•Cost Manager upkeep and Finances, -Excel/ PMI/Capita – PO’s, per diems, expenses, invoices, petty cash, float and credit card rec’s • Call sheeting and Risk Assessments • Booking travel and accommodation • UK and international filming logistics and coordination • Kit hire •Carnets & Embassy Visits • Sourcing and booking crew locally and internationally • Budgeting and cost comparison • Location Support • Soundmouse cue sheets.
BROADCAST, VIDEO and PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE
Creative Industries Youth Employment Broker at Creative Sparkworks a youth media charity based in Lambeth
January 2020 to present (part time 2 days a week)
Reporting to the CEO I am responsible to deliver 1-2-1 employability sessions to disadvantaged young people trained up
in film in television production with the outcome of providing job opportunities. Supporting young people on training
Production Manager/ Greenpeace/ Oceans Witness (W/t) for online
January 2020 to January 2020 (Part time)
Reporting to the Series PD I was responsible for creating and updating cost manager, organising recces and sourcing studio
locations, creating call sheets and risk assessments
Senior International Production Coordinator/ Like A Shot Entertainment, Argonon / Abandoned Engineering for Yesterday
and Discovery Science Channels (US and UK)
February 2019 to December 2019
My responsibilities include Cost Management using a production budget (Cost Manager) for a 16 part 60min series.. Call sheeting and international logistics including USA, Eastern Europe, Cuba and Caribbean in remote places across the globe sending a team of 3-4 out sometimes on back to back shoots. Managing the finances, POing, Credit Cards and logging expenditure on Cost Manager and also managing transcriptions for the edit. Communicating with senior members of the editorial team. Completing music cue sheets on silvermouse using music from Audio Network. Tailoring and completing a script for another programme ensuring all timecodes and sync was correct, this was delivery for Discovery.
International Production Coordinator/ Alaska TV / Various productions for UK and US broadcasters
November 2018 to December 2018
Call sheeting and coordination of international shoots in US and Europe. Car hire, accommodation hire for crew, confirming filming locations, booking flights. Assisting on location in the UK. Shooting cutaways on a C300. Supporting the production management team.
Production Coordinator / The Garden Productions / ‘Operation Live’ for Channel 5 - 3 x 120’
September 2018 to November 2018
Coordination and management of VT filming across 3 teams across 3 TX’s. Back to back filming logistics. Live show preparation and coordination for 3 TX’s across 3 consecutive nights in 2 hospital locations. Call sheeting, kit hire across 2 different companies, managing kit changes and requests from editorial team, release form management, delegating tasks to PA. Courier and taxi bookings via Add Lee, Petty cash management and credit card reconciliations. Rushes log and ingest management, couriering drives and communication with post production facilities. Quote resourcing and booking of security, production van/dining bus, catering etc. DBS check management and taxi and hotel management and booking for 70 tech crew and production team.
Production Coordinator / The Garden Productions (Cover for 4 weeks) / ‘24 Hours in A&E’ for Channel 4
Based in the edit (The Farm), supporting the production team with coordination of shoots and ingests in a fast paced environment. Call sheet creation, complicated logistics and working with multiple teams to ensure that all aspects of the shoot are delivered from kit hire to crewing to locations. Reccing floats and finance management. Also responsible for supporting multiple edits with transcripts they require and ingest requests.
Production Coordinator / Grain Media / ‘Tough Jobs’ an international presenter led documentary for Tencent China (International client) and PWC Branded content videos shot in the UK
March 2018 to July 2018
Supporting the in house production team including production manager and coordinator. Responsible for delivering logistics, costings and documentation to support filming from pre to post production. Filming in Amsterdam, Dublin, UK and US. Assisting other productions with general production duties as well as location support.
Production Coordinator / BBC in house cover for 3 weeks / ‘Sex and Lies’ & ‘Extraordinary Children’ for BBC Three
October 2017 to November 2017
Coordinating across 2 productions with consecutive filming days. Call sheet creation and sending out to production team. Using BBC Gateway to book cars, taxis, trains, kit internally and with external suppliers. Writing schedules per shooting day and sourcing runners. Liaising with editorial team, trainees and production team, completing all necessary requests and tasks . Inputting expenditure into cost report and reporting costs to production manager.
