About Caroline

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    I'm a creative Producer with numerous skills, including script writing, editing, pitching, producing and development.

    I've worked across a wide range of genres including comedy, entertainment, factual and documentary. I feel at ease working with a wide range of demographics, all types of contributors, writers, agents and talent.

    I'm very hard working and passionate about Television, I work well under pressure and to strict deadlines. I relish a challenge and don't mind being thrown in at the deep end.
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    Employment History

    Producer Class of '92, Producer/Creator 'Street Dad', Producer 2012:Mashed Channel 4, CBBC, Sky Comedy Commissing, Producer Talkback Thames, Development Producer BBC Comedy & Entertainment, PD Funny or Die UK, Development Producer Zodiak Entertainment, Dawn French's Boys Who Do Comedy, Comedy Cuts LIVE!, Comedy Shuffle, 8 Out Of Ten Cats, Jonathan Ross.

    Producer - 'Class of 92' - Fulwell 73/ Universal Pictures

    Overseeing the team, and delivery of documentary feature about Manchester United's youth team of '92.

    Producer / Creator 'Street Dad' - Virgin Media / Redwood

    Created and Produced a 10 episode multi-character sitcom for Virgin Media.

    Producer - 'Was It Something I Said?' - Channel 4/Maverick

    Development on the David Micthell pilot for Channel 4, commissioned for a full series. 

    Producer - 2012:Mashed - Channel 4

    Producer on the comedy end of year review show, hosted by Rich Fulcher for Channel 4. 

    Producer - Tommy Holgate - C4 talent tape

    Developed ideas, wrote script and produced tape for C4/Waddell Media

    Producer - CBBC - 'The Ministry of Curious Stuff'

    Developing scripts, characters, show theme and casting talent for the CBBC show.

    Sky Comedy Commissioning

    Covered the Head of Development role, working to commissioner Lucy Lumsden & Commissionig Exec Saskia Schuster, handling new submissions, dealing with indies, writers, agents and working on new Sky seasons and comedy strategy.

    Producer/Director - 'Adam Hills in Gordon Street Tonight' - ABC

    • London fixer on a live OB link up sketch with Adam Hills chat show and comedian Celia Pacquola.

    Producer - CBBC - 'The Revolting World of Stanley Brown'

    Executive Producers: Camilla Lewis, Jon Rolph, John Comerford, Bridget Banton, Damian Kavannagh, Sander Schwartz
    March 11 - Jan 2012
    • Created and developed, secured US third party finance for the 13 x 30" science hybrid sitcom for CBBC, developed show scripts and wrote bible.

    Producer - Script Development

    Executive Producer: Paul Jackson
    Sep 11 - present
    • Developing a sitcom with comedy Executive Producer Paul Jackson and Sky 1 'Trollied' creator/writer Anne-Marie O'Connor.

    Casting PD - The Apprentice Series 8 - Talkback Thames

    July 11
    • Casting Producer/Director for The Apprentice series 8

    Associate Producer - 'David Walliam's Wall of Fame' pilot (commissioned) - CPL

    Feb 11 - March 11
    Executive Producers: Murray Boland, Danielle Lux, Rachel Ashdown
    • Developing ideas for WOF, producing VT packages, briefing celebrity guests and working in studio. Full series commissioned for SKY 1.

    Producer - Talkback Thames - Comedy & Entertainment

    July 10 - Feb 11
    Managing a team, developing ideas for all channels, holding talent meetings, organising run-throughs, pitching to commissioners

    Casting PD - The Apprentice Series 7 - Talkback Thames

    July 10
    • Casting Producer/Director for The Apprentice series 7

    Producer - Talkback Thames - Entertainment

    June 10
    • Re-formatting ideas for BBC Three & BBC 1, producing taster tapes

    Development Producer - BBC Comedy (Pilot commissioned)

    Jan 10 - April 10
    • Developing scripted, non-scripted ideas for BBC 2 and BBC on-line

    Development Producer - BBC Comedy & Entertainment

    June 09 - Dec 09
    • Developing original comedy & entertainment ideas for BBC1,2,3,4. Writing formats and treatments, pitching directly to commissioning editors including Katie Taylor and Karl Warner.

    Producer/Director - Funny or Die UK

    May 2009
    • Produced & Directed two Funny or Die sketches featuring Susy Kane & Emily Corcoran.

    Development Producer - Zodiak Entertainment

    September 08 - April 09
    • Developing original ideas for all channels, writing formats and treatments,
    • Cutting tasters, meeting talent/agents, pitching to commissioning editors including Karl Warner and Sarah Farrell.

    Associate Producer - Rough Cut TV

    August 08 - September 08
    • Worked on BBC & ITV pitches & taster tapes, casting VO artists, working in the edit.

    Development Producer - ITV Comedy

    January 08 - May 08
    Programme Pitch & Taster Tape
    • Generating original ideas, writing pitch documents, V/O scripts and cutting taster tapes.
    • Pitched idea to Paul Jackson and ITV commissioners with comedian Will Smith.

    Producer - Comedy Cuts LIVE! - ITV

    September 07 - December 07
    Live/ Comedy Show
    • Produced a live version of ITV2 stand up & sketch show Comedy Cuts
    • Booked, programmed and produced over 4 hours of live comedy featuring Brendon Burns, Jim Jeffries, Katy Brand, Rob Rouse, Glenn Wool, Scott Capurro and Will Smith.

