I have recently finished working as edit producer on Posh Pawnbrokers (Boomerang for Channel 4), a spin-off of its hit series Posh Pawn; the series follows a group of pawnbrokers and the varied clients that come through their doors.
Prior to that I worked as edit producer at Freeform Productions, where I produced 47' episodes of A Place in the Sun (both Home or Away and Wintersun) for Channel 4, the property search programme helping couples find their dream property abroad, or in the case of Home or Away, torn between choosing a property in the UK or abroad. I was working across multiple edits to tight deadlines.
I also worked as edit producer at Boundless Productions, where I produced new 30' versions of its long-running property show, Escape to the Country for BBC1.
I spent six months edit producing at Pioneer TV on Extreme Homes (for US network HGTV). I worked on two series of the 60' hit show featuring the most extraordinary homes - and their owners - from around the world and the stories behind them.
I have also produced corporate video for online and promotional use at IHS, a city-based corporation, where in addition to setting up global shoots, I sourced all crew, oversaw edits and advised on production values.
Sep 2005 - May 2010: Deputy Director of Programmes (formerly Producer) for Thomas Cook TV (run by ETV Media), a channel which ran for almost 10 years on Sky. My responsibilities included Iocation producing/directing, edit producing features, writing scripts for studio, signing off edits, outputting shows and ensuring all aspects of production were ready for broadcast. My role also involved forward planning, team management and compliance issues. Location work involved filming resort areas and hotels, as well as sourcing contributors on the ground. It also involved filming a number of presenter-led features.
Jan - Aug 2005: Series Producer, Enteraction, working at London TV, a channel set up to promote and reflect all aspects of London's cultural scene. Responsibilities included producing three studio shows: What's On, the flagship entertainment listings show, with packages ranging from red carpet events to gallery openings, West End shows and festivals; Tell Me Where to Go, a cultural review programme featuring a critique of exhibitions, theatre and restaurants and Ask Us, a panel-based show with studio guests and phone-ins. The role included managing a team, writing scripts, gallery producing, setting up shoots, overseeing edits, and extensive liaision with presenters and guests.
2002 - 31 Aug 2004: Senior Assistant Producer at TWI's Gamer TV. Responsibilities included producing features for magazine-style factual entertainment series, Evolver, a 10 x 30' factual entertainment series on entertainment technology (from special effects in major motion pictures to developments in animation and experimental film-making) for Discovery Asia. The role involved extensive overseas travel, with shoots in the USA and Japan, where I covered interviews with leading videogame developers and animators in Japan and Hollywood; I also worked on two episodes of EndZone, a 10 x 30' documentary series on the crossover between sports and videogames, which aired on Bravo, and three episodes of Tenplay, a 10 x 30' chart-style documentary series. Responsibilities included directing shoots, directing edits, sourcing archive footage and writing scripts.
Apr 2000 - 2002: Assistant Producer at Network of the World (NOW), working on videogames-relating production. Responsibilities included setting up shoots, sourcing guests and writing scripts for flagship studio show, Gamer and daily news show Heads Up.
Highlights included the production of 30' cover-mount videos for the following publications: Official Xbox Magazine, Cube Magazine and PC Gamer. I was also involved in Gamer's coverage of the Interactive BAFTA awards in 2000 and for coordinating the production of VT inserts for use in a Gamer.tv Interactive BAFTA award special.
1995-2000: Editor, Travel Industry Digest.
Responsible for writing Travel Industry Digest, a leading weekly travel trade business publication, managing subscriptions and producing ad hoc publications and promotions.