Claire Neil

Production Assistant

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me

 

Experienced in Film, TV and Music Industries with a strong interest in celebrity & pop culture. Creative, organised and analytical, loves understanding audiences, trends and creating exciting experiences. Qualified in product design and design research, enjoys uncovering and working on new opportunities and creative innovative ideas. Worked closely with marketing and PR teams to develop shows and artists and keen to pursue an exciting career working in the entertainment and creative industries with Talent, Brands, Marketing, Production and/or live events. Ideally looking for client services, product management, client services, brand management and events roles either temporary or permanent.

Skills

 

  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Film
  • Marketing PR
  • TV
  • Brand Management
  • Design
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Problem Solving
  • Communications
  • Creative Thinking
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Entertainment Industry
  • Research and Concept Design

Work history

Currently

Production Assistant & Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

Lions Festivals Ltd

May 2016
  • ?- Assistant Script Editor across all awards shows throughout the entire festival. ?- Closely working alongside and supporting the festival Director. ?- Attending read-through’s and rehearsals with the presenter. ?- Liaising with video editors, category managers and French production teams. ?- Working in a high pressure environment to extremely tight deadlines, ensuring the correct details and accurate information of winners, presenters and celebrity hosts is updated in the script as it happens. ?- Collaborating with video editors to create the correct clips for the shows. ?- Providing accurate information and spelling for the French production team making the award show slates.

Currently

Production Assistant & Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

Lions Festivals Ltd

May 2016
  • ?- Assistant Script Editor across all awards shows throughout the entire festival. ?- Closely working alongside and supporting the festival Director. ?- Attending read-through’s and rehearsals with the presenter. ?- Liaising with video editors, category managers and French production teams. ?- Working in a high pressure environment to extremely tight deadlines, ensuring the correct details and accurate information of winners, presenters and celebrity hosts is updated in the script as it happens. ?- Collaborating with video editors to create the correct clips for the shows. ?- Providing accurate information and spelling for the French production team making the award show slates.

2015

International & Commercial Intern

SYCO Entertainment/sony Music

Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
  • (Worked on shows including: X Factor, Got Talent, Keep It In The Family, La Banda, Beat The Brain) - Supporting the International Head, PA/Coordinator and Directors of International Production XF & GT. - Assisted International A&R Manager with day-to-day administrative tasks. - Organised meetings & conference calls, calendars, staff travel, itineraries, couriers. - Dealt with raising PO’s, tracking expenses for overseas projects. - Attended recordings of live shows evenings and weekends. - Researched artists, judges, guests, winners as required for archive, creating a ‘bible’ document. - Tracking of social media and audience reactions around shows as well as sponsors. - Liaising with Fremantle regularly to update library of clips and episodes. - Assisted in the organisation of promo shoots for judges (prop sourcing, tech arrangements, location etc.) - Checked episodes for consistency with branding, logos etc. - Kept contact lists and brand hit-lists up-to-date. - Created weekly trends, culture, brands newsletter circulated throughout the company - Tracked advertising during show episodes. - Generated ideas for sponsorship pitches and contributing to digital brainstorms with ITV.

2014

Junior Retail Planning Manager

Universal Pictures

Mar 2014 - May 2014
  • TEMPORARY POSITION (Content Partners include: Sony Pictures, BBC Worldwide, Disney, Lionsgate, Studio Canal, EOne, Universal Music, Sony Music, Warner Music,) - Acting as core support to the Retail Planning team, delivering competitive new release & promo offers. - Planning and co-ordinating the new release and range offer for DVD, Blu-ray and CDs. - Managing collation of retail performance data reporting tools, supporting strategic initiatives. - Collaborating with content partners to develop sales enhancing promotions & merchandising campaigns. - Monitoring and communicating market trends and seasonal opportunities. - Effectively managing stock to defined targets. - Working with Marketing colleagues to manage and deliver effective POS and scheduling. - Working with Operations to ensure retail availability is maximised and returns minimised.

