Dawn Davis

Executive Producer/Head of Production

  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsProject Director - Producer - Content Manager
  • Himanshu Shah
  • Hakan Yalcin
  • Katy Cirne
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About me

I specialise in ambitious and ground breaking work and have experience leading strategy, creative and production for commercial and public funded organisations including publishing, independents, major broadcasters and arts institutions. I have launched and managed digital media initiatives and set up and run a department delivering branded content and campaigns for high-profile clients including Gucci. Broadcast television includes work for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky and includes live events such as Glastonbury and MTV Europe Awards. I am currently Executive Producer for the broadcast department of the National Theatre.

Skills

  • Broadcast
  • Brand Campaigns
  • Media
  • Managing Teams
  • Budget Control
  • Digital Executive
  • Video
  • Fashion
  • Music
  • Production/project Management

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  • Condé Nast Britain

    Condé Nast Britain

    • Publishing
  • F

    Freelance

    • B

      British Vogue

      • S

        Somethin' Else

        Work history

        Currently

        Executive Producer

        National Theatre Live

        Jul 2018
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • This is a maternity cover position until Autumn 2019 which involves working across strategy, programming and production for the National Theatre Live broadcasts into cinemas. NT Live launched in June 2009 broadcasting the National’s productions to cinemas around the world. NT Live broadcasts have now been experienced by over 5.5 million people in over 2,000 venues around the world, including over 650 venues in the UK alone. As well as productions from the National Theatre, we work with a wide range of British theatres and co-producers and are currently working with Bridge Theatre, ATG Productions + Chichester Festival Theatre and Nottingham Playhouse.

        Currently

        Head of Production

        Condé Nast Britain

        Apr 2015
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • I am part of the founding team of the newly created department: we launched Vogue in 2015, and GQ and Wired in 2016. This has been an amazing opportunity to start from scratch with planning, strategy and operations in this renowned international publishing company. We have grown subscribers significantly from pre-launch and continue to grow views each month and worked with some of the world’s biggest talents in film, fashion, comedy and lifestyle. Our team of staff and regular freelancers now numbers 20, and our editorial content sits alongside our commercial content with projects for brands including Gucci, Haig, Burberry, Microsoft and Intel. We have won a slew of awards including two Webbys in 2016 for our first short documentary series.

        2014

        Head of Production

        Blink

        Nov 2012 - Nov 2014
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • I joined media and production company Blink TV to oversee delivery of their output ranging from live music events, screens visuals, and documentaries. Festival coverage in 2014 included the Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, USA for MTV networks and Bestival and Benicassim Festivals for Channel 4. I oversaw multiple productions, managed and hired the production and editorial teams including Directors and Producers, PMs and Co-ordinators. I also directly managed projects and reviewed technical workflows and oversaw post production.

        2015

        Line Producer

        Freelance

        May 2010 - Mar 2015
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • RICHARD III – THE REBURIAL – DARLOW SMITHSON PRODUCTIONS – CHANNEL 4 • November 2014 – March 2015 – two days of live coverage from Leicester ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL - BLINK TV - SKY 1 / SKY 3D / SKY ARTS • May - June 2012 - Line producer, delivering 20 hours of live 3D-TV for Sky including VTs. MICHAEL FOREVER TRIBUTE CONCERT - IAMBIC MEDIA LTD • Sept - October 2011 - live multi-artiste event at the Millennium Stadium. Shot in 2D and 3D. GOLDIE’S BAND: BY ROYAL APPOINTMENT - BBC CLASSICAL - BBC2 • May - December 2010 - Challenging documentary series filming behind the scenes with young people who have overcome adversity through music, ending with a concert at Buckingham Palace.

        2010

        Head of Production

        Somethin' Else

        Jul 2007 - May 2010
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • At Somethin’ Else we combined new technology with fresh ideas and produced new and inventive content from websites to diverse short form content including award winning broadcast TV and radio. An average year would entail around 100 individual commissions: Digital projects include award winning website Super Me for Channel 4, online content for many commercial clients including The Guardian and the BBC, and documentaries for Discovery, Sky and the BBC.

        2007

        Production Manager - TV

        Freelance

        Jan 2002 - Jun 2007
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • PRODUCTION MANAGER - DOCUMENTARY / STUDIO THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED - BBC2/BBC4 • Somethin’ Else - Acclaimed documentary shot on location in NYC with Gil Scott Heron THE WORD – CHANNEL 4 • Planet 24 Productions - 40 week run of this seminal car crash Friday night series featuring live music performances, stunts, VT films shot around the world, live studio, plus live OBs into the show from the USA, Europe and UK PRODUCTION MANAGER - LIVE EVENTS GLASTONBURY 2007/2005/2004/2003/2002 – BBC2/BBC3/BBC4/BBC HD BBC MUSIC ENT 60 hours of live TV from Worthy Farm, Somerset over 3 days. Coverage involves arial filming, 12-unit multi-camera broadcast operation, single camera filming and edit facilities, on site live presentation studios, remote links, plus site set up and event logistics. We operated as the Host Broadcaster and therefore co-ordinated all broadcast operations on site. MTV EUROPE • Staff Production Manager for 3 years from June 1994 for Specials Department, filming all over Europe and the US. MTV EUROPE MUSIC AWARDS - 1994/1995/1996 The first three of the main event of this Landmark worldwide broadcast event from Berlin, Paris and London BEYONCE AT THE BBC - 2006 - BBC2 • BBC Music Entertainment - Live performance from this legend outside TV centre. READING/LEEDS FESTIVAL - 2006 - BBC 2/BBC3 • BBC Music Entertainment - Production on the Leeds coverage VODAFONE TBA, SERIES 1 - 2006 - CHANNEL 4 • Initial/Endemol - Series of programmes leading up to a live flash mob concert in different city centres UK MUSIC HALL OF FAME - 2005 - CHANNEL 4 • Initial/Endemol - Live multi camera OB featuring VTs shot around the world WOMAD - BBC4 - 2004/2003/2002 • BBC Music Entertainment - Live multi-camera, multi-OB in collaboration with Radio 3 AWARDS FOR WORLD MUSIC - BBC4 - 2005/2004/2003 • BBC Music Entertainment - Multi-camera OB in collaboration with Radio 3 LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2003/2002 - BBC4 • Somethin Else - Single camera films and Multi-camera OB