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Penny Laurie

Production Secretary and Development Researcher

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationDownham, Billericay, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsProducer - Writer


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About me

I have a passion for both watching and being involved of the creative process of Video, Film and Television production and watch everything - from studio-based sitcoms and panel shows to Dramas and hard-hitting Documentaries. In my spare time, I often assist fellow-filmmakers on their projects, taking on various roles – I’ll pretty much do anything as long as I can get involved, as I just love being on-set. I also shoot and edit my own personal projects and events for friends (such as weddings). However, it’s not all about video production…I also participate in various exercise classes, including Hula Hooping (great fun) and Jazzercise. I was part of the committee for Chelmsford’s Relay for Life -which is a 24-hour walking event- in both 2009 and 2010. The event managed to raise over £100,000 for Cancer Research UK over both years. In a mad moment, I also abseiled down a rather tall building to raise money for the charity. I also enjoy attending Rock music festivals and comedy gigs. Full UK Driving License Post-Production – Final Cut Pro / Final Cut Pro X / Final Cut Express, Avid, Content Agent. Mac and PC Literate – Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint. (Own Macbook Pro with Final Cut Express & Nikon D5100 Camera) On set experience - TV Comedy Sketch / Hidden Camera, Documentary, Current Affairs, Short Films, Documentary-style Commercials, Music Videos.


  • TV
  • Administration
  • Pre Production
  • Reception
  • Research
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Powerpoint
  • Pitching Ideas to Media Including Online T.V Radio and Print
  • Coordinator
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Short Film Production
  • Proof Reading Documents
  • Development Assistant
  • Secretary

Work history


PA, Office Manager and Production Secretary

Zeitgeist Television

Jan 2013
  • Zeitgeist Television is a regional independent production company based in Leigh-On-Sea in Essex, specialising in factual and comedy programmes. Development Researcher - Researching programme ideas, writing and proof reading proposals, use of BBC E-commissioning, sourcing and contacting potential contributors/phone casting/street casting,Taster Tape shoot Pre-Production (Call Sheets, Risk Assessments, Releases, booking kit/travel/accommodation) and Post-Production editing using FCPX. PA - diary management, setting up meetings, booking travel/accommodation, proof reading emails and other documents, lunch runs etc... Office Manager - maintaining production office, managing office petty cash, expenses and cost monitor, stationery / facilities orders and purchases, I.T assistance, opening up/closing down office, reception, website updating & social media. Production Secretary - creating call sheets, risk assessments, organising production insurance, post-production paperwork delivery including use of Silvermouse, kit hire, crew sourcing, organisation and creation of release forms, booking accommodation/travel for cast and crew, managing petty cash, expenses and cost monitor for production, driver...


Production Assistant


Apr 2012 - Jan 2013
  • OmniMovi was founded in 2002 and was the amongst the first library to spearhead a new emphasis towards the production of exclusive lifestyle footage shot specifically for both the Royalty Free and Rights Managed stock market. Selecting and editing clips from programme rushes for Stock Footage using Avid, Final Cut Pro X and Content Agent; Assisting with Pre-Production, Production and Post-Production for Stock Footage shoots; Archiving/Spreadsheeting Metadata and Releases for Stock Footage collections.


Product Co-ordinator

Parthenon Entertainment

May 2010 - Mar 2012
  • (Now Sky Vision, following the acquisition of Parthenon Media Group in 2012) Sky Vision is a world-class creator, and distributor of multi-platform entertainment, bringing content to life for audiences around the world. Sourcing material and creating clips from existing programme rushes supplied by Parthenon Entertainment, product testing software created by Root6 and the University of Reading, reporting findings back to involved parties.



BA(Hons) Film and Television Production

University of Westminster

Aug 2005 - Jun 2008
  • Film and Television Production