2014

Insight & Planning Intern

Warner Music UK

Jul 2013 - Feb 2014
  • (Working across Warner UK and International labels, (Parlophone, Atlantic Records, Rhino, Warner Bros.) (Artist Projects: Lily Allen, Damon Albarn, New Order, Josh Groban, Boyzone, Icona Pop, Birdy) - Researched artist’s brands and their audiences, helping to develop, position and promote exciting talent. - Supported qualitative projects, taking notes & consolidating necessary consumer outputs from research. - Managed London groups - booking rooms, liaising with security, incentives, meeting respondents. - Created and printed stimulus packs to encourage discussion and inspire groups. - Created Music Research summary slides, persona slides and any extras needed for final debriefs. - Main point of contact for the design and set-up of new online community. - Sourced and managed exclusive prizes internally for online research community members. - Co-ordinated track/stimulus submissions for monthly New Music Research waves for UK labels. - Managed the editing of tracks, created bio’s and sourced images for each New Music Research wave. - Sourcing and circulating content/inspiration, and managing the weekly trends newsletter. - Prepared and ran bi-monthly music sessions profiling new tracks and artists. - Managed purchase orders and booked team travel, assisted with day-to-day administrative tasks. - Contributed ideas to the analysis, planning stages and creative workshop sessions for projects. -Sourced interesting and relevant speakers for monthly inspirational talks/workshops.

2012

Research Assistant

Mediacom

Sep 2011 - Sep 2012
  • (Clients included: LateRooms, GlaxoSmithKline, BSH Ireland, Greene King, Met Police, Dell) - Ensured the right communication messages reached the right people, at the right time, in the right way. - Facilitated the work of Managers, supporting the organisation, completion and analysis of fieldwork. - Contributed extensively to the tracking, cultural analysis & pre/post campaign analysis of client projects. - Liaised with suppliers, creative agencies, planners and Business Science on a day-to-day basis. - Divided time and multi-tasked comfortably between Qualitative and Quantitative research projects. - Contributed to the monthly trends newsletter & updated the RWI blog on wider issues in communications - Represented the department at conferences and seminars and provided feedback to the team. - Mentored new interns and students on work experience, allocating work and delivering guidance. - Participated in monthly Graduate Planning Training generating innovative campaign ideas. - Supported the team in generating great insight for new business pitches and assisted with workshops. - Re-designed presentation templates to improve flow and clarity of research findings.

2011

Marketing, Communications and Audiences Summer Placement

BBC

May 2011 - Sep 2011
  • - Worked with Audience Research Project Manager to facilitate detailed competitor analysis & solutions. - Collaborated with programme editors to deliver solid marketing solutions in line with BBC brand strategy. - Compiled reports and presented findings on programmes, audience feedback & promotional campaigns. - Produced dashboards to summarise research findings and progress of commissioning and productions. - Wrote marketing briefs for trails and assessed programme performance across TV, radio and online. - Attended negotiations and collaborated with promotional teams producing trails for documentaries. - Completed BBC Leadership Courses and joined 2 Focus Groups planning future directions for BBC. - Gained understanding of media planning, promotions and direct audience engagement.

2009

Design Research Consultant

Intel

Feb 2009 - Apr 2009
  • Speech Technology Research Project as part of MSc. - Invited to a design consultancies interacting with and observing people with various speech difficulties and older users of technology to inspire creativity and unique design solutions. - Worked with researchers and designers to establish actionable improvements and recommend directions for future research & innovation.

Education

2009

Design Ethnography

University of Dundee

Aug 2008 - Dec 2009
  • - Gained a solid understanding of the complex relationships between people, technology and design. - Accumulated detailed knowledge of how to apply and integrate “experience” into product design. -Developed particular strengths in Strategic Design Thinking and Designing Innovative Research. - Trends research, cultural research and creative inspiration sourcing.

2007

Product Design

Glasgow School of The

Aug 2003 - May 2007
  • - Developed particular interests in Creative and Conceptual Thinking and Product/Experience Design - Historical & Critical studies

2005

Social Psychology

Rmit University

Jun 2005 - Aug 2005
  • Melbourne, Australia Summer Exchange Student, studied short course in Social Psychology as part of the BDes degree programme.

2002

NC 3D Design Portfolio Preparation

Cardonald College

Aug 2001 - May 2002
  • NC 3-Dimensional Design Portfolio, in preparation for entry into Glasgow Art School

2001

Product Design Engineering

University of Glasgow

Aug 1999 - May 2001

    1999

    Highers

    Gleniffer High School

    Aug 1993 - May 1999
    • Highers (ABBBBB), Mathematics, English, French, Physics, Chemistry and Biology Standard (11111111), English, Maths, French, Physics, Chemistry, History, Art, Accounting & Finance.