Claire Riddell

Production Manager

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me

 

I am a London based Project/Production Manager, and have been working in the television industry for the last 6 years. During this time, I have been responsible for managing budgets, people and everyday operations throughout all aspects of production - from casting, through principle photography, into post-production and to delivery. I have managed a variety of projects with different budgetary, personnel and operational requirements, which have required me to have a competent understanding of health and safety considerations, equipment, workflows, and accepted industry practice and procedures. I have delivered programming to all major UK broadcasters on time and within limited budgets. I have filmed in New York City and hold a valid O2 and ESTA United States Visas. I am looking to expand my skills by embarking upon new Project Management challenges outside of the TV industry in 2016. In my spare time I enjoy swimming, reading biographies, travelling and drawing.

Skills

 

  • Events
  • TV
  • Presenting
  • Account Management
  • Budgeting
  • Client Services
  • Problem Solving
  • Production Management
  • Project Management
  • Excel
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Work history

Currently

Production Manager

Tuesday’s Child Television

Sep 2015
  • PROGRAMMES: ‘Sunseeker’ special access documentary for BBC2 (1 x 60’ & BBC Worldwide 1 x 60’ & 1 x 50’) and ‘My Crazy Christmas Lights’ for Channel 4 (1 x 60’) ROLE: Production Manager through principle photography, post-production, press materials and delivery of two one off documentaries KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Writing often complex and detailed risk assessments (usually working on or near water and factory environments, crowds and excessive lighting and electricity sources out of the production’s control, children and those with serious illnesses) and liaising with health and safety and insurance advisers. Negotiating fees and booking specialist jib operators Liaising with legal and compliance departments, as well as music rights contacts to clear music for UK and international broadcast. Octopus PMI cost management, regular cost reporting and progress reports to broadcaster. Negotiating fees and booking specialist jib operators Interviewing and recruiting Runner/Drivers for location filming and office assistance during busy periods of filming to ensure appropriate support. Arranging DBS checks on all major contributors. Selecting and vetting appropriately licenced Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) operating company, and working with local police and landowners to arrange aerial filming at night in north of England within CAA regulations and a limited budget. Liaising with Music Composer and Graphics Designer to negotiate rates and ensure appropriate agreements are in place for products to be approved and delivered within post-production schedule.

2015

Production Manager

Mayfly Television

Aug 2015 - Sep 2015
  • ROLE: Production Manager – setting up finance, operational, IT and health and safety systems for new production company KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Short term role setting up day to operational systems on computer system Creating and modifying templates for future productions to facilitate quick and easy start-ups and initiation to the company by new employees Working with existing production team and liaising with owners within small company to establish procedures that meet their requirements

2015

Production Manager

Flame Television

Feb 2015 - Jul 2015
  • PROGRAMME: ‘Saints and Scroungers’ (series 7) for BBC1 (15 x 45’) ROLE: Production Manager - through principle photography, post-production, press materials and delivery KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Liaising with Company and Broadcaster Executives, as well as contributors and organisations, including HMRC, DWP, NHS, Crown Prosecution Service, and the Charity Commission, to arrange filming, fact checking, meetings and screenings. Sourcing, negotiating and booking appropriate props, costumes, actors and locations at short notice for reconstruction filming to recreate accurate circumstances in which complex crimes, arrests and convictions took place in simplified, visual form. Negotiated non-exclusive archive account with Shutterstock for company wide use at Avalon and subsidiary production companies, including Flame TV and Liberty Bell. Writing often complex and detailed risk assessments (filming within complex family situations; including children and young people with disabilities, illnesses and life limiting conditions) and liaising with health and safety and insurance advisers. Issuing Access Agreements to main companies contributing to the programme and negotiating agreements issued to the production company by public bodies. Forwarding stories to relevant companies and individuals involved for fact checking and sign off during edit process and collating replies for the edit. Working with Series Producer to monitor any changes in the health of ‘saint’ contributors and legal developments in ‘scrounger’ cases throughout production and after delivery to ensure stories are updated where necessary and broadcast only when it legal to do so without creating bias or influencing prosecutions. Ensuring spent conviction information for all convicted criminals covered in stories are included in BBC Compliance paperwork for ease for access for future repeats.

