ABOUT JENNY

From commissioning to delivery, I'm a consistent, dynamic, experienced leader, with an interest in managing productions filmed outside the UK, and those with specific health, safety and risk management concerns.


I have 17 years' experience making programming for major broadcasters including BBC, Channel 4, BBC Films, Channel 5, National Geographic, Discovery Networks, Curzon, Al Jazeera & Sky Sports, and have filmed all over the world including locations in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania.

Providing positive, enthusiastic and supportive team management, I assure a productive, well balanced working environment. I apply my financial management skills with competence, dexterity and foresight, guaranteeing maximum efficiency and real-time financial reporting for complex, large-scale productions.

I provide risk assessments and security protocols for every eventuality, including dive ops, helicopter stunts, ropes work, work at sea, jungle, mountain, arctic circle, remote locations, hostile environments and physical endurance.

 

CREDITS


LINE PRODUCER, FIRST DATES, SERIES 9

January 2020 – August 2020

Pre-production, filming & date edits, including re-location of the famous restaurant to Manchester.

30 x 47’ Fixed Rig & PSC Reality Format for Channel 4

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Jon Crisp, PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE Sarah Fink

PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE, WINDFALL FILMS

April 2019 – December 2019

The Climb (Adidas Feature Doc), The Blitz: Britain on Fire (C5), Great British Ships (C5), Mammoth (BBC1 & Nova), Horizon: Drone, the Next Air Disaster? (BBC2), Historic Homes (C4), Train Truckers (UKTV), plus a slate of development projects.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS David Duggan, Dan Kendall, Carlo Massarella

HOPs Birte Pedersen & Maria French



LINE PRODUCER, THE ROAD TO PALMYRA (pre-production)

Oxford Film & TV for BBC 4, October – November 2017

​Documentary which follows historian Dan Cruickshank and photographer Don McCullin into war-torn Syria on a mission to document the cultural destruction wrought by Islamic State.

Filmed in Syria

​1 x 60’ Documentary

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Nick Kent, DIRECTOR Adrian Sibley

PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE, MINNOW FILMS

January 2017 – August 2017

SAS: Who Dares Wins (Series 3) commissioning, pre-production and recce stages. Channel 4 Development Slate

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Morgan Matthews & Sophie Leonard, HOP Clare Corcoran



LINE PRODUCER, WILLIAMS

Minnow Films for BBC Films & Curzon/Artifical Eye, August 2016– July 2017

Charting the story of Formula One’s most celebrated family, Williams is a thrilling account of how one man built a racing empire and a vivid, heart-rending portrait of the aftermath of a tragedy.

(from mid-production)

110’ Feature Documentary, Curzon cinematic release, Netflix & BBC Storyville

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Joe Oppenheimer, Morgan Matthews, HOP Clare Voyce



LINE PRODUCER, SAS: WHO DARES WINS (SERIES 2)

Minnow Films for Channel 4, February 2016 – October 2016

The return of the hit series SAS: Who Dares Wins, sees Chief Instructor Ant and his elite team of Directing Staff take 25 new recruits deep into the Amazonian Rainforest to take part in a unique version of the jungle phase of SAS Selection.

Filmed in Ecuador

5 x 47’ Fixed Rig & Observational Documentary Format

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Colin Barr & Ruth Kelly, HOP Clare Voyce



LINE PRODUCER, FREE RIDE

Raw TV for Discovery Networks International, June 2015 – January 2016

Adventurer, survivalist and green enthusiast Rob Greenfield is about to embark on an epic journey with a truly audacious plan – to trek across South America with no money.

Filmed in Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador & Colombia

6 x 47’ Factual Adventure, Observational Documentary

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Sam Maynard, PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE Kate Leonard-Morgan


LINE PRODUCER, KINGS OF THE WILD

Betty TV for Discovery International Networks

Josh James is a hardcore hunter from the backwoods of New Zealand; Matt Tebbutt is a British chef who lives for fine dining and loves foraging for wild food. Together the unlikely duo are about to face the toughest challenge of their lives. Their goal: to prove that they can eat like kings in some of the most remote places on earth.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Neil Smith, PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE Ben Sutton

PRODUCTION MANAGER, BEARS WILD WEEKEND with STEPHEN FRY

Betty for Channel 4, May – August 2013
Episode 1 features Stephen Fry. Filmed in the Italian Dolomites.
1 x 47’ Factual adventure
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Neil Smith, DIRECTOR Tony Lee