    Assistant Producer - Dawn French's Boys Who Do Comedy - BBC 1/ BBC FOUR

    March - June 07
    Documentary/ Comedy
    • Booked and arranged interviews with UK and US Comedians
    • Organised research, artist biographies and wrote interview questions
    • Sourced clips and locations, assisted on shoots and in edit.

    Assistant Producer - Comic Relief Does Car Booty- BBC 1

    Dec 07 - February 07
    Entertainment/ Comedy show
    • Booked celebrity couples, working with them up to and on the shoot day
    • Developed show theme, concept, strategy and promoted show with artists.

    Assistant Producer - Saunders and French Productions - BBC

    Dec - February 07
    Comedy Drama Scripts
    • Developed two comedy drama scripts with a team of writers
    • Cast and organised large scale script read throughs.

    Shooting/Studio AP - COMEDY SHUFFLE - BBC

    Oct - Dec 07
    Comedy Drama Scripts
    • Developed sketches with artists & animators from first draft into production
    • Edited scripts, worked with performers and writers on studio and location sketches
    • Cast sketches, shot links, worked with directors on location and edit

    Assistant Producer - The Life Of Pryor - BBC 2

    Jun - October 06
    Documentary Film
    • Booked contributors, arranged locations, assisted producer in edit & on shoots
    • Researched content, sourced footage, stills and music.

    Associate Producer - Russell Brand Pilot - Bellyache Productions

    March - May 06
    Entertainment/ Comedy Pilot
    • Researched content, strand ideas, episode structures and sourced contributors
    • Researched content, sourced footage, stills and music Produced VT packages, edited Russell Brand's script around VTs.

    Archive Researcher/Writer - 8 Out Of 10 Cats: Series 2 - Zeppotron

    December - March 06
    Entertainment/ Comedy Panel Show
    • Sourced comedy footage and edited into packages to a strict a weekly deadline
    • Wrote comedy material for guest panellists across the series.

    Associate Producer - It's Christmas with Jonathan Ross! - Hot
    Sauce


    October - December 05
    Entertainment/Comedy Chat Show
    • Developed show content, script and wrote guest questions
    • Oversaw archive edit and supported in the main show edit.

    Development AP - Lip Service - Tiger Aspect

    October 05
    Entertainment/Comedy Chat Show (commissioned)
    • Wrote a 30 min themed script to work with a sample tape of clips.

    Development AP - Zeppotron

    October 05
    Entertainment/Comedy Chat Show
    • Produced a taster tape, sourced clips and edited into themed packages.

    Archive Researcher/Writer - 8 Out Of 10 Cats - Zeppotron

    April - August 05
    Entertainment/Comedy Chat Show
    • Sourced comedy archive and edited into packages for different rounds
    • Wrote comedy material for guest panellists across the series.
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    Education

    University of Lincolnshire & Humberside
    BA (Hons) Film & Television

    Selby College
    National Diploma in Film & Television Studies
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    Technical Equipment

    SONY EX1/EX3, Z1, PD150, Final Cut Pro
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    Referees

    Lucy Lumsden
    Saskia Schuster
    Sky Comedy

    Paul Jackson
    CEO Eyeworks

    Jason Mitchell
    Creative Director
    The Connected Set 

    John Comerford
    Executive Producer
    Talkback Thames
    Newman Street
    London

    Victoria Payne
    Head of Comedy, Princess Productions

    Gail Harman
    Talkback Thames,
    Newman Street
    London

    Victoria Bobin
    Senior Producer
    BBC TV Centre
    Wood Lane
    London
    W12 7RJ

    Steve Pinhay / Martin Oxley
    Executive Producer
    Zodiak Entertainment
    21 Warple Way
    London
    W3 0RX

    Ben McPherson
    Producer
    BBC TV Centre
    Wood Lane
    W12 7RJ

    Kate Teckman
    Producer
    Hot Sauce TV
    57c Jamestown Road
    Camden
    NW1
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    Skills

    Script reader for Lucy Lumsden, Head of Sky Comedy
    Chosen to be a part of the WFTV mentee scheme

    DV Talent Multiplatform Shooting/Directing EX3
    BBC Shooting Sequences with PD150 / Z1
    BBC Safeguarding Trust, BBC Editorial policy
    BBC Data protection course, BBC Health & Safety TV refresher
    I-VISA, Full Clean Driving License
    London Film School - Writers Gym course
    London Film School - Improvisation for Screenwriters & Directors

    Run a monthly comedy night in central London

    Examples of my directing and producing below

    http://www.funnyordie.co.uk/videos/4213f567cf/lady-of-the-lake
    http://www.funnyordie.co.uk/videos/621c8026d3/phone-to-moan

     
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    Additional Information

    Industries

    • TV

    Programme Types

    • Arts, 
    • Childrens, 
    • Comedy, 
    • Development, 
    • Documentary, 
    • Drama: Short Film, 
    • Entertainment, 
    • Game Show, 
    • Live TV, 
    • Music, 
    • Music Promo, 
    • Quiz Show, 
    • Sitcom

    Specialisms

    • Art, 
    • Arts, 
    • Celebrity, 
    • Cinema/Film, 
    • Comedy, 
    • Copyright Clearance, 
    • Drama, 
    • Final Cut Pro, 
    • Location Filming, 
    • Music, 
    • People Finding, 
    • Popular Culture, 
    • Programme Development, 
    • Radio, 
    • Theatre, 
    • Writing

    Languages

    • German

    Permits

    • EU, 
    • USA

    Licenses

    • Basic Driving (PLG)
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