2015

Production Manager

Boundless Productions

Aug 2014 - Jan 2015
  • PROGRAMME: ‘Supercars vs Used Cars: The Trade Off’ for BBC2 (1 x 60’) ROLE: Production Manager - through casting, principal photography, post-production, press materials and delivery KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Working as part of a very small team within an exceedingly tight casting, filming, edit and delivery (on Christmas Eve) schedule for transmission in early New Year. Arranging DBS checks on all major contributors. Writing main contributor and organisation access agreements with assistance of legal department, to clarify issues of insurance, health and safety and division of responsibilities between parties during production. Writing, often complex and detailed risk assessments (filming with high value, rare vehicles in car showrooms) and liaising with health and safety and insurance advisers.

2014

Senior Production Coordinator

Electric Ray

Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
  • Short term contract working across various development projects

2014

Production Coordinator

Boundless Productions

Mar 2014 - Jul 2014
  • PROGRAMME: The Apprentice (series 10) for BBC1 (10 x 60’) including filming in New York City (set up and on location).

2014

Post Production Coordinator

Boundless Productions

Dec 2013 - Mar 2014
  • PROGRAMME: My Kitchen Rules (series 1) for Sky Living (10 x 60' UK & Intl)

2013

Production Coordinator (VT & Studio

BBC

Jul 2013 - Nov 2013
  • PROGRAMME: Watchdog (series 32) for BBC1 (8 x 60' live studio)

2013

Production Coordinator (VT & Studio

BBC

Mar 2013 - Jun 2013
  • PROGRAMME: Watchdog (series 31) for BBC1 (8 x 60' live studio)

2013

Post Production Coordinator

Studio Lambert

Jan 2013 - Apr 2013
  • PROGRAMME: Gogglebox (series 1) for Channel 4 (4 x 60')

2013

Production Coordinator

Shine TV

Apr 2012 - Jan 2013
  • PROGRAMME: Britain’s Best Bakery (series 1) for ITV1 (20 x 60' UK & Intl)

2012

Production Coordinator

Leopard Films

Feb 2011 - Apr 2012
  • PROGRAMMES: Cash In The Attic re-versioning for BBC1 (55 x 30' re-versions from 45’) Robbed, Raided, Reunited (series 1) for BBC1 (20 x 30') Filthy Rotten Scoundrels' for BBC1 (15 x 45') Britain's Bravest Cops for BBC1 (5 x 45' UK & Intl) Missing 2011 for BBC (5 x 45')

2010

Production Coordinator

Pulse Films

Aug 2010 - Dec 2010
  • PROGRAMME: Live and Lost with BlackBerry for Channel 4

2009

Floor Runner & Driver

BBC

Jul 2009 - Dec 2009
  • PROGRAMME: ‘Doctors’, Series 11 for BBC1

Education

2015

Children’s Book Illustration

Central Saint Martins

Aug 2015 - Aug 2015
  • Short course undertaken in break between contracts with a view to returning to creative industry and learning new skills with a view to undertaking further courses and obtaining new qualifications.

2008

BA Film TV Studies

Aberystwyth University

Aug 2005 - May 2008
  • Achieved 2:1 qualification. Also completed Media & Communications, Art History and Fine Art (Practical) modules as part of degree.

2005

A-levels, AS Levels Gcses

The Kingsley School

Feb 1998 - Jun 2005
  • 2005 - 3 A-Levels (Govt & Politics, Business Studies, Fine Art) achieved at A grade 2004 - 4 AS Levels (Govt & Politics, Business Studies, Fine Art, Georgraphy) achieved at A grade 2003 - 9 GCSEs (English Lit, English Lang, Maths & French, Double Science, Modern World History, Georgraphy, Fine Art) all achieved at A grade