Sarah Crisp

Head of Operations

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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Skills

 

  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Film
  • Theatre
  • TV
  • Craft
  • Party Planning
  • Management
  • Office Management
  • Project Management
  • Coordination
  • Event Organisation
  • Event Planning
  • Excel
  • Word

Work history

Currently

Head of Operations

The Mustard Film Company

Sep 2008
  • Building & Facilities Management: Managing company premises in all respects; liasing with contractors, suppliers, utilities, managing agents, local residents and local authorities. Overseeing the upkeep of the premises and arranging for building works, quotes and repairs. Implementing and overseeing the booking system for in-house facilities, equipment, desk space and personnel. Ensuring H&S compliance, completing risk assessments, managing building Fire Safety risk assessments, Fire Marshalling and building evacuation procedures, and office First Aid. Premises Relocations: Organised moving company premises from Soho to Camden in July 2013, then from Camden to Angel in November 2014 without any disruption to operations. This involved extensive property searches, contractual and financial negotiations for both leasing and purchasing, legals, deeds and titles, costing and budgeting, building surveys, overseeing extensive property refurbishment, server/hosted phone system/data cabling/leased line installation and meticulous project planning with a very quick turnaround. Producer / Production Manager / Production Assistant for over 60 commercials, 12 short films & 2 features. Clients include: Guinness, B&Q, Sainsbury’s, Specsavers, Nokia, Mitsubishi, Knorr, Mattel, Morrisons and BBC Children in Need amongst many others. I have also provided additional operational support to over 340 commercial productions to date. Event & Project Management: I regularly co-ordinate annual company trips to Cannes, Kinsale, SXSW, Amsterdam & Dublin including booking flights, hotels, cars, private charter boats, designing event invites and entertainment schedules, as well as arranging Sales & Marketing events and seasonal parties. Financial management & accounting, including: Budgeting for productions Final financial reconciliation for every production Managing and reconciling all petty cash flow, production floats and credit card expenditure Company invoicing and chasing debtors Logging all incoming supplier invoices and overseeing from sign-off through to payment Staff, management & directors profit shares Managing all HR and staff-related matters, including: Annual Leave, Sick Leave, Disciplinary Procedures and other legal matters Interviewing and hiring for in-house staff vacancies Appraisals, salaries and role succession Staff training; Fire Safety, First Aid, APA Producers Masterclass and other industry-relevant courses Overseeing day to day running of the office, including: Managing Receptionist, Runners and ensuring their support of Production staff and freelancers Handling supplier accounts, contractors, equipment and overseeing replenishment of office supplies Managing MD’s diary and the Sales & Marketing diary

2008

2nd Assistant Director & Production Co-ordinator

Freelance; Various Companies

Aug 2003 - Sep 2008
  • Made With Magic (2008) TV Pilot; Fresh One Productions 2nd Assistant Director Roundheads & Cavaliers (2008) Feature (prep only); Banoo Films Production Co-ordinator Malice in Wonderland (2008) Feature; Future Films 2nd Assistant Director Attic Lights ‘Bring Me Down’ (2008) Promo; Flynn Productions Production Co-ordinator Pizza Hut ‘Happy Endings’ (2008) TV Commercial; Itch Film 2nd Assistant Director Five Miles Out (2008) Short Film; FMO / Potboiler Productions 2nd Assistant Director Beyond The Pole (2008) Feature (pick ups); Shooting Pictures 2nd Assistant Director Friskies ‘Kibbles’ (2008) TV Commercial; Caboose 2nd Assistant Director Home Time (2008) Short Film; Faction Films 2nd Assistant Director Luna (2008) Feature; Luna Productions Production Co-ordinator Player (2007) Short Film; Red Bag Pictures 2nd Assistant Director A Distant Mirage (2007) Feature; Distant Mirage Films 2nd Assistant Director Slapper (2007) Short Film; Dry Dock Films / Celador 2nd Assistant Director Diagnosis: Superstar (2007) Feature; Weeble Films 2nd Assistant Director Dubplate Drama, Series II (2007) TV series; Amateur Hour Productions 2nd Assistant Director Anaphylaxis (2007) Feature; FilmArt Productions 2nd Assistant Director Iyi Seneler (2006) Feature; ZZ Productions 2nd Assistant Director Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2006) Feature; Yash Raj Films Production Co-ordinator Night Junkies (2006) Feature; Scanner Rhodes Productions 2nd Assistant Director Lycanthropy (2005) Feature; Rotunda Films 2nd Assistant Director Hound Dogs ‘She’s Candy’ (2005) Promo; MEW Productions 2nd Assistant Director Hound Dogs ‘I Like Girls (2005) Promo; MEW Productions 2nd Assistant Director Rollin’ With The Nines (2004) Feature; Flakjacket Films 2nd Assistant Director

Education

2004

BA(Hons) European Theatre Arts

Rose Bruford College

Aug 2001 - Apr 2004

    Awards

    2014

    First Aid at Work Certificate

    • http://www.sja.org.uk/sja/training-courses.aspx

    2012

    Clearcast Training Certificate

    • http://www.clearcast.co.uk/training/

    2010

    APA Producers Masterclass

    APA

    • 'Outstanding' grade; 1st place http://www.a-p-a.net/masterclass