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Sept. - Oct. 2017

 

Edit Producer 

"Matilda & The Ramsay Bunch" - Studio Ramsay / Objective Media Group

15x15mins (CBBC).

 

4th series of the popular cookery, lifestyle and activity based series following Matilda, daughter of renowned chef Gordon Ramsay as the family head off on their summer holidays around the UK and Italy. As well as taking part in challenges Matilda cooks her way through the best of British and Italian dishes, adding her own unique twists to the food.

 

Exec. Producer Paul Ratcliffe (Studio Ramsay) / Exec. Producer Hugh Lawton (CBBC)


 

 

May - Aug. 2017

 

Senior Edit Producer 

"Jamie's Quick & Easy Food" - Jamie Oliver Productions

8x30mins (Channel 4).

 

Jamie's Quick & Easy 5-ingredient Food is set to air this autumn and will see Jamie focusing on simple, delicious dishes for the new eight-part series on Channel 4.

 

Packed with tips and little tricks, the series will coincide with Jamie's new book, of the same name, and will see him strip back his famously detailed recipes to just a few core flavours or ingredients. Focussing on quality over quantity to achieve amazingly simple food in return massive flavour, this is simple cooking that’s super accessible.

 

Exec. Producer Katy Fryer / Series Producer Katie Millard

 

 

 

March - April 2017

 

Senior Edit Producer 

"Culinary Genius" - Studio Ramsay / Objective Media Group

20x60min (ITV1). 

 

Culinary Genius, a new ITV daytime cookery competition format created by Gordon Ramsay’s new production company Studio Ramsay.

 

Senior Edit Producer overseeing post producton, responsible for leading the edit producing team in shaping the visual style, pace and narrative structure.

 

Each hour-long episode will see nine amateur cooks head into a wrestling ring-style studio to do culinary battle. Hosted by Fern Britton, a different high profile professional chef will preside over the kitchen each week, demonstrating with expertise two of the tasks for the competitors as well as the audience at home.

 

Launched by Gordon Ramsay himself, guest chefs Rosemary Shrager, Jean-Christophe Novelli and Phil Vickery will follow, bringing their own unique style to the high-intensity kitchen.

 

Series Producer Antonia Lloyd / Exec. Producer Michelle Laanger


 

 

Jan. - Feb. 2017

Course Devisor / Tutor 

"Series Producer / Producer Foundation Course in Television Production" - Alias Academy 

3x 5day courses (Creative Skillset)

 

Asked to return and teach another run of the "Series Producer / Producer" training course I devised in 2016 for Alias Academy with funding from Creative Skillset.

 

Each course blended theoretical and situational learning covering a broad range of topics including Team Roles & Responsibilities; Key Producer Skills, Qualities and Competencies; Anatomy of a TV Programme; Designing a Production Process; Format / Idea Generation and Development; Leadership Styles and Skills, Setting Objectives, Giving Feedback and Managing Poor Performance; Working With Children – Guidelines, Policies and Safeguarding Trust; Leading and Developing a Creative Team;  TV Production from Initial Pitch to Final Delivery.

 

As well as classroom learning the students were set online coursework designed around a real world location based production devised to utilise their learning in order to complete key production documents including Shooting Scripts, Timed Running Orders, detailed Recording Schedules and Risk Assessments.

 

Office Manager / Training Course Coordinator Natalie Brady (Alias Hire / Alias Academy)

 

Nov. 2016 - Jan. 2017

 

Series Edit Producer 

"Celebrity 100% Hotter" & "100% Hotter" - Naked Entertainment

3x60min (Channel 5) & 10x60min Series 2 (5 Star). 

 

Series Edit Producer overseeing post producton of 3x60 celebrity specials and 20x60min episodes for the second series of 100% Hotter; an inspirational make-under show that probes what the great British public really think about striking, individual and unique styles that can make people stop and stare.

 

An expert team of three stylists experiment with new looks and help people understand more about themselves and what makes them tick, with a bit of fun and banter along the way.

 

Series Producer Catherine Mann / Exec. Producer Matt Cox

 

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Sept. - Oct. 2016

 

Senior Edit Producer 

"Undressed" - RDF Television / Fizz TV

20x30min Series 2 (TLC). 

 

Returning Edit Producer working on the second series of the popular experimental dating show that sees two perfect strangers undress each other and climb into bed on a first date in an exciting new series that accelerates intimacy and explores the accepted rules of attraction.

 

Exec. Producer Peter Usher (Fizz TV) / Jules Wilson (RDF) / Series Producer Louise Dibley / Execs. Steve Jones & Mark Procter (Discovery Networks International)

Aug. - Sep. 2016

 

Senior Edit Producer 

"First Class Chefs Family Style" - Fresh One Productions

10x15min series (Disney Channel). 

 

New summer spin-off series of the popular children's cookery competition. Hosted by Matt Tebbutt, First Class Chefs. First Class Chefs Family Style sees talented junior chefs from the original series, teamed up with a member of their family to battle it out in a winner takes all cook-off to produce a well presented dish that is Family Fit, Healthy and Nutritious.

 

Development Exec. Mark Sammon / Series Producer Sarah Myland

Aug. 2016

 

Senior Edit Producer 

"Jamie's Family Super Food" - Fresh One Productions

8x30min series (Channel 4). 

 

New series of Jamie's Super Food, this time revisiting family classics and comfort food favourites, making them easy, super-tasty and packed full of superfood goodness.

 

Jamie wants to get super food ingredients into all our favourite family recipes, ensuring they're nutritionally balanced and packed with goodness - helping everyone to lead healthier, happier lives.

