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INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

ZINC MEDIA: BROOK LAPPING

Junior Researcher & Production Assistant/Runner

Jan. - March 2018

Junior Researcher on Norma Percy's latests political documentary 'Europe from the Summit', interviewing European leaders of the last ten years to explain the lead up to Brexit.

 

 

 

 

 

Provided the Development and Production teams (of Brook Lapping & Blakeway Productions) with research covering a range of subjects from startups, to the Suffragettes to Brexit for BBC-commissioned documentaries.

- Compiled a variety of sources and media into succinct documents

- Transcribed archives--both written and audio

- Assisted in casting sessions

Production Assistant/Runner on set of 'The Suffragettes with Lucy Worsley' (W/T) for the BBC.

- Filmed at Chatham Historic Dockyard for week long period drama shoot hit by heavy snow

--> Involved in confronting many challenges as a result involving transport, catering, scheduling, reduced crew size, health & safety

Assisted the PA to Producers Douglas Rae and Robert Bernstein  in office management and floated between the Film and TV department, conducting script coverage and assessing material for development, whether screenplay, novel or play.

Also sorted the press emerging over the release of Ecosse's latest film, Hampstead (Joel Hopkins, 2017).

Active member of the production team;

  • Editor of different programs on Final Cut Pro X

  • Camera operator (Sony PMW & Sony NEX 50) on live shows and field shoots

  • Stage/floor manager

  • Sound & lighting mixer with audio/lightboards

  • Involved with staging & production design

  • Brainstormed new programme ideas        

Shows worked on: 805 Focus, The Coalition Against Gun Violence, This is Santa Barbara: Local Breweries

Primarily involved in office duties such as printing & delivering scripts, photocopying, managing supplies and records.

Also conducted script coverage and generated weekly industry updates from Variety as well as learning the different stages of project development, mainly on Bridget Jones’s Baby (Sharon Maguire, 2016) at the time.     

 

General administrative assistance to Academy Award & BAFTA winning Producer, Peter Fudakowski for everyday tasks but also an involved member of the postproduction team for feature film Secret Sharer (Peter Fudakowski, 2014).

Attended meetings and contributed marketing ideas

+ Edited leaflets/posters on Adobe programs

+ Liaised with distributors, the PR company for the premiere and with guests

+ Created promotional material by filming, editing & uploading Vox Pops and soundtrack videos to YouTube

Gained a thorough understanding of postproduction, distribution and exhibition of a low-budget independent film.

Conducted media related research, analysed scripts and learnt about casting & the running of an agency.

Helped with office management, especially of supplies and of fan-mail.

ECOSSE FILMS

Intern

June 2017

TV SANTA BARBARA

Production Intern

June - Aug. 2016

WORKING TITLE

Intern

August 2015

PREMIERE PRODUCTIONS

Postproduction & Marketing Assistant

August 2014

42 M&P

Intern

June 2014

ZINC MEDIA: BROOK LAPPING

Junior Researcher

March 2018 - present