David Morrish

Director of Production UK & EM

  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom



  • DVD
  • Marketing PR
  • TV
  • Digital Content
  • TV Film Commercial
  • Video
  • Account Management
  • Budgeting
  • Client Services
  • Pre Production
  • Problem Solving
  • Producing
  • Production Management
  • Project Management
  • Production Assistant

Work history


Director of Production UK & EM


Nov 2014
  • To build, lead and manage a production facility that produces local on and off air promotional content for UK and Emerging Markets • Ensure that management information reports are accurate and communicate key information on utilisation to managers • Devise and manage production rate cards, evaluating value for money and providing best practice guidance to the team • Conduct forecasting and reforecasting using knowledge and understanding of strategic priorities and channel performance • Assess and oversee all internal workflow, making suggestions for efficiency and putting in place an infrastructure to ensure timely accurate delivery. Ensure all workflows are strategic and well communicated • Ensure that the production infrastructure supports and facilitates a creative environment • Hold regular forward planning meetings to ensure that the appropriate level of resourcing is in place and those stakeholders are managed • Ensure that accuracy underpins all aspects of the production process • Maintain an overview of post-production, liaising with facilities manager on the utilisation of suites, post production workflow, maintenance of kit, interplay, unity and archive issues, capex requirements and facilities staff • Ensure production and post-production teams are working closely together to encourage efficiency and creative facilitation • Be the first point of contact and figurehead for the escalation of any production issues • Provide motivational management to create an empowered, talented production team • Understand the strategic and business objectives of NBCU and UK/EMEA channels. • Understand and plan for all annual rebrands and special projects that fall outside normal channel activity, preparing comprehensive budgets and timelines for on and off air • Prioritise work and resources according to channel strategies and company objectives • Responsible for all financial planning, budgeting and reporting for OAP & Post and special projects


Head of Creative & Marketing Management


Aug 2012 - Nov 2014
  • Collaboratively set strategy for all off air campaigns, channel launches and rebrands Maintain creative, press and marketing campaigns brand synergy across multiple platforms General oversee of the entire On-Air team, ensuring schedules are adhered to, overall budgets are on track and on target. Jointly lead team of 12 which includes line managment of 5 including PDR process and 1:1's Working closely with Creative Director to ensure briefs are met for all on air promotions and off air creative for MTV, Viva and MTV Music pack channels. Yearly financial planning for Creative, Press and Marketing teams, including monthly allocations and quarterly and yearly spend; o Ensure all spend aligns with business objectives and delivers a return on investment o Allocate annual spend for Consumer Marketing, Integrated Marketing, Creative and Press depts. o Allocate and report all committed/uncommitted spend for Marketing , Creative and Press depts. to Financial Controller and VP Finance o Assign structured departmental budgets and define accountability for delivery Running of the production team and creative assistants Planning key creative priorities timelines and resourcing with VP and other HoD Implementing alongside technology teams, better workflows and systems for Creative to Deliver On Air materials Point of contact in UK Creative International Creative contacts, ensuring workflows are shared, media is available and delivered Oversee and plan extensive On Air shoots and off air shoots including Print campaigns Ensure that the best creative work is delivered and that we utilise the industries best creative contacts, suppliers and freelancers


Production Manager


Jul 2010 - Aug 2014
  • Manage budgets in conjunction with Marketing and Press teams including department yearly allocation and spend. Manage Creative teams budget. Project manage productions of on-air and off-air assets and oversee organisation for extensive shoots. Project reconciliations and accruals with CM and Finance team. Day to day management of the Production team and improving production management work processes. Negotiate contract terms and fees for collaborating production companies, creative agencies and freelancers as well as briefing external suppliers and freelancers. Work with legal and HR to ensure legal procedures are followed and necessary contracts are raised for suppliers and freelancers. Forward planning of upcoming projects and workflow.


Production Manager & Facilities Manager


Jul 2006 - Jun 2010
  • Oversee and manage all post production workflow for all contract and non contract work. Production manage shoots, from pre production, filming through to post production. Negotiate with all freelancers, crews and external facilities/production companies to ensure competitive rates. Management of Production Coordinators. Assisting Head of Production with additional budgeting and strategic financial planning. Manage department budgets for monthly accruals with FD. Implement new processes to ensure smooth running of both production and post production departments. Account management on all projects from concept ideas to delivery, both clip based and shoot based.


Bookings Manager & Facilities Manager

Oasis Television

Aug 1999 - Feb 2006
  • Overseeing the bookings department and team, acting as main point of contact. Making sure projects and schedules of the team were run smoothly and efficiently. Project management including organising day to day schedules as well as post production schedules, creating quotes, raising work orders, liaising with clients, organising staffing issues & meetings, dealing with client queries. Ensuring final product is delivered on time and to client specification.


3rd AD & Post Supervisor

BBC Special Projects

Apr 2004 - May 2004
  • Short term contract for production of 6 x 10 minute Drama series for School Training Video while working for Oasis TV. Liaising directly with the Producer, Director & 1st Assistant Director re schedule of all cast, crew, make up and wardrobe Organising the post-production schedule and oversee of post and delivery


Bookings Coordinator


Aug 1998 - Jun 1999
  • Create duplication orders and oversee master delivery to major music labels. Client contact for EMI, Mute records, Mushroom Records Instruct VT department in client requests