 

Exec. Producer Kevin Lane / Series Producer Catherine Mann

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June 2016

 

Senior Edit Producer 

"Undressed" - RDF Television / Fizz TV

20x30min Series 1 (TLC). 

 

Undressed is a new innovative and experimental dating show that sees two perfect strangers undress each other and climb into bed on a first date in an exciting new series that accelerates intimacy and explores the accepted rules of attraction.

Inspired by the psychology of dating and the social science surrounding the rules of intimacy, a supersized screen will pose probing questions and set tasks designed to rapidly foster relationships. When the time is up, the couples must make their decision – to stay in bed and continue the date or leave the room.

 

Exec. Producer Peter Usher (Fizz TV) / Series Producer Jules Wilson (RDF) / Execs. Steve Jones & Mark Procter (Discovery Networks International)

 

Feb. - March 2016

Course Devisor / Tutor

Series Producer / Producer Foundation Course in Television Production  - Alias Academy

3x 5day courses (Creative Skillset)

 

Drawing from my BBC training and personal broadcast experience as a Senior / Series Producer I devised and taught a comprehensive producer foundation training course to suit mixed ability students wishing to learn more about the Producer role with additional focus on the guidelines and working practices involved in Children’s Television Production.

 

Each course blended theoretical and situational learning covering a broad range of topics including Team Roles & Responsibilities; Key Producer Skills, Qualities and Competencies; Anatomy of a TV Programme; Designing a Production Process; Format / Idea Generation and Development; Leadership Styles and Skills, Setting Objectives, Giving Feedback and Managing Poor Performance; Working With Children – Guidelines, Policies and Safeguarding Trust; Leading and Developing a Creative Team;  TV Production from Initial Pitch to Final Delivery.

 

As well as classroom learning the students were set online coursework designed around a real world location based production devised to utilise their learning in order to complete key production documents including Shooting Scripts, Timed Running Orders, detailed Recording Schedules and Risk Assessments.

 

Office Manager / Training Course Coordinator Natalie Brady (Alias Hire / Alias Academy)

 

Michela

Dec. 2015 - Jan. 2016

 

Senior Edit Producer

"Michela's Tuscan Kitchen" - Fresh One Productions

10x30min series (BBC Worldwide / Foxtel).

 

New location and studio based cookery series made by Fresh One Productions or BBC Worldwide / Foxtel featuring host Michela Chiappa with special appearances by her sisters Emi and Romina. 

 

New flagship lifestyle cookery series made by Fresh One Productions for BBC Worldwide featuring sisters Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley.

 

This new series features location VTs filmed in Tuscany where Michela visits local artisan food producers. Back in the studio she cooks simple, delicious Italian food made with quality ingredients inspired by her Tuscan adventure.

 

Exec. Producer Kevin Lane / Series Producer Catherine Mann / Commissioning Execs. Andrea Olsson (BBC WW) & Helen Linthorne (Foxtel)


 

 

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Sept. - Dec. 2015

 

Senior Edit Producer

"Hemsley + Hemsley: Healthy & Delicious" - Fresh One Productions

10x30min series (BBC Worldwide / Foxtel).

 

New flagship lifestyle cookery series made by Fresh One Productions for BBC Worldwide / Foxtel featuring sisters Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley. The Series was also broadcast in 2016 on Channel 4 as "Eating Well with Hemsley + Hemsley".

 

Hemsley & Hemsley: Healthy & Delicious is Melissa and Jasmine’s debut TV series centered on their passion for creating satisfying and easy to digest food that makes you feel happier, healthier and more energized. The series will showcase their delicious recipes made with organic, nutrient-filled ingredients free of grain, gluten and refined sugar.

 

Exec. Producer Kevin Lane / Series Producer Catherine Mann / Commissioning Execs. Andrea Olsson (BBC WW) & Helen Linthorne (Foxtel)

 

 

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Aug. - Sept. 2015

 

Senior Edit Producer

"If Katie Hopkins Ruled The World" - Mentorn Media

7x60min series (TLC).

 

New studio debate show in which controversial former star of The Apprentice Katie Hopkins will take on a mix of outspoken celebrities, comedians and members of the studio audience, arguing over everyday issues include weight, class, money, benefits, sex, education, family and relationships.

Exec. Producer Gareth Davies / Series Producer Warren Prentice (Mentorn Media)

Commissioning Execs.  Sarah Thornton & Clare Laycock (TLC)

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Edit Producer

"Mine Kings" - RDF Television

8x60min series (National Geographic Channel).

 

Edit Producer working on a new 8x60min ob doc / reality series for National Geographic Channels International following an elite mining team and gem hunter Guy Clutterbuck as together they travel the globe, working alongside local artisan miners in their search for stunning and rare rough gems.

 

Exec. Producer Dan Barraclough / Commissioning Editor Ed Sayer (Nat Geo)

 

 

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Feb. - June 2015

 

Senior / Series Edit Producer

"First Class Chefs" - Fresh One Productions

9x25min series (Disney Channel).

 

Senior Edit Producer working on a new flagship children’s cookery competition format hosted by Michel Roux Jr made by Fresh One Productions for the Disney Channel.

 

Responsible for leading the edit producing team in shaping the visual style, pace and narrative structure across the series as well as overseeing multiple edit suites and post production deadlines from rough cut to final delivery.

 

Exec. Producer Mark Sammon / Commissioning Exec. Antonia Lloyd (Disney Channel)

 

Jan. 2015

 

Development Producer

Kidscreen Summit 2015 - Midnight Oil Productions

30min Game Show format.

 

Working on the final development of a new branded children’s game show format to be pitched to a major worldwide broadcaster as well as assisting with the development of ideas for the Kidscreen Summit 2015.

