Debi Roach Head of Production
2 January 2019
Debi Roach
Mobile telephone: 0771 373 9960
Email: debir@mac.com

About me: Over 20 years experience of production management across entertainment, scripted comedy, live events, documentary, factual, reality, fact ent, childrens, archive, magic and daytime on award-winning shows, including helping set up brand-new Viceland TV channels and overseeing all original content in the UK and France from scratch in 6 months, setting up all production and business management sysems for Viceland and Vice Studios in the UK, management of a 16-suite post-production facility, helping to grow companies to multi-million pound turnovers.

21 years experience.

Genre: Childrens, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Factual Entertainment, Light Entertainment, Magazine Programmes, Multi camera Studio, Observational Documentary, Online Content, Outside Broadcasts, Reality

Additional skills: 4K, Archive, EP Budgeting, EP Scheduling, Extreme Filming Geographical, Extreme Filming Political, File Based Formats, First Aid, Health And Safety, Negotiating a contract with a broacaster, Underwater Filming

Other skills: Until recently VP Production for Vice UK, where I helped launch TV channels in the UK and Europe, advised on and set up financial and management systems , negotiated deals with internal and external stakeholders and was responsible for establishing business plans and overseeing all original TV content creation for Vice Studios UK. Prior to that I was Director of Production at Objective Productions for over 10 years, overseeing numerous entertainment, comedy , scripted and fact ent shows including Peep Show, Fresh Meat, The Cube, Derren Brown - including negotiating with broadcasters in the UK, USA and Europe, budgeting, crewing up in the UK, Europe and USA etc etc = all aspects of production.

Overseas experience in: China, France, Panama, Portugal, United States of America.

At the moment I'm working at: FAB Media Group

Languages: Fluent written and spoken French, Basic conversational German


Credits

Derren Brown : Sacrifice

Production company: Vaudeville Productions; On-screen credit: Executive in Charge of Production; Programme type: Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: Netflix.

1 x 60mins Special


HATE THY NEIGHBOUR

Production company: Vice Studios; On-screen credit: VP Production; Programme type: Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: Viceland.

6x60mins series shot in the UK, Europe and USA


PEEP SHOW

Production company: Objective Productions; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Comedy; Broadcaster: C4.

HOP on this landmark scripted comedy series for Channel 4 2005-2015.


THE CUBE

Production company: Objective Productions; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Multi camera Studio; Broadcaster: ITV.

9 Series of award-winning physical game show for ITV1


BREAKING MAGIC

Production company: Objective Productions; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: Discovery.

2 series for Discovery and Discovery US


FRESH MEAT

Production company: Objective Productions; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Comedy; Broadcaster: C4.

4 series of award-winning scripted comedy


DERREN BROWN APOCALYPSE

Production company: Objective Productions; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: C4.

4 x 60mins for C4


SECRET PRINCES

Production company: Objective Productions US / Kalel; On-screen credit: Executive in Charge of Production; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: TLC.

2 series of reality show shot and edited in the USA


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