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    A creative and tenacious producer with a comprehensive skills-set and knowledge of all aspects of the production process honed making TV sports, sports-news & documentary content for the likes of FIFA, BBC Sport, Sunset & Vine, Octogon CSI and Liverpool FC. 

    Excellent people skills, a good communicator, a line-manager who can lead a team by example but is also a selfless team player. I have led crews and produced sports content for TV, web and mobile in over 30 countries worldwide. 

    A formidable features and promo producer, skilled FCP/Premiere editor, excellent voiceover and scripting skills; 4+ years live gallery producer experience on football-news and match build-up shows and over 10 long-form football documentary producer credits. I possess strong interview skills having interviewed many of the biggest names in football and world sport since 1999.

    I thrive in tight turn-around and live sports production scenarios cutting highlights, analysis packages and news-items for the likes of BBC Sport but am equally competent at planning and leading major multi-platform projects such as LFC TV's coverage of the 20th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster and producing live OB coverage of the annual Hillsborough memorial service from Anfield.

    I have stong editorial skills, as typified by all my work but especially in my selection by HBS (Host Broadcast Services) to work in an Editorial Producer capacity on the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Based at the International Broadcast Centre in Rio, I supplemented international broadcasters' coverage by identifying the most compelling content to arise from the tournament and recommending it to them.

    I also have 6 years experience of delivering promotional videos and virals for Liverpool FC's commercial department and the club's partners including Standard Chartered Bank, Adidas, Warrior and the Liverpool FC Foundation. 
     
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    Credits

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    The Road to Istanbul - LFCTV , United Kingdom
    2014 - Series Producer
    Devised, directed and produced a 13-part series based around an exclusive in-depth interview with Rafael Benitez shot on location in Naples. The Road to Istanbul allowed the former Liverpool manager to give his own unique match-by-match insight into how he led his team to the miraculous 2005 Champions League triumph.

    FIFA World Cup 2014 Brazil - HBS (Host Broadcast Services) , Brazil
    2014 - Producer
    Providing essential editorial support to worldwide broadcasters at Rio's International Broadcast Centre. Identifying 'must-have' content from thousands of hours coverage and recommending it to licensees via FIFA's content management system, the FIFA MAX server.

    LFCWORLD - LFCTV , United Kingdom
    2014 - Series Producer
    Devised and produced Liverpool FC'S official weekly magazine show, LFCWORLD, establishing the programme as one of the channel's flagship shows.

    CARRAGHER - LFC TV , United Kingdom
    2013 - Producer/Director
    Feature-length official documentary broadcast on the occasion of Jamie Carragher's retirement. Featuring contributions from all his managers from his 16 year Anfield career, teammates including Michael Owen, Steve McManaman, Robbie Fowler, Steven Gerrard, Xabi Alonso and Jerzy Dudek and opponents such as Didier Drogba, Thierry Henry, Ryan Giggs, Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson.

    MATCH OF THE DAY - BBC Sport , United Kingdom
    2013 - Assistant Producer
    Since 2010 I've regularly produced match edits for the BBC's flagship football programme, also assembling analysis packages for use by the show's pundits.

    LFCWORLD - LFC TV , United Kingdom
    2013 - Series Editor
    In the summer of 2013 I devised the format for Liverpool FC's official new weekly half hour magazine show for LFCTV, the LFC website and the iTunes store. The programme provides an eclectic mix of 1st team profiles, behind the scenes features from across the club, fun items, an interactive goal-jukebox and a weekly fans' gallery.



    FINAL SCORE & MATCH OF THE DAY 2 EXTRA - BBC Sport , United Kingdom
    2013 - Assistant Producer
    Working alongside an LSM/EVS operator, providing essential VT support on the live network TV shows.

    TRUTH DAY - LFC TV , United Kingdom
    2012 - Producer/Director
    An elegiac one hour documentary on the day the world learned the truth about Hillsborough. The programme follows the day's momentous events from the Prime Minister's apology, to the Hillsborough Independent Panel facing the media at Liverpool Cathedral and culminates with coverage of the St George's Hall vigil where the bereaved families, campaigners and the people of Liverpool came together to mark an historic victory in the fight for justice for the 96.

    The 2013 HILLSBOROUGH MEMORIAL SERVICE - LFC TV , United Kingdom
    2013 - Producer/Director
    For the 5th year in succession, I formulated LFCTV's coverage of the Hillsborough anniversary. I also produced the two hour live OB of the memorial service from Anfield, including opener/closers and various other VT inserts.