 

Exec. Producer Ros Attille / CEO & Exec Producer Gillane Seaborne

 

 Goldsmiths

Nov. - Dec. 2014

Multi-Camera Studio Director / Course Tutor

Department of Media & Communications,

Goldsmiths, University of London

Multi-Camera Studio Director and Course Tutor working part-time with the Department of Media & Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London teaching their 'Television Journalism' MA students the practical skills and techniques of a live news studio production team as well as instructing them in additional roles including gallery technical operation, studio camera, floor / stage management and on-screen presenting.

 

I was responsible for assisting the senior lecturers in developing the students editorial and directing skills and leading the student production teams in the delivery of their weekly ‘as-live’ news studio exercise, sharing with them the comprehensive training and professional experience I gained as a studio producer and multi-camera studio director while working for the BBC.

 

I also worked as the multi-camera studio director of the Professor Stuart Hall Conference, a 9 hour  live international web streaming event held at Goldsmiths with the students from the Department of Media & Communications working as my gallery team and technical crew.

 

Senior Lecturer, Television Journalism MA - Linda Lewis / Joint Head of Department - Dr Julian Henriques

 

Mum Made Me A Star RizeUSA

CBBC

March - June 2014

 

Series Producer / Development Producer / Series Director / Edit Producer

"Mum Made Me A Star" - RizeUSA (DCD Media)

30min Pilot for 12x30min & 1x60min series (CBBC).

 

Series Producer leading the format development of a non-broadcast pilot for a new observational documentary / reality music entertainment talent show to be made for BBC Children’s Factual Entertainment.

 

Responsible for planning, casting, scripting, directing and editing the taster tape as well as overseeing the long-term format development of the series.

 

Exec. Producer Sheldon Lazarus (RizeUSA) / Exec. Editor Melissa Hardinge (CBBC Independents)

 

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Discovery Kids

Aug. - Dec. 2012

 

Series Producer / Development Producer / Series Director / Series Edit Producer

"Adventure 8: Zoo Games" - Infocus Asia

8x25min (Discovery Asia Pacific Kids).

 

Developed, produced and directed a new wildlife observational documentary / challenge based series commissioned for the launch of the new children’s channel ‘Discovery Asia Pacific Kids' in 2013. Responsible for leading the Singapore based production team through all stages of pre-production, signing off on all research, casting and developing content structure, games and interactive challenges to support themed episodes and learning takeaway.

 

Produced, scripted and directed the series on location and oversaw all aspects of post-production, setting the tone, style and pace for the series as well as managing multiple off-line edit suites, signing off each stage from rough cut to final delivery.

 

Exec. Producer / Head of Content Dean Johnson (Infocus Asia) / Head of Production APAC Vikram Channa (Discovery Networks Asia Pacific)

Meet The Parents

E4

July - Aug. 2012

 

Multi-Camera Location Director

"Meet The Parents: Series 2" - Objective Productions

2x1hr (E4).

 

Multi-Camera (flying-rig) Director of the location based hidden camera comedy series made by Objective Productions for E4 utilizing Flying Rig & Covert CCTV camera setup.

 

Responsible for location recces to find a suitable domestic locations to fit the filming of two back-to-back episodes, working closely with cast, Series Producer and Scripting Producer during rehearsals and recording, overseeing stage planning, camera plots and operating a matrix vision desk to switch between the 20 hidden cameras to ensuring all planned action and ad-libs were caught on camera.

 

Exec. Producer Lee Hupfield / Series Producer Ben Jessop

 

 

ETIOArgos Web

July 2012

 

Script Producer / Studio Producer Director

"Argos Online Christmas Campaign" - ETIO

 

On-line commercial Christmas campaign to be made for Argos featuring child actors and filmed using blue screen and interactive graphics.

 

Responsible for reviewing and editing scripts written in the USA and restyling them for an English market / audience as well as tailoring scripts to suit the age and ability of the child contributors / actors.

 

Creative Director Ashley Pollak

ISSA

July 2012

 

Guest Speaker - Broadcast Television Production

- International School Of Screen Acting

 

Invited guest speaker addressing two groups of students to discuss television production, focussing on single camera and multi-camera directing / filming techniques, script-writing and programme development from pitch to final delivery.

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May - June 2012

 

Juror - Children’s Factual & Children’s Entertainment

- International Emmy Awards

 

Invited to take part as a juror for the 2012 International Emmy Awards, judging around 50 programmes entered into two children's categories - Factual & Non-Scripted Entertainment to help narrow down the final nominee selections.

 

 Mandrake Films

BBC Learning

Learning On Screen

Jan. - May 2012

 

Senior Producer / Series Director / Edit Producer

"Young Legal Eagles" - Mandrake Films

1hr + 6x10min web episodes (BBC Two / BBC Learning).

 

Groundbreaking observational documentary exploring the British legal system made for BBC Learning. Responsible for format development, managing the production schedule, selecting the two schools to take on the role of prosecution and defence, casting mentor barrister teams and other key courtroom experts, overseeing location recces, contributor mentoring, scripting, producing and directing single camera / multi-camera flying rig setups.

 

Edit Producing the programme for final delivery I was responsible for all off-line edits from rough cut to picture lock, voiceover script writing /editing, voiceover artist recording, sound dub, picture grade and playout for final delivery.

 

Exec. Producer Lucy Baxter (Mandrake Films) / Exec. Producers Mark Gorton & Katy Jones (BBC Learning)

 

Learning On Screen nominee ‘Courseware and Curriculum Broadcast Award’ 2013

 

Japan Prize nominee ‘Youth Category Award’ 2013

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Cartoon Network

Aug. - Sept. 2011

 

Studio Producer

"Ben 10 Ultimate Challenge" - Twenty Twenty Television

50x22min (Cartoon Network).