LINE PRODUCER, STORY OF THE JEWS Written and Presented by SIMON SCHAMA

Oxford Film and TV for BBC 2, BBC Worldwide and WNET, May 2012 – April 2013
Drawing on his immense scholarship and his acute and original viewpoints, Simon Schama presents a series at once deeply historical and bracingly contemporary. Travelling the globe from Spain to California, Berlin to Tel Aviv, he will tell ancient and modern stories that illuminate the passions and perplexities of the Jewish people.
5 x 60’ Presenter-led documentary series
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Nick Kent, HOP Annie Lee


PRODUCTION MANAGER, TURN BACK TIME - THE FAMILY

Wall to Wall for BBC1, January – May 2012
A street of families live a 20th Century history of domesticity through the genealogy of their recent ancestors, from the Edwardian era to the end of the 1970s. 5 x 60’ Living History
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Mark Saben, DEPT. HOP Emma Fenton


PRODUCTION MANAGER, ECSTASY EXPERIMENT: LIVE

Renegade Pictures for Channel 4, October – December 2011
Jon Snow and Christian Jessen present a ground breaking live show centred around an experiment at Hammersmith Hospital testing the effects of MDMA. As part of the experiment, celebrity volunteers will take MDMA live on TV as part of the study.
Live studio, OB and VTs.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Alan Hayling, PROGRAMME EDITOR Sally Dixon



HEAD OF PRODUCTION (Maternity Cover)

RARE DAY LTD, July – October 2011
Overseeing all Rare Day output including ‘Donor Mum: The children I’ve never met’ for BBC1, Penny Woolcock’s feature doc ‘One Mile Away’, 4 part series ‘Children’s Stories’ for Channel 4, ‘Inside Stories’ for Channel 4, ‘Barenboim on Beethoven’ for BBC1 and ‘Prince Harry’s Fans’ for Channel 4.
COMPANY DIRECTOR AND EXEC PRODUCER Peter Dale



PRODUCER, LOCKED UP ABROAD, SERIES 6: Mauritius

Raw TV for Nat Geo, 2010 – February 2011
Brigene Young is offered an all-expenses paid trip to the paradise island of Mauritius. All she has to do is wear a special pair of high heels – but when she’s busted with a kilo of heroin, she faces a 45 year sentence unless she agrees to take part in a dangerous sting operation.
1 x 50’ Drama Documentary November
SERIES PRODUCER Richard Bond, EXEC PRODUCER Dimitri Doganis



PRODUCER, LOCKED UP ABROAD, SERIES 6: The Real Goodfella

Raw TV for Nat Geo, 2010 – February 2011
The new season kicks off with Henry Hill, the iconic gangster who inspired the film Goodfellas, revealing why a drugs bust turned him into a mafia supergrass.
1 x 50’ Drama Documentary November
SERIES PRODUCER Richard Bond, EXEC PRODUCER Dimitri Doganis



LINE PRODUCER, GET OUT ALIVE – Jungle Abduction

Raw TV for Discovery International, October – December 2010
A Texas oil worker is abducted at gunpoint while on a company fishing trip.
1 x 50’ Drama Documentary
SERIES PRODUCER Richard Bond, EXEC PRODUCER Dimitri Doganis



PRODUCTION MANAGER, ALAN DAVIES’ TEENAGE REVOLUTION

Oxford Film and TV for Channel 4, March – September 2010
3 x 60’ Presenter led, archive heavy documentaries. A personal account of two inter-linked stories spanning the 1980s - Alan Davies’ experiences growing up in suburban Britain; and the seismic changes that made the country what it is today.
3 x 60’ Documentary
SERIES PRODUCER/DIRECTOR Rob Coldstream, EXEC PRODUCER Nick Kent



PRODUCTION MANAGER, WHO WROTE THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS?

CTVC for National Geographic
We now know that they are the oldest biblical texts ever discovered, but the greatest mystery of the Scrolls remains: who wrote them? In this film, archaeologist Bob Cargill goes in search of the definitive answer to one of biblical archaeology’s most intriguing questions.
1 x 60’ Drama Documentary November 2009 – March 2010
EXEC PRODUCER Ray Bruce DIRECTOR John Fothergill

DRAMA LINE PRODUCER, MUSEUM OF ISLAMIC ARTS

Oxford Film and TV for Qatar Audit Bureau, September – November 2009
3 x 15’ short films about the recently opened Museum of Islamic Arts in Doha. The films tell the stories behind a selection of the museum’s most important treasures.

