Pie Factory manager appointed to The Space Project

Pie Factory manager appointed to The Space Project Pie Factory manager appointed to The Space Project

Posted 25th Jul 2014 at 07:57 by ihtezaz anwar

The talent behind the success of the Pie Factory at MediaCityUk has been appointed stage manager for Manchester’s Space project.

Dean Sinacola (36), completes the team of five at the new 360,000 sq. ft. drama and TV production hub in Gorton, Manchester which opened for business last week. Starting in the new role today (Monday 2 June) he’s responsible for managing 55,000 sq ft of production space across five sound stages.


With 15 years’ experience in TV, Dean started his career at Manchester’s post production house, Sumners where he worked his way through from runner to head of production. It has been the last eight years however where he has shown his true strengths in taking a closed down building to the successful business that is The Pie Factory sound stage facility at MediacityUK.

Commenting on his new role, Dean Sinacola said: “I’m passionately committed to the TV and film production sector in Manchester and very excited to be part of the ongoing story for facilities in this region. The team behind The Sharp Project has worked with me over the years to make sure we secure production for the region. The Space Project is the next chapter and together we will continue to support the whole Manchester offer.”

Dean will team up with The Space Project’s newly appointed General Manager, Clare Griffiths and John Mariner, both former ITV employees.

John Mariner, Client Liaison Manager and Head of Production said: “It’s great to have Dean join the team. We both share the same ambition – to bring quality production to the North. With the team now all on board we can’t wait to show off Space to anyone looking for the next best place to make award-winning content. ” The Space Project is managed by the Sharp Project management team and is taking bookings now.

Production companies interested in finding out more about stage availability at The Space Project can visit, email [email protected] or call 0161 205 5508.

Space Studios Manchester
Vaughan Street
West Gorton
M12 5FQ

0161 205 5508

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