 

Children’s game-show mixing general knowledge and physical challenges, filmed in twelve different languages for broadcast in the UK, Europe and the Middle East with competitors and presenters from each region. Responsible for overseeing international producers during the script-reversioning process ensuring that the original English scripts were correctly translated and that they worked for the targeted audience. I also stood in for the Series Producer during studio recordings, overseeing the foreign presenters and international producers

 

Exec. Daniel Marlowe / Series Producer Mandy Morris

 

JCC

 May - June 2011

  

Development Producer

“Arabian Aqua Adventure” & “JCC Activate”  - Fresh One Productions

15x30min & 30x1hr (Al Jazeera Children’s Channel).

 

Personally devised two new factual entertainment formats “Arabian Aqua Adventure” (15x30min) & “JCC Activate” (30x1hr) specifically for the Al Jazeera Children’s Channel (JCC) to be pitched by Fresh One Productions in order to continue the ongoing production relationship between the two companies.

 

Exec. Producer Roy Ackerman

Free@Last TV

 Nov. 2010 - Feb. 2011

 

Self-Shooting Producer Director

- Free@Last Television

 

Ongoing freelance work producing / directing links, interviews, behind the scenes filming and taster tapes for ITV daytime pitches, new online TV channels and ongoing documentary projects.

 

Exec. Producer / Managing Director Barry Ryan

 

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JCC

 Nov. 2010 - Jan. 2011

 

Series Development Producer

"The Flying Saucer (Al Tabaq Al Ta'er)" - Fresh One Productions

25x30min (Al Jazeera Children’s Channel).

 

As the future Series Producer of the 2nd series of Al Tabaq Al Ta’er I was responsible for revising, reworking and developing the format, structure, content and character storylines for the final approval of Al Jazeera. Working closely with the Production Manager I helped to analyse the various budgetary cost implications that the new format would have on recces, casting, filming, crewing and the overall production timeline.

 

Exec. Producer Roy Ackerman (Fresh One Productions) / Commissioning Exec. Faycal Hassairi (Al Jazeera Children's)

 

 

 

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JCC

 Feb. - Sept. 2010

 

Senior Producer / Series Director / Series Edit Producer

"The Flying Saucer (Al Tabaq Al Ta'er)" - Fresh One Productions

25x30min (Al Jazeera Children’s Channel).

 

'The Flying Saucer / Al Tabaq Al Ta'er' was a new ‘healthy eating’ factual entertainment series blending sci-fi, cookery, comedy and drama, created to educate and entertain the audience and help to combat the growing obesity problem amongst children in the Middle East. Scripted in English and shot in Classical Arabic, the series was filmed both on location and in studios based in Doha, Qatar.

 

I was responsible for directing and mentoring inexperienced cast / contributors and adapting scenes to fit their abilities, creating daily recording schedules to maximise the use of studio and child contributor availability, supervising the production team, food stylist, design team, Arabic studio producer, multi-camera director and on-screen talent during rehearsals and recording to ensure that the script translations worked in a foreign language and that all the key science / factual content was delivered on screen.

 

Following filming I took on the role of Series Edit Producer, managing multiple edit suites and reviewing all edits from rough cut to fine cut, overseeing on-line, dub and picture grading and signing off all episodes for final delivery.

 

Exec. Producer Roy Ackerman (Fresh One Productions) / Commissioning Exec. Faycal Hassairi (Al Jazeera Children's)

 

loft London

Dec. 2009 - Jan 2010

 

Reversioning Producer / Playout Supervisor

- Loft London 

(Disney Channel (Europe).

 

Ongoing freelance work overseeing the re-editing of individual programmes, archive content and entire series to be reversioned for broadcast in a variety of languages / territories for the Disney Channel (Europe).

 

Work included managing workflow and liaising with Disney schedulers to meet delivery deadlines for broadcast across a number of European territories.

 

Managing Director Davide Maglio

CBBC

 Nov. 2009

 

Development Producer

"Class Clowns" - Free@Last Television

13x30min (BBC Children’s Entertainment).

 

Freelance work on the final development of “Class Clowns”, a new comedy entertainment ob-doc / reality format (13x30min) to be pitched to BBC Children’s Entertainment.

 

Exec. Producer / Managing Director Barry Ryan

loft London

Sept. - Nov. 2009

 

Reversioning Producer / Playout Supervisor / FCP Editor

- Loft London 

(Disney Channel Europe and National Geographic)

 

Ongoing freelance work overseeing the re-editing of individual programmes, archive content and entire series to be reversioned for broadcast in a variety of languages / territories for the Disney Channel (Europe) and National Geographic.

 

Work included digitising, editing / syncing new audio language mixes and playing out / uploading reversioned programmes to clients via FTP sites.

 

Managing Director Davide Maglio

Free@Last TV

Sept. 2009

Self-Shooting Producer Director

“Martina Cole” (Working Title) - Free@Last Television

 

Self-Shooting Producer Director filming the press launch for Martina Cole’s latest book and the post launch ‘celebrity’ party as well as Q&A sessions with budding crime writers. Actuality and interviews filmed to be included in an ongoing documentary to be made for ITV3 about the famous crime author.

 

Exec. Producer / Managing Director Barry Ryan

 

CBBC

 March - June 2009

Live Studio Producer / Multi-Camera Director

- BBC Children's On-Air Presentation

5hrs live daily (BBC One / CBBC).