    THE ROAD IS LONG - LFC TV , United Kingdom
    2012 - Producer/Director
    The official 'Making Of' documentary of the 2012 Xmas No1. single 'He Ain't Heavy - He's My Brother'. The film charts the collaboration of the likes of Robbie Williams, Beverley Knight, Holly Johnson and Paloma Faith to raise funds for the Hillsborough families' campaign and shows how producer Guy Chambers managed to do justice to The Hollies orignal hit single.

    CRAIG BELLAMY - 24 HOURS IN SINGAPORE - LFC TV , Singapore
    2012 - Producer/Director
    22 minute documentary following the Liverpool striker on a whirlwind promotional tour of Singapore.

    SHANKLY:LIFE BEFORE LIVERPOOL - LFC TV , United Kingdom
    2009 - Producer/Director
    An intimate profile of the man whose drive and charisma turned Liverpool FC into a 'Bastion of Invincibility', Bill Shankly. Exploring the factors that shaped his childhood in the Ayreshire coalfields and shedding light on his playing career pre-Anfield, 'Shankly: Life Before Liverpool' gives a unique insight into the formative days of Shankly the man and Shankly the football genius.

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    Employment History

    May to July 2014 - HBS Editorial Producer on the FIFA MAX Recommendations Team at FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014, Rio;

    Dec 2010 to Present Day - Freelance AP on various BBC Sport productions including Match of the Day, Football Focus, Final Score and Match of the Day 2 Extra;

    July 2007 to Present Day - Senior Producer/Producer at Liverpool FC's TV channel and website (LFC TV/www.liverpoolfc.com); 

    Sept 2005 to July 2007 - Senior AP, John Barnes Football Night, Sunset & Vine;

    Feb 2001 to Sept 2005 - AP Gillette World Sport & Gillette FIFA World Cup 2002, Sunset & Vine;

    July 1999 - Jan 2001 - Producer/Cameraman, Tricky Pictures (producing football features for the Western Union World Football show);
     
    July 1997 - June 1999 - Researcher/Analyst, Datamonitor Publications.
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    Education

    1997: B.A.Hons Media Studies, University of Sussex;

    1993: 3 A-Levels from Habadasher Askes Hatcham City Technology College (English A, Sociology A, History B);

    1991: 6 GCSEs, C or above
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    Industry Qualifications

    2:1 B.A. Hons Media Studies, Sussex University - 1997
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    Referees

    Dylan Jane
    Executive Producer, BT Sport 
    dylan.jane@sunsetvine.com
    0207 478 7300

    Mark Cole
    Lead Executive, BBC Football
    mark.cole@bbc.co.uk
    0161 335 6000

    Don Jones
    Executive Producer, LFC TV
    don.jones@liverpoolfc.com
    0151 293 8757
     
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    Industry Awards

    Liverpool FC Staff Recognition Award 2014
    In May 2014 I was selected by the LFC Awards Panell to be the first recipent of the Club's Staff Recognition Award at the inaugural Players' Awards Night. The award is a club-wide honour bestowed-upon "a staff member who is dedicated to Liverpool FC and upholds The Liverpool Way." According to the Panel my "work ethic, integrity and unerring diligence" were key factors in their decision.
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    Additional Information

    Industries

    • Commercials, 
    • Corporate, 
    • Mobile Content, 
    • Music Promos, 
    • Online, 
    • TV

    Programme Types

    • Biography, 
    • Commercial, 
    • Corporate, 
    • Current Affairs, 
    • Development, 
    • Documentary, 
    • Events, 
    • Historical Documentary, 
    • Live Multi-cam OB, 
    • Live TV, 
    • Music Promo, 
    • Outside Broadcast, 
    • Sport, 
    • Travel

    Specialisms

    • Advertising, 
    • Community, 
    • Corporate Films, 
    • Events, 
    • Final Cut Pro, 
    • Football, 
    • Interactive TV, 
    • Internet, 
    • Location Filming, 
    • News & Current Affairs, 
    • Outside Broadcast, 
    • Popular Culture, 
    • Programme Development, 
    • Programme Formatting, 
    • Sport

    Languages

    • English

    Licenses

    • Basic Driving (PLG)
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