Production Coordinator / Kalel Productions / ‘Top This’ for CBBC / ‘Mersey Sound’ for BBC4 and ad hoc duties on other productions
August 2017 to October 2017
Management and coordination across 5x 3 minute episodes of children’s programme making. Liaising with MD, PM and Series Director and actioning on all production orientated tasks. Call sheets and risk assessment creation, PO’s for invoices and float recs on PMI, Booking trains, cars and accommodation for crew and cast, Securing location timings, general logistics for filming day, kit hire booking, refreshments, and props transportation. Scheduling with the series director and on location support. Dealt with crewing and sourcing talent for the production such a data wrangler and sound. Also helped with crewing on other productions and ad hoc tasks. Post production paperwork on silvermouse for BBC delivery including diamond diversity, BBC compliance, cue sheets and PASC’s. Ordering screeners and masters for the production including coordinating delivery some in digibeta tapes other in film, organising and coordinating film to digital conversion and delivery.
Production Secretary / Crackit Productions /’When Talent Shows Go Horribly Wrong’ for Channel 5/ ‘My Sexual Fantasy’ for Channel 5,’ Save Money Good Food’ for ITV
June 2017 to August 2017
Assisting the production manager with organising and logging release forms and creating unit list in preparation for post-production whilst the editing team are in the edit. Setting up & completing post production paperwork delivery for Channel 5 including inputting music cues on q and purchasing archive and sending over to post house for final play out. Diamond Diversity paperwork and communicating with PM, HOP and Exec ensuring all tasks are completed. On location support including responsible for release form signing members of the public and children. Keeping on top of car bookings when on location and looking after celebrities ensuring they sign release forms also. Buying props and food for filming days.
Production Manager /ToyDrum (BMG Label) Void and Form Music Video and Scripted Comedy Childrens Series ‘Stoopid News’ for Beano / Nit Noi Productions
Creating call sheet, booking couriers, sourcing runner, budgeting and liaising with producer. Location support for music video shot in Brighton. Budgeting, completing petty cash forms and managing petty cash. On location assisting with props including food, costume and make up. Continuity of script on location.
Freelance Filmmaker / Various Clients for Online
February 2017 to May 2017
Filming and editing a 7 min documentary for online ‘Britain’s Got Reggae’ – a behind the scenes look at a live music reggae event, interview filming and links to camera with presenter and artists performing on the night. Filming and editing a 30 sec promo for beano.com at a Children and young people's TV Presenting workshop led by Gina Lyons of Nit Noi Productions. Filming at The London Accessories show including cutaways and PTC/IV’s.
Production Coordinator/ Handsome Productions/ Britain’s Got Talons for BBC 3
January 2017 to February 2017
Managing and supporting the project from pre to post in terms of coordination on a 10min comedy ent pilot for broadcast.
Completing call sheet and risk assessment, on location support, coordinating and reconciling floats, release form signing of contributors, location and stills used, music and stills research. Organisation of kit logistics and from location, overseeing specific schedules of a 15k budget. Contributor travel. Hiring 2nd unit camera and overseeing runners’ duties on location filming. Completing all post production paperwork inclusive of music cues, and rights from releases signed.
Production (Filler) /Gobstopper TV/ Just Tattoo of Us for E4
Inputting expenses into PMI ensuring floats tallied up and general filming clear up duties under instruction by JPM.
Production Coordinator / ITN Productions / Digital, News and Ents Department
October 2016 to November 2016
Processing PO’s and Invoices on Capita, using online system and coding to enable PO send outs and Invoice reconciliation. Usage of various cost managers on a per project basis inserting crew costs to budgets and using codes to process finances. Invoicing for freelancer costs across various departments. Writing music cue sheets and sourcing transcription to complete post production scripts.
Production Coordinator / Fresh One Productions / Disney First Class Chefs Family Style for Disney
July 2016 to August 2016
Reporting to Line Producer, responsibilities include, creating and maintaining logs for DBS Checks, making applications for crew, talent and production team. Creating and updating Call Sheet, Unit List and Risk Assessment. Creating Child Licensing logs and updating them – applying for child licenses with local councils. Getting relevant information to contributors such as release forms signed and client T’s and C’s signed. Coordinating and attending recces, researching and gathering information on parking near to shooting location. Crewing medic, chaperones and runner. Liaising with crew regarding prep time, gathering information from kit hire companies. Updating purchases and raising PO’s on PMI, ordering and maintaining petty cash floats. Supporting the production on location, to set up to pack down, booking cars, managing runners and keeping track of contributor travel and accommodation and general errands. Managing and reconciling petty cash. Data wrangling – delivering drives to post house and creating and updating rushes log.