 

Studio Producer / Multi-Cam Director covering the popular ‘Ed & Oucho’ live on-air presentation slot featuring links, comedy sketches, guest interviews, games, competitions, viewer content and audience interactivity.

 

Responsible for overseeing script ideas meetings with the production team, scheduling timing of links, script writing/editing and mentoring the new presenting team Ian & Hacker.

 

Exec. Producer Alistair Hughes

 

Brainjitsu

May - June 2008

Development Producer

"Brainjitsu" - BBC Children's Factual Development

 

Responsible for revising and reworking the format with a view to a second series being commissioned, developing new games and possible variations to the overall structure of the show to fit within a 30min timeslot. I also helped the team with the initial development and possible content ideas for other factual show formats.

 

Exec. Producer Gillian Scothern

 

Brainjitsu

Nov. 2007 - April 2008

Studio Producer / Multi-Camera Director

"Brainjitsu" - BBC Children's Factual 

25x60min (BBC Two / CBBC Channel).

 

Studio Producer of the new fast turnaround game show series merging studio and observational / reality filming to test ‘Brainees’ mental abilities through seven stages of brain training and physical challenges.

 

Responsible for managing the production team, monitoring challenges, ensuring fair play, overseeing contestant story arcs and collating edit notes as well as producing commentary recordings and overseeing final audio mixes as part of the final sign off process.

 

Exec. Producer Gillian Scothern

 

Adventure Florida

June - Sept. 2007

Senior Casting Producer / Location Producer

"Adventure Florida" - BBC Children's Factual / Spectrum Productions / Discovery Kids USA 

15x30min (BBC Two / Discovery Kids USA).

 

Senior Location Producer working on a co-produced factual entertainment observational documentary series following a team of eight British and American children during a five week educational expedition across Florida, interacting with natural, exotic and dangerous wildlife including Manatees, Tigers and Killer Whales.

 

Responsible for casting the UK children and maintaining BBC standards, safety and editorial policy over the month long shoot in the USA.

 

Exec. Producer Reem Nouss (CBBC) / Melinda Toperoff (Discovery Kids USA) 

 

Blue Peter 2007

Aug. 2006 - April 2007

Live Studio Producer

"Blue Peter" - BBC Children's Factual 

3x30min weekly (BBC One).

 

Studio Producer of the flagship live children’s magazine show featuring a diverse range of content including musical performances, film packages, interviews, competitions, sporting challenges, creative makes and appeals.

 

Responsible for managing and mentoring a team of APs, Researchers and Production Assistants, developing content, running orders, script writing and producing on screen talent during rehearsals and live transmission.

 

Exec. Producer Reem Nouss / Editor Richard Marson

 

BBC Blast

August 2006

Multi-Camera Location Director

"BLAST" - BBC Learning / Bitesize 

30min (BBC Two / BBC Online).

 

Filming live music performances for the multi-media teenage / youth factual entertainment magazine show.

 

Responsible for overseeing the technical crew, kit requirements and music camera scripting / directing two different bands to give the performances an edgy and visually stylized impact on screen.

 

Producer Gilly Longton

 

CBBC

July - Aug. 2006

Development Producer

"CBBC Events" - BBC Children's Development

 

Working up development ideas for large-scale events to have an impact on screen and on location with CBBC viewers. Ideas included 'Colony' an interactive and USA based reality series celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Jamestown colony and 'The Big Red Happy Hour' a profile raising live event for Comic Relief. 

 

Exec. Producers Amanda Gabbitas / Roy Milani

  

Sport Relief

May - June 2006

Multi-Camera Studio Director / Edit Producer

"Sport Relief Gets Sub'd" - BBC Children's Entertainment 

5x30min; 1x50min (BBC One).

 

Studio Director of the physical and mental game show series starring a mix of sporting celebrities and family teams competing in a knockout format designed to help raise the profile of Sport Relief amongst the CBBC audience.

 

Responsible for mentoring new directors who were keen to learn the craft of studio directing, assisting the new studio producer in managing the gallery, floor and studio recording as well as overseeing the off-line and on-line editing of the series.

 

Exec. Producers Sue Morgan / Joe Godwin

 

Sept. 2005 - May 2006

Live Multi-Camera Studio Director / Studio Producer

"Blue Peter" - BBC Children's Factual 

3x30min weekly (BBC One).

 

Returning Multi-Camera Studio Director working on the flagship live studio magazine show featuring a strong and diverse range of content including musical performances, film packages, guest interviews, competitions, appeals, sporting challenges and creative makes.

 

During the run I was asked to take over the role of Studio Producer and oversee a production team of APs, Researchers and Production Assistants, developing content, running orders, script-writing / editing and producing on screen talent during rehearsals and live transmission.

 

Exec. Producer Reem Nouss / Editor Richard Marson

 

CBBC

May - Sept. 2005

 

Senior Producer

"CBBC Music Unit" - BBC Children's Entertainment & Children's Factual 

 

Senior Producer of a specialised team managing music booking across all CBBC output, overseeing editorial policy and suitability of material, meeting with CBBC producers to arrange artist booking for their programmes, liaising with external content providers, record company pluggers and PR to review new releases and negotiate artist availability.

 

Exec. Producer Annette Williams

 

 

 

TOTP Saturday

TOTP

June 2004 - May 2005

 

Multi-Camera Studio Director / Edit Producer / Studio Producer

"Top of The Pops Saturday" - BBC Children's Entertainment 

1x60min weekly (BBC One).

 

Multi-Camera Studio Director of the popular Saturday morning music entertainment magazine show featuring musical performances, comedy sketches, interviews, reviews and competitions. Some performances were used on the main show ‘Top Of The Pops’. As Edit Producer I oversaw fast turnaround post-production of the programme and also deputised for the Series Producer during studio recordings.

