For the past 6 months I have been in development and now have a raft of original proposals ready for submission.
I spent 2015/16 at Pulse Films contributing to their specialist factual re-boot with two films into production - Nazi Ghost Train with Dan Snow for BBC/Smithsonian and Faith Healing, a 90 minute theatric/tv documentary for Molly Thompson's A&E Films. One of other major 4 part series Age of Terror will go into production for History Channel later this year.
I have headed up the factual divisions of two of the UK's largest independents - Parthenon Entertainment (now Sky Vision) and Darlow Smithson, as well as my own production company Principal Films which was bought by DSP in 2005. Principal was a Top 25 company with a staff of 80.
Responsible for content generation, pitching and executive/series producing 300 hours of high-end programming across the factual genres including science, history, adventure, obsdocs, dramadocs, crime and investigation.
Extensive contacts with commissioners and production talent. Specialise in landmark dramatised series and specialist factual.
Key skills include:
Developing, writing and showrunning original programming;
Managing multiple production teams;
Producing trailers, promos and sizzle reels;
Attracting on-screen talent;
Bringing in demanding productions on time and on budget;
Long-standing relationships with leading commissioners, producers and directors;
Negotiating budgets, programme sales, production and talent contracts;
Devising and presenting creative briefs and formats;
Attending TV markets including MIP, MIPCOM, NAPTE, RealScreen and Sunny Side.
I try to make the experience rewarding and fun. I always take the time to resolve everyone's concerns, and am diplomatic when it comes to balancing the creative aspirations of the project with the demands of the broadcasters. I've always been unflappable.
I have personal and professional relationships with leading factual commissioners in the UK, US, Europe and Asia - and have been invited to sit on panels for the Grierson Awards, BAFTA, World Science Congress, Sheffield Doc Festival and China's International Documentary Forum.
Thank you for considering me.