Josanne Richardson

Production Manager


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About me

British PRODUCTION MANAGER and former SCRIPT SUPERVISOR (Continuity). Experienced in stills and video production for marketing campaigns, independent short and feature length film making, and also live TV broadcasting. Based in North London, UK and happy to travel worldwide for work. I like supporting charities and I volunteer at a cold weather shelter between January and March. I enjoy Yoga, Pilates, and swimming. Although that's more to clear the mind, than to keep fit. I like cooking and baking vegetarian food. Which I enjoy more when I'm doing it for friends and family, rather than myself. I LOVE watching TV and films, and I think it’s wonderful that I’ve been able to make a career out of production.


  • Events
  • Film
  • Marketing PR
  • TV
  • Commercial Photography
  • TV Film Commercial
  • Video
  • Film Production
  • Post Production
  • Pre Production
  • Producing
  • Production Management
  • Project Management
  • Budget Management
  • Set Dressers

Work history


Production Manager

Pentland Brands plc

Mar 2014
  • Working within a central marketing team for global brands company; responsibilities as below in my role as Production Co-ordinator, with an additional focus on the legal compliance of the productions. I have arranged and implemented a global production insurance policy, streamlined procedures and paperwork with the internal legal department, and completed a safety course so I can now write risk assessments. Still managing 3rd party producers and production companies to assist me with the day to day tasks of running a shoot. Completed the internal Future Leaders Programme last summer (June –September 2014). Currently working with the following brands: Speedo, Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Lacoste (footwear), Ellesse, Kickers, Ted Baker (footwear), Mitre, Boxfresh, KangaROOS, and Red or Dead.


Production Coordinator

Pentland Brands plc

Mar 2013 - Mar 2014
  • Worked within a central marketing team for global brands company; overseeing every shoot that comes through the studio from briefing, to pre-production, production, post, and sign off. On occasion there has been up to 10 shoots at one time in various stages of production going through the studio. As the sole production liaison within the team, 3rd party production companies are hired per-project to assist me with the day to day tasks. These 3rd parties are managed by me, and I’m responsible for ensuring that all contracts, usage agreements, music and stock clearance, risk assessments, and insurances are in place. Due to the size of some budgets it is not costs effect to outsource all projects; those that aren’t are produced in-house by me. They tend to be the more challenging briefs as the creative ambition is still high even though the budget is low.


Production Assistant

Pentland Brands plc

Jul 2011 - Mar 2013
  • Worked within a central marketing team for global brands company, facilitating stills photography and moving image shoots for their Brands. Duties included, but were not limited to: managing budgets, raising all PO’s and processing invoices, organizing castings and recces, travel logistics (domestic and international), arranging carnets and visas, creating call sheets, booking crew and models, creating buyout forms and usage agreements, arranging catering, booking editors and retouchers.


Career Break


Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
  • Travelled the world; including New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Cuba, Canada, America, Spain, Germany, and Switzerland.


Script Supervisor


Sep 2005 - May 2010
  • 5 years experience working on diverse array of shorts and full length feature films projects; mostly single camera dramas, comedies, period dramas, and music videos, both in studio and on location. I have a well-developed on-set etiquette to meet the requirements and challenges of any given production. Assisted Directors in pre-production and on set with all aspects of film continuity; including plot, costume, action, props, etc., and would liaise with multiple departments/crew to achieve this. Responsible for making detailed and accurate notes for the Editor about the quality of each take, to ensure an efficient post-production edit.




Aug 2008 - Jun 2009
  • Working at Television Centre as a freelancer across BBC Entertainment’s primetime Saturday night shows; such as 'Strictly Come Dancing', 'Totally Saturday', ‘Your Country Needs You’ and 'Tonight's the Night'. As either a Contestant Runner, Logger, Audience Runner, or Studio Assistant to the Floor Mangers.



BA(Hons) Design for Television

Nottingham Trent University

Aug 2001 - May 2004