 

Exec. Producer Sue Morgan / Series Producer Christina Brown

CBBC

March - June 2004

Live Studio Producer

- BBC Children's On-Air Presentation 

12hrs live daily (BBC One / BBC Two / CBBC Channel).

 

Studio Producer overseeing script ideas meetings with the production team, scheduling timing of links, script writing/editing links, comedy sketches, guest interviews, games and audience interactivity as well as producing and nurturing on-screen talent during rehearsals and live transmission.

 

Exec. Producer Paul Smith

 

uk top 40

Jan. - March 2004

Live Multi-Camera Studio Director / Studio Producer

"The UK Top 40" - BBC Children's On-Air Presentation

2½ hr live weekly (CBBC Channel).

 

Multi-Camera Studio Director of the live Top 40 chart rundown show featuring music news, reviews and guest interviews, coordinated with the live Radio 1 broadcast. Also deputised for the Series Producer during pre-production and live transmission in his absence.

 

Exec. Producer Paul Smith

  

Blue Peter 2004

Nov. - Dec. 2003

Live Multi-Camera Studio Director

"Blue Peter" - BBC Children's Factual

1x30min weekly (BBC One).

 

Returning Multi-Camera Studio Director working on the flagship live children’s magazine show featuring a strong and diverse range of content. Invited back to direct the entertainment themed live ‘Friday’ show including music performances, celebrity interviews and game-show style quizzes ‘Backstage Battle’ and ‘Pairs Win Prizes’.

 

Exec. Producer Reem Nouss / Editor Richard Marson

 

Tikkabilla

Cbeebies

Aug. - Nov. 2003

Multi-Camera Studio Director / Edit Producer

"Tikkabilla" - BBC Children's Pre-School

16x30min (BBC One / BBC Two / CBeebies channel).

 

Flagship colourful pre-school magazine show featuring puppets, storytelling, songs, music performances and creative makes.

 

I worked closely with the on-screen talent during rehearsals and was responsible for camera scripting, creating floor plans and writing recording schedules for two blocks of eight shows. Following the studio recordings I oversaw post-production of each block of programmes including editing and final dub.

 

Exec. Producer Kay Benbow / Producer Allan Johnston & Alison Haggar

 

Short Change

April - July 2003

Studio Director / Edit Producer

"Short Change" - BBC Children's Factual

15x30min (BBC One).

 

Flagship interactive, multi-platform consumer affairs magazine show fighting for children’s rights. As well as directing the show I also oversaw the post-production editing assembly of the studio links, sequences and VT inserts before final sign off by the Exec. Producer and Series Producer.

 

Exec. Producer Reem Nouss

 

April - June 2003

Live Multi-Camera Studio Director

"Newsround" - BBC Children's Factual 

15min live daily (BBC One).

 

Live Network Multi-Camera Studio Director of the long running flagship children’s evening news bulletin. The programme was a fast-turnaround production, liable to change up to and during live transmission depending on late breaking news.

 

Exec. Producer Ian Prince / Series Producer Sinead Rocks

 

Get Your Own Back

Nov. 2002 - March 2003

Multi-Camera Studio Director / Edit Producer

"Get Your Own Back" - BBC Children's Entertainment 

30x30min (BBC One / CBBC Channel).

 

Studio Director of two back-to-back series of the inflatable and gunge based game show where kids get revenge on a relative, teacher or celebrity. Following the studio recording I was responsible for post-production overseeing editing, voiceover commentary, final dub and playout.

 

Exec Producer Chris Bellinger / Series Producer Sue Morgan

 

TOTP Awards

Nov. 2002

Location Producer Director / Edit Producer

"TOTP Awards 2002 / Top Of The Pops Saturday" - BBC Children's Entertainment

3x10min (BBC One).

 

Producer and Director of three pre-recorded 10min bulletins filmed at the Top Of The Pops Awards ceremony held in Manchester 2002 covering behind the scenes filming, rehearsals, red carpet arrivals, celebrity interviews, performances and news. An extremely fast turnaround production, the bulletins were edited during and following the event and the final packages played down the line to London overnight ready for transmission on Top Of The Pops Saturday the following morning.

 

Exec. Producer Sue Morgan / Series Producer Annette Williams

 

CCTV

BBC3

May - Oct. 2002

Producer / Multi-Camera Director / Edit Producer

"CCTV" - BBC Comedy Entertainment

10x30min (BBC Three).

 

Unique post watershed hidden camera ‘hit’ based comedy game-show using covert CCTV multi-camera flying rig set-up developed for the launch of BBC Three.

 

Producer managing the production team, talent, technical crew, attending recces with the to plan CCTV camera placement and covert flying rig set-up as well as directing / vision mixing during ‘hits’. Edit Produced ‘hits’ and final assembly of programmes, script-writing additional commentary VO.

 

Exec. Producer Jonathan Glazier / Series Producer Elsa Sharp

 

Oct. 2001 - May 2002

Live Multi-Camera Studio Director / Live Studio Producer

- BBC Children's On-Air Presentation

12hrs live daily (CBBC One / CBBC Two / CBBC Prime / CBBC Channel).

 

Studio Director responsible for script-writing and camera scripting the live ‘CBBC Sunday’ morning show on BBC Two including acquisitions, competitions, interactive game-show, guest interviews and links.

 

As a Senior Studio Director I was responsible for leading the launch and re-branding of the CBBC Channel, CBBC One & CBBC Two, developing new content including games and themed slots as well as mentoring the new CBBC Channel presenting team.

