Andi D’sa Production Executive/Line Producer
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Andi D’sa
Mobile telephone: 07711 087471
Email: andi@andidsa.com

About me: Established Production Executive/HoP, highly experienced at managing and facilitating the full production process, from conception to realisation and delivery, as per budget, schedule, standards/specs, and corporate objectives. Ability to financially control and deliver projects within budget without compromising quality; minimising editorial compromise whilst protecting company margins.

20 years experience.

Genre: Childrens, Corporate, Factual Entertainment, Light Entertainment, Magazine Programmes, Multi camera Studio, Outside Broadcasts, Reality

Additional skills: Archive, EP Budgeting, EP Scheduling, First Aid, Health And Safety, Negotiating a contract with a broacaster

Overseas experience in: United States of America, Various/multiple worldwide.

Languages: Fairly fluent French

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Credits

NUMEROUS PRODUCTIONS - AS HEAD OF PRODUCTION & OPERATIONS, ACROSS FULL COMPANY PRODUCTION SLATE

Production company: The Outfit; On-screen credit: N/A; Programme type: Commercial, Corporate, Drama, Multimedia.

Creative agency and production company in one, specialising in innovative multimedia content for brands. Content-led advertising campaigns for TV and social media; creative ways to re-invent the ad break; standalone programming; digital content. Responsibility for corporate and operational management of production, legal, HR and finance, with a focus on company strategy.


NUMEROUS PRODUCTIONS - AS HEAD OF PRODUCTION, ACROSS FULL COMPANY PRODUCTION SLATE

Production company: Optomen; On-screen credit: HEAD OF PRODUCTION; Programme type: Documentary, LE, Multimedia, OB; Broadcaster: Various.

High volume output, diverse formats.


PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE

Production company: WIDE-EYED ENTERTAINMENT; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE; Programme type: Documentary, Multimedia; Broadcaster: Various UK & US.

VARIOUS OUTPUT Trouble-shooting role at time of significant increase in new commissions, including US co-pros for Nat Geo, A&E and Discovery.


Paradise Hotel

Production company: MENTORN MEDIA; On-screen credit: EXECUTIVE IN CHARGE OF PRODUCTION; Programme type: Drama, Reality; Broadcaster: FOX REALITY and MY NETWORK TV.

32 hrs, multi-million dollar reality/soap op. Huge-scale across UK, US, Mexico prod bases. All elements incl financial and organisational; role evolved to incl editorial. Primary relationship with Broadcasters, liaising on both editorial and production management.


NUMEROUS PRODUCTIONS, ACROSS UK PROD SLATE

Production company: DISNEY CHANNEL; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE; Programme type: Documentary, LE, Multimedia, Music, OB, Reality; Broadcaster: DISNEY CHANNEL.

Responsibility for delivery of productions from diverse external suppliers incl RDF and Rival, as per tender, schedule, budget, compliance and tech standards and, crucially, on-brand.


Production Consultant

Production company: RIDLEY SCOTT ASSOCIATES; On-screen credit: N/A; Programme type: Documentary, Feature Film; Broadcaster: Theatric & Non-Theatric release tbc.

Developing high budget feature-doc on the World Cup, for theatric and TV release, from concept to reality.


HALF TON HOSPITAL

Production company: MENTORN MEDIA; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: ITV (daytime & peak) and DISCOVERY.

Heading-up sizeable teams, 14 hrs across 3 distinct ob doc series for 2 Broadcasters. Continual juggling of budgets and resources for each series; handling complexities of US privacy/medical info law.


HAIRSPRAY: THE SCHOOL MUSICAL

Production company: MENTORN MEDIA; On-screen credit: PRODUCER; Programme type: LE, Music, OB, Reality; Broadcaster: SKY1.

90’ series finale. Responsibility for both prog + full-blown theatre event; editorial and prod management elements from set/staging to multi-cam OB with 1,000+ audience. Heavy broadcaster presence; reconciling daily multiple perspectives and personalities.


FOLIO PRODUCTIONS, NUMEROUS PRODS ACROSS SLATE

On-screen credit: HEAD OF PRODUCTION; Programme type: Documentary, LE; Broadcaster: Various incl BBC.

Key part in overall growth and direction of company. Over-seeing multiple productions, array of formats/styles, fast turnaround single docs to long running strands incl “TRAFFIC COPS”; “POLICE STORIES”: “CAR WARS”. Negotiated BBC output deal; company remains one of its biggest providers of popular factual content.


NUMEROUS, ACROSS PROD SLATE/RUNNING BUSINESS UNIT

Production company: MENTORN MEDIA; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE; Programme type: Documentary, LE, OB; Broadcaster: Various UK & US.

High volume, diverse output incl “HALF TON MAN” and “BORN WITH TWO HEADS”, C4/DCI; “TAKE MY MOTHER-IN-LAW”, ITV; “MAKE ME A BABY”, BBC. Also managing development team.


NUMEROUS, ACROSS PRODUCTION SLATE

Production company: MENTORN MEDIA; On-screen credit: LINE PRODUCER; Programme type: Documentary, LE, OB; Broadcaster: Various.

Diverse projects/Broadcasters. Heading-up large-scale prods as well as smaller teams. Incl big studio “BRITAIN’S MOST IDENTICAL”, BBC; live for ITV “VOTE FOR ME”; C4 "AUCTION FEVER” & “TERROR IN MOSCOW”; acclaimed BBC2 ob doc “COMPULSION”.


MICHAEL MOORE AND ME

Production company: MENTORN MEDIA; On-screen credit: PRODUCER; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: SKY1.

Presenter-led peaktime hour. Role involved Line Producing, incl full cost control, plus editorial involvement; liaising with Broadcaster on both aspects.


OAPS on ASBOS

Production company: MENTORN MEDIA; On-screen credit: PRODUCER; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: SKY1.

Peaktime hour.


GIRL WHO CAME BACK FROM THE DEAD

Production company: MENTORN MEDIA; On-screen credit: PRODUCER; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: C4/C4i.

Peaktime hour.


BROOK LAPPING PRODUCTIONS, NUMEROUS PRODS ACROSS SLATE

On-screen credit: HEAD OF PRODUCTION; Programme type: Documentary, Drama, Multimedia; Broadcaster: Various, UK & foreign.

Familiar combination of business affairs, prod management, general company & office/personnel management. Overseeing high volume/wide range of prods.


McDOUGALL CRAIG PRODUCTIONS, NUMEROUS PRODS ACROSS SLATE

On-screen credit: HEAD OF PRODUCTION; Programme type: Corporate, Documentary, LE, Multimedia, Music, OB; Broadcaster: Various incl C4.

Prods incl THE C4 POLITICAL AWARDS,THE RISE AND FALL OF MO MOWLAM, THE REAL CHERIE.


RAPIDO TELEVISION, NUMEROUS PRODS ACROSS SLATE

On-screen credit: HEAD OF PRODUCTION; Programme type: Comedy, Corporate, Documentary, LE, Multimedia, Music, OB, Reality; Broadcaster: Various, UK & foreign.

Various broadcasters. Overall responsibility for all projects at every stage.


FINE ART PRODUCTIONS

On-screen credit: LINE PRODUCER/PM; Programme type: Documentary, LE; Broadcaster: Various, UK & foreign.

Productions include THE GULF WAR: A TELEVISION HISTORY,THE WASTED WINDFALL, THE THATCHER YEARS.


PROSPECT PICTURES LTD

COMPANY PRODUCTION MANAGER. Overseeing a broad range of production output.


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