I started my career at ITN Source as an Archive Researcher for programme and news clips and later was based at Channel 4 where I was dedicated to the Channel 4 library. I moved into the Kid's TV sector in 2007 when I joined Pan European broadcaster Jetix (formerly known as Fox Kid's Channel) within the Acquisitions department. In 2009 I joined Disney Channel as Animation Development Manager where I developed properties such as Boyster with French Studio, Je Suis Bien Content and Counterfeit Cat with UK based Aardman. In my previous role I worked as an Executive Producer for Disney Channel. During my time at the broadcaster, I worked across a range of genres within Kid's TV including Drama, Entertainment, Cookery and Comedy. The shows were transmitted across Europe Middle East and Africa in 21 language versions. My most recent productions at Disney Channel have included cookery show - First Class Chefs featuring Michelin Star Chef Michele Roux Jr. as the judge, Italian drama Alex & Co S1, German mystery Billy & The Ghost S2 and UK entertainment show Access All Areas: Unlocked!
• Responsible for providing creative steer and sign-off on all creative elements for Original Disney productions. • Ensuring quality control, brand fit, compliance and legal requirements are applied to the productions, including: call to tender process, greenlight, crew, writers, GFX, scripts, locations, set design, casting, booking talent, wardrobe, score, roughcuts, fine cuts, and sound mixes. • Providing support to local market production teams in territories across EMEA. • In addition to this, I worked across kid’s drama series Alex & Co S1 in Italy which ranked no.1 in the timeslot amongst all kid’s channels and #2 highest ever rated premier on DC, reaching 923K individuals across the series. Due to the success of the show Disney Channel US also dubbed the series. • I have also worked across German production Binny & The Ghost S2, developing the series arc further, which was originally pitched as 4 episodes but was eventually commissioned to 10 episodes.
• In-house producer responsible for reversionings, short form content and serialisations of Disney Franchise Movies. • Sourcing and supporting script writers, feeding back on creative elements such as scripts, GFX, selecting cast, as well overseeing edit sessions.
• Responsible for creative steer on scripted, animated, co-productions for EMEA’s Disney Channel and Disney XD. • Clarifying rights for development contracts and managing the team coordinator.
• Researching and license negotiation with independent production companies and broadcasters, such as LWT, Channel 4, BBC, Shine Ltd, North One Productions, Multi Media Arts Ltd and Objective Productions. • Channel 4 Task assignee - Responsible for management of all tasks and order fulfilment for the C4 team. • Responsible for Channel 5 and Espresso Education’s content placement from broadcast to online.