 

Following the launch I took on the role of Studio Producer managing the on-air production team and mentoring new directors.

 

Exec. Producers Reem Nouss / Paul Smith

  

Stitch Up

Sept. - Oct. 2001

Location Producer / Director

"Stitch Up" - BBC Children's Entertainment

30min (BBC One).

 

Location Producer / Director working on the PSC, multi-camera and covert CCTV based hidden camera comedy prank show mixing stunts and street hits.

 

Exec. Producer Sue Morgan / Series Producer Nick Hopkin

   

Blue Peter 2000

Oct. 2000 - Sept. 2001

Live Outside Broadcast and Multi-Camera Studio Director

"Blue Peter" - BBC Children's Factual

1x30min live weekly (BBC One).

 

Live OB and Multi-Camera Studio Director of the flagship children’s magazine show featuring a strong and diverse range of content including musical performances, film packages, guest interviews, competitions, appeals, sporting challenges and creative makes.

 

Responsible for script writing main show links and interviews, camera scripting, designing the set layout, drawing up floor / camera plans, recording schedules and leading technical planning meetings.

 

Editor Steve Hocking / Series Producer Bridget Caldwell / Producer Richard Marson

  

Record Breakers

May - Sept. 2000

Multi-Camera Location Producer / Director

"Linford's Record Breakers" - BBC Children's Entertainment 

8x30min (BBC One).

 

Producer / Director of a special one off show filmed in New York (USA), seven UK based multi-camera location based episodes featuring main links and an ‘end of show’ as-live world record attempt as well as numerous individual record breaking attempts shot around the UK.

 

Exec. Producer Chris Bellinger

  

Dec.1999 - April 2000

Series Producer / Studio Producer

"Sub Zero" - BBC Children's Entertainment / New Media 

6x30min live (BBC Two).

 

Series Producer of the ground breaking live Internet / technology based interactive multi-platform studio game show. Responsible for reworking the format, games and multi-platform interactive content for the second series, managing the production team of APs, researchers, production assistants and studio director, overseeing the budget, pre-filming of the ‘net-detectives’ inserts, weekly game design and script writing the main show links. Having redeveloped the format to make the audience a more integral part of the programme ‘Sub Zero’ smashed the previous record for hits on any BBC website.

 

Exec. Producer Annette Williams

 

BAFTA nominee ‘Best Children's Entertainment Show’ 2000

  

  

Electric Circus

Live and Kicking

Sept. - Dec. 1999

 

Producer / Studio Assistant Producer

“Electric Circus” / “Live & Kicking” - BBC Children's Entertainment

‘Electric Circus’ 25min weekly (BBC Two) / ‘Live & Kicking’ 3hrs 15min live weekly (BBC One).

 

Producer responsible for rebranding, scripting, directing and editing the weekly entertainment magazine show ‘Electric Circus’. During live transmission I also worked as a Studio AP on the parent show ‘Live & Kicking’.

 

Exec. Producer Chris Bellinger

 

Record Breakers

May - Sept. 1999

Location Producer / Director

"Linford's Record Breakers" - BBC Children's Entertainment 

8x30min (BBC One).

 

Returning Location Producer / Director working on the long running flagship Children's Entertainment magazine show featuring world record attempts filmed around the UK, USA and Europe.

 

Exec. Producer Chris Bellinger / Series Producer Annette Williams 

  

Boyzone A Live and Kicking Year

Nov. - Dec. 1998

Location Producer Director / Edit Producer

"Boyzone - A Live & Kicking Year" - BBC Children's Entertainment

30min (BBC One).

 

Location Producer Director of a special one-off music entertainment observational documentary filmed in Paris, following Boyzone during the last leg of their 1998 promotional tour. An exceptionally fast turnaround production, the documentary was commissioned as a spin off from ‘Live & Kicking’ and focussed on the group as they looked back at the highs / lows of their career and their feelings about their most successful year to date.

 

Following filming I edit produced the 30min documentary ready for its broadcast on New Years Day 1999. The programme was watched by over 4 million viewers and was the largest audience that the ‘Live & Kicking’ brand had ever reached.

 

Exec. Producer Chris Bellinger

  

Electric Circus

Live and Kicking

Sept. 1998 - April 1999

 

Location Producer Director / Studio Assistant Producer

“Electric Circus” / “Live & Kicking” - BBC Children's Entertainment

‘Electric Circus’ 25min weekly (BBC Two) / ‘Live & Kicking’ 3hrs 15min live weekly (BBC One).

 

Returning Location Producer / Director working on the weekly entertainment magazine show ‘Electric Circus’. During live transmission I also worked as a Studio AP on the parent show ‘Live & Kicking’.

 

Exec. Producer Chris Bellinger

July - August 1998

Location Producer / Director

"Linford's Record Breakers" - BBC Children's Entertainment

10x30min (BBC One).

 

First series of the newly rebranded long running children's entertainment show themed around world record attempts filmed on location in the UK, Germany, Jamaica and the USA.

 

Exec. Producer Chris Bellinger / Series Producer Melissa Hardinge 

   

April - July 1998

Location Producer Director / Edit Producer

"The Pop Zone" - BBC Music Entertainment

12x20min weekly (BBC One).

 

A summer spin off of the popular music entertainment show The O-Zone, The Pop Zone was a Saturday morning music magazine show hosted by celebrity guests, filmed in the UK and Europe.

  

Exec. Producer Paul Smith / Series Producer Barry Ryan

 

Electric Circus

Live and Kicking

Feb. - April 1998

  

Location Producer Director / Studio Assistant Producer

“Electric Circus” / “Live & Kicking” - BBC Children's Entertainment

25min weekly (BBC Two) / 3hrs 15min live weekly (BBC One).

