Women-led non-fiction production company and cultural consultancy Culture House has opened a Los Angeles office and brought on two key new personnel as it ramps up its plans to grow and diversify its production slate through 2022.
Founding partner and head of development Carri Twigg (pictured) will relocate from Culture House’s New York base to its West Coast office, the company announced on Tuesday (Jan. 11), where she will be joined by newly hired senior development officer Jaimie Woo. The two previously worked together in the Obama White House, where Twigg served as special assistant to the president and then director of public engagement for V.P. Joe Biden, while Woo worked on gender violence policy for Biden’s office.
Twigg’s fellow co-founders, executive producer Raeshem Nijhon and head of production Nicole Galovski, will continue to lead Culture House’s NYC office. Galovski will have a new report in Kristie Lutz, a veteran of HBO, Adult Swim, and Univision, who has been brought on board to oversee production management for the company’s documentary, unscripted, and branded content slate.
The new hires and West Coast expansion come in advance of the prodco’s planned move into podcast production and scripted content later this year.
Repped by WME, Culture House’s next non-fiction project is The Hair Tales, a series that examines Black female beauty and identity, which will air in summer 2022. The project is coproduced with Joy Mill Entertainment, Tetravision and Harpo Films, and will be broadcast simultaneously by Oprah Winfrey’s OWN and Onyx Collective, the creators-of-color content brand and streaming channel from Disney-owned Hulu.