 53 Degrees is already working with international clients on various projects.

Bullen, chairman of 53 Degrees Global, said: “Launching 53 Degrees Global will provide us with the structure and agility to open up new revenue streams, including digital opportunities and corporate work for high-profile international clients, alongside building on the successful operations of our existing brands Spun Gold TV, Penny Lane and Wise Wolf. 53 Degrees Global is also looking at further label launches in the near future to complement our existing brands.”

“I’m thrilled to be launching Love Monday as part of the 53 Degrees Global,” Bullen added. “Kerene is one of the U.K.’s leading executive producers whose skill set ranges from live fast-turnaround factual entertainment to high-end specialist factual programming and exclusive royal access, as well as creating social content. She’s hit the ground running with two shows in production for Sky Arts and more in development.”

Barefield said: “After 20 years in the television industry, the opportunity and challenge of running my own production label feels like a timely next step. The difficulties of the current climate mean we all rely on creativity more than ever, and with this in mind, I am excited to begin building Love Monday around strong ideas that resonate with viewers across a full spectrum of platforms.”