3 Mills Studios has appointed Mel Nortcliffe to the role of bookings manager.

Nortcliffe worked in theatre stage management for 10 years before moving to the film and television industry.

Her credits as a first assistant director include Strike Back and Silent Witness.

3 Mills studio executive Derek Watts said Nortcliffe’s experience as a first assistant director was invaluable and that her background in production would help the studio improve its client offering.