Production Secretary / Fresh One Productions / Jimmy and Jamie’s Friday Night Feast for Channel 4
Responsibilities included creating and updating unit lists, call sheets and risk assessments for recce. I organised travel and accommodation for contributors for programme viewing. Created purchase log and updated whiteboard on programme filming schedule. Booking train tickets via trainline for production team for recce. Submitting DBS checks for crew on behalf of the company and production
Production Coordinator / TIMA Film / Sustainable Energy for CNBC and Danone (25x 90sec video content)
March 2016 to June 2016
Coordinating and managing the production logistics of multiple projects worldwide, one for broadcast other corporate video for internal comms. Sourcing, confirming and briefing local crews globally to film expert IVs and VT filming as well as organising relevant transportation for both projects globally including UK, Europe, Asia and Africa. Booking accommodation and flights for line producer and presenter. Organising VISA's and vaccinations, budgeting filming including negotiation of quote to fit within our budget allowance, writing risk assessments and call sheets. Attending meeting with external producers re programme ideas. Researching and optioning music for VT's in the edit. Sourcing team members at short notice. Including shortlisting of CV’s and interview invites. Booking meeting rooms, choosing screenshots for promotional purposes in edit. Briefing local crews regarding editorial content and filing release forms.
Production Secretary / Raw Cut Television / The Murder of Sadie Hartley (RTS Award Winner for best single documentary) and The Detectives for ITV
November 2015 to March 2016
Reporting to Production Manager in completing all production responsibilities. Responsibilities include updating and restructuring car log, booking cars and adding additional drivers. Booking couriers, Booking trains for crew coming to and from location. Coordinating kit returns to and from location and solving any technical issues. Purchasing equipment, household amenities and all items relating to the production. Updating debit card log, dealing with expenses and expenses form ensuring all are in date order and inclusive of VAT. Keeping ahead of crew schedule ensuring all travel and kit pick up/drop off are coordinated efficiently. Liaising with runner, data wranglers and crew. Updating unit list, researching best prices available for specific items to ensure they fit within budget constraints, cost comparisons to eliminate overspend. Inputting figures into cost manager for travel expenses incurred referring to receipts. Creating production packs for filming crew to go out on location with. Writing risk assessments and call sheets. Securing location filming permission via negotiation and location release form signing. Putting out job advertisements for junior members of the team.
OTHER RELATED PRODUCTION/ ENTRY LEVEL and EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE WITHIN BROADCAST (2016– 2011)
Production Manager and Unit Production Manager / Branded Content for VICE in conjunction with ID Magazine,
Production Coordinator / CB Films / My Mania and Me for Channel 4 including PA and office management work in house.
Production Secretary/ Chocolate Media / The 21st Question
Production Secretary / Princess Productions / The National Lottery Live
Post Production Secretary / Production Secretary / Mentorn Media / Freshers (Series 2) and various productions
Logger/ Two Four/ The Last Tango (w/t)
Logger / Firecracker Films / Redbull Taxi Taster Tape
Live Logger / ITV / Get Your Act Together
Studio and Location Runner, Live Logger and Camera Operator (XF305) / BBC / Tumble
Logger and Clips Researcher / Princess Productions / Got to Dance and Taster Tape
Logger and Production Assistant / Windfall Films / Monster Moves and Railroad Alaska
Location Runner and Live Logger / Maverick / Taster Tape
Transcriber / Fremantle Media / Britain’s Got Talent
Live Logger / Lion Television / Sexy Beasts
Casting Runner and Live Logger / Twenty Twenty / First Dates
Logger / Betty TV / The Undateables
Location Runner / BBC / RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Junior Archive Researcher and Junior Researcher / WAG TV / History Connections, World’s Weirdest
Work Experience Runner / Hat Trick Productions
Audience Researcher / Applause Store / The X Factor UK and USA
PASSION PROJECTS, EDUCATION, INDUSTRY TRAINING and AWARDS
Founder of Connect2TVCoaching - Employability business helping get people who want work in TV paid work through cv and cover letter writing/consultations and workshops. Mental Health Campaigner - Appeared on BBC News, Channel 5, and in press, The Independent & New Magazine speaking about personal mental health experiences. We Are The City Rising Star Award Winner 2019 under the Creative Industries Category. Production Coordinator Masterclass, Indie Training Fund. Screen Nation Award Nominee under Rising Talent category. Ravensbourne - BA (Hons) Content Creation and Broadcast.