3 x 15’ Drama
EXEC PRODUCER Nick Kent


DRAMA LINE PRODUCER, MYSTERY FILES

Parthenon Entertainment for Nat Geo, April - August 2009
In Mystery Files the dust is blown off the case files of the world’s most famous and iconic mysteries in a dynamic series that asks, what is the truth behind the greatest stories ever told?
13 x 30’ Drama Documentary
EXEC PRODUCER Carl Hall



LOCATION MANAGER, LOCKED UP ABROAD, SERIES 3 – Barbados & Ecuador

Raw TV for Nat Geo UK, April 2009
Locked Up Abroad tells first hand experiences of unsuspecting travellers who embarked on what they thought would be a vacation, only to barely make it home alive.
2 x 50’ Drama Documentary
SERIES PRODUCER Sam Maynard, EXEC PRODUCER Dimitri Doganis



PRODUCTION MANAGER, HISTORY’S HARDEST PRISON – DEBT AND DAMNATION

Pulse Films for Nat Geo, January – March 2009
We delve into the dark side of the past and shine a light on how crimes were punished centuries ago. In Fleet Prison we will follow the horrendous exploits of Thomas Bambridge, a sadistic prison warden who exploited and abused those in his charge.
1 x 50’ Drama Documentary
EXEC PRODUCER Simon Breen

PRODUCTION MANAGER, EMPIRE – THE OBAMA DOCTRINE

Al Jazeera English, December 2008 – January 2009
Barack Obama made a lot of promises on the campaign trail that spelt out his vision for America in the 21st century. We ask what will the Obama Doctrine look like? Current affairs packages and studio questions from Washington DC with Marwan Bishara.
1 x 60’ Current affairs special



PRODUCTION MANAGER, OSAMA BIN EVERYWHERE

Menthol TV for Channel 4, May – September 2008
2 British Muslims embark on a journey around the world to find 500 ordinary people called Osama in 50 days in an attempt to break the stereotype surrounding the name after 9/11.
1 x 60’ travel doc observational documentary and cross platform project



PRODUCTION MANAGER, AIR SPORTS LIVE: NEW ZEALAND AIR GAMES 2007

Air Sports Ltd for Sky Sports and NZTV, November 2007 – February 2008
The 1st New Zealand Air Games, 2 day live event OB, with over 100 remote cameras and 80 crew broadcast live to event big screen, daily news feeds for NZTV, and compile programmes for Sky Sports. 2 x full day live OB to event big screens and internet
5 x 10' Daily News feeds
2 x 60' Sports compile programmes
2 x 30' Sports compile programmes
1 x 30' Making-of Documentary



PRODUCTION MANAGER, FAI WORLD GRAND PRIX GLIDING CHAMPIONSHIPS NEW ZEALAND 2007

Air Sports Ltd Internet Broadcast and NZTV, November 2007 – February 2008
2007 International gliding 3 day event OB, with state of the art tracking graphics and over 100 remote cameras. Broadcast live to the event big screen and live on the internet. Daily newsfeeds for NZTV .
3 x full day live OB to internet
Daily News feeds
1 x 30' Documentary



PRODUCTION MANAGER, MYSTERY OF THE GOLD MASK

Bellwether Media Ltd for Discovery Channel International, April – October 2007
Adventure presenter Josh Bernstein travels to Bulgaria to join a secret search for a 2400 year old solid gold mask from the Thracian Empire. 1 x 60' Presenter-led Documentary

PRODUCTION MANAGER, THE ROW

Bellwether Media Ltd for BBC 4, April – October 2007
Life on the world famous tailoring street, Savile Row 3 x 60' Observational Documentaries



PRODUCTION MANAGER, MYSTERY OF THE LOST CATACOMBS

Bellwether Media Ltd for Discovery Channel International, April – September 2007
2000 bodies have been unearthed under the Vatican; we follow an investigation to discover what happened to these ancient Romans.

1 x 60' Drama Documentary



LINE PRODUCER, DEATH DEFYING RESCUES

Darlow Smithson Productions Ltd for Discovery Channel International, November 2006 – April 2007
Powerful stories test the limits of human bravery and strength: a fall down a 300 ft cliff in a Paragliding accident, and a car rolls off a bridge with a 7 year old boy trapped inside.
2 x 30' Drama Documentary



PORODUCTION MANAGER, SUPERGRASS

Hart Davies Television Ltd for BBC2, April – August, 2006
1970s London: violent gang crime and bank robberies. We tell the story of the rise and fall of Scotland Yard’s Supergrass informants.

90' Drama Documentary

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR, Freelance

September 2003 –– April 2012

 

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