Spring Films CEO and founder André Singer is moving into the role of chief creative officer with former Liberty Global executive Chris Smith tapped to take on top post at the London-headquartered prodco.
Spring recently produced Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer’s Apple TV+ documentary Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds and is coproducing Werner and Rudolph Herzog’s new feature, Last Exit Space, due to start production this year.
Richard Melman is retiring from his role as managing director and will now concentrate on executive producing several on-going projects.
Smith was formerly managing director, investments, at multinational telecom giant Liberty Global and has previously worked with several production companies focusing on strategy and business development.
As CEO of Spring, Smith will focus on securing investment and developing growth opportunities for the company.
The production outfit specializes in blue chip documentary and non-scripted content for clients such as Netflix, A&E, BBC, HBO, Nat Geo, Apple TV+ and others.
Its credits include Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing and The Look of Silence; Singer’s Emmy-winning Night Will Fall; Herzog’s documentary Into The Inferno (Netflix); City 40 (Netflix); Canvey: The Promised Island (BBC1); Channel 4′s Prison series; and Meeting Gorbachev from Herzog and Singer for A&E.