 

Location Producer / Director & Studip AP working on the weekly flagship entertainment magazine shows 'Electric Circus' and 'Live & Kicking'.

  

Exec. Producer Chris Bellinger

 

Sept. 1997 - Feb. 1998

Location Producer / Director

"The O-Zone" - BBC Music Entertainment

30min weekly (BBC Two).

 

Youth music entertainment magazine show featuring the latest music reviews, band interviews, performances, behind the scenes filming, news and awards coverage.

  

Exec. Producer Paul Smith / Series Producer Angela Ferreira / Producer Barry Ryan

  

June - Sept. 1997

Assistant Producer

"Naked" - BBC Documentaries

4x60min (BBC Two).

 

Four part landmark documentary series about the human body and peoples changing relationship with their bodies as they grow older.

 

Series Producer / Director Lucy Blackstad.

  

It'll Never Work

June - Aug. 1997

Presenter

"It'll Never Work" - BBC Children's Factual

6x30min (BBC One).

 

Long running children's factual entertainment magazine programme which showcased and tested new inventions and developments in science technology from around the world.

  

Exec. Producer Roy Milani / Series Producer Annette Williams

  

May 1997

Outside Broadcast Assistant Producer

"Election Night Armistice" - BBC Comedy

4hr Live (BBC Two).

 

One-off studio / OB comedy special hosted by the 'Friday Night Armistice' team as a satirical alternative to the live election coverage on BBC One.

  

Exec. Producer Armando Iannucci

  

 Wax Stripped

April - June 1997

Studio Assistant Producer

"Wax Stripped" - BBC Comedy

16x60min (BBC Two).

 

Researching and booking guests for the as-live studio based comedy entertainment debate show hosted by Ruby Wax.

 

Exec. Producers Jon Plowman / Clive Tulloh

  

Jan. - April 1997

Studio Assistant Producer / Location Assistant Producer / OB Assistant Producer

"Tomorrow's World" - BBC Science & Features

30min weekly (BBC One).

 

Long-running studio based magazine show featuring developments in science and technology from the UK and around the world including live studio demonstrations of new gadgets and breakthrough technology.

  

Exec Producers Ed Briffa / Saul Nasse

  

 The Sunday Show

Sept. - Dec. 1996

 

Location Producer Director (PSC & Self-Shooting) / Studio AP (Edit Producer)

"The Sunday Show" - BBC Youth & Comedy Entertainment

60min weekly live (BBC Two).

 

Live acerbic Sunday morning studio based hangover comedy show made by BBC Youth & Comedy Entertainment. 

 

Series Producer Gary Monaghan

 

Sept.1996 - Sept. 1998

Trainee Assistant Producer

- BBC Trainee Assistant Producer Scheme

 

Joining the BBC in 1996 via the prestigious BBC Trainee Assistant Producer Scheme, I was trained to the highest level in all aspects of television production including budgeting, legal / editorial compliance, production safety and risk assessment, research, script-writing and format development as well as practical training in editing (linear and non-linear), camera operation (self-shooting), PSC directing, multi-camera studio directing as well as extensive producer training in leadership and project management.

 

During my two years on the Trainee Assistant Producer Scheme I worked on a variety of studio and location based productions across a wide range of departments including Youth & Entertainment, Science & Features, Comedy Entertainment, Documentaries, Music Entertainment and Children’s, building up a strong track record as an Assistant Producer, Location Producer/Director (Self Shooting and PSC) and Edit Producer helping to lead the creative direction of both new and returning series, develop ongoing strands and produce fresh, engaging content for respected flagship brands and a wide range of audiences.

 

At the end of the Trainee Assistant Producer Scheme I was offered a staff contract with BBC Children’s where I worked as a Location Producer/Director, Multi-Camera Studio Director, Studio Producer and Series/Senior Producer until September 2008.

 

Central

Carlton

June - Aug.1996

 

 

 

Freelance Promotions Producer

- Central Television / ITV Network On-Air Promotions 

14x30seconds weekly (Central Television, Carlton, ITV, Central, CiTV). Freelance

 

Promotions Producer responsible for creating network and regional on-air trails and campaigns for ITV, Central Television and press promotional campaign trail for the CITV Autumn season launch.

 

 The Paramount Channel

June 1996

  

Freelance Promotions Producer

- The Paramount Channel 

5x30seconds (The Paramount Channel).

 

Freelance Promotions Producer responsible for creating generic trails to promote new season comedy acquisitions.

 Orbit

May 1994 - March 1996

  

Assistant Promotions Producer

- Orbit Satellite Television & Radio Network, Rome 

 

Working in Rome, Italy for the Orbit Satellite Radio & Television Network - the world's first digital international satellite television network broadcasting to over 30 countries across the Middle East, Africa & Europe. Responsible for creating graphics, stings, promo trails and promotional campaigns across the two main English language channels America Plus and The Hollywood Channel.

  

Promotions Manager Brad Spotto

  

PROMAX award nominee 'Best Generic Trail' 1995

 


Education

 

2nd Class BA (Hons) Degree in Economics - Kingston University, Surrey.   Oct. 1988 – July 1993

 

4 ‘A’ Levels ; 2 CEE ; 8 ‘O’ Levels - Oulder Hill Community School, Lancs.   Sept. 1982 – June 1988

 


 

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  • BBC Safeguarding Trust ‘Trust Dilemmas in TV’ (2012)
  • BBC Safeguarding Trust ‘Children’s Programmes’ (2012)
  • BBC Safe Management Of Productions (Pt1)
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