Alison Higgins Production Manager
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Alison Higgins
Mobile telephone: 07854 265339
Email: alisonhiggins480@hotmail.com

About me: I am an experienced Production Manager, regularly delivering primetime programmes and multi-part series to most major channels across several genres to tight budgets and deadlines. I have excellent planning, organisational and collaborative skills. I am conscientious, committed, and remain calm and good-humoured when facing the challenges of running a production.

15 years experience.

Genre: Comedy, Documentary, Drama Documentary, Magazine Programmes, Multi camera Studio, Observational Documentary

Additional skills: Archive, File Based Formats, Health And Safety

Overseas experience in: Australia, Barbados, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Russian Federation, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United States of America.

At the moment I'm working at: Most recent: Channel 5/Elephant House Studios

Willing to be based in: London / South East

Languages: Basic French, Conversational Spanish

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Credits

Secrets of the Royal Servants and Spending Secrets of the Royals

Production company: Elephant House Studios; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 5.

Two-part series (2 x 60’) Secrets of the Royal Servants and Spending Secrets of the Royals, looking behind closed doors at the UK Royals. Interviews, archive, simultaneous edits. Fast turnaround.


Stephen King: Master of Horror

Production company: Elephant House Studios; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Paramount UK.

Biography of Stephen King ( 1 x 60’) looking at his incredible life and career, charting his rise from struggling writer to global success. Shot in location in Maine and LA, including interviews with friends, Hollywood celebrities, archive.


How to Bag a Prince

Production company: Elephant House Studios; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Paramount UK.

Two-part series (2 x 60’) looking at Meghan Markle’s journey from a normal childhood in LA to finding her Prince, and marrying Prince Harry. Interviews & archive.


Les Dawson In His Own Words and The Two Ronnies In Their Own Words

Production company: ITN Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Comedy, Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 5 .

Two-part series ( 2 x 120’) telling the life stories of these UK comedy greats through their performances, archive and interviews with the family, friends and colleagues closest to them. Managed multi-location shoots in the UK. With high-profile talent interviews, archive, simultaneous edits.


What Happened Next Series 2 & 3

Production company: ITN Productions ; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 5.

Fast-turnaround crime documentaries (7 x 60’ and 90’) programmes about shocking UK killers/events. From notorious child kidnappings and murders to the King’s Cross Fire. (e.g. Becky Watts: Killed for Kicks; The EastEnders Murders; My Son the Serial Killer). Managed multi-team, multi-location shoots in the UK and simultaneous edits. With expert interviews, archive, actuality.


INSIDE

Production company: Elephant House Studios (formerly Channel 5 Production); On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 5.

Six-part documentary series (6 x 60’) looking inside some of the UK’s most iconic buildings, at the history and events that unfolded at The Houses of Parliament, Kensington Palace, Westminster Abbey, The Old Bailey, St Paul’s Cathedral and Strangeways. Managed multi-team, multi-location shoots in the UK, and simultaneous edits. . Expert interviews, archive, and drama reconstruction.


Television’s Opening Night : How The Box Was Born

Production company: Windfall Films Ltd; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC4.

Specialist factual documentary (1 x 90’) about the first regular high definition TV broadcast to be transmitted from Alexandra Palace in 1936. Looking at the technology, cultural and social history with actuality, interviews and archive as well as staging the first programme "as live" with performances by a cast of sixteen. Premiered at the BFI.


Conspiracy

Production company: 5Production; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 5.

This twelve-part documentary series (12 x 60’) re-examines accepted historical events. Each episode focuses on conspiracy theories within a theme, such as the Cold War, Hollywood or the Nazi regime, with expert interviews, actuality, drama reconstruction and archive. Fast turnaround. Managed multi-team, multi-location shoots in UK, Europe, US, Canada, Australia, and simultaneous edits.


CASTLE SECRETS AND LEGENDS 2

Production company: Optomen Productions Inc.; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Drama, Drama Documentary; Broadcaster: Travel Channel.

Eight-part documentary series (8 x 60’) uncovering the secrets of some of the world’s most impressive castles, palaces and manor houses. Managing multiple teams to a tight budget and schedule, organising foreign location shoots and interviews with filming at 48 main locations. Multi-location shoots in the UK, Austria, France, Germany, Holland, Italy and Slovenia.


Ian Hislop’s Olden Days: The Power Of The Past In Britain

Production company: Wingspan Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC 2.

Three-part documentary series (3 x 60’) exploring the British obsession with the past and tradition. Managed multiple teams - interviews, archive, file-based workflows. Multi-location shoots in the UK.


Ian Hislop’s Stiff Upper Lip : An Emotional History Of Britain

Production company: Wingspan Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC 2.

Three-part documentary series (3 x 60’) exploring British emotion and identity. Ian Hislop gives us his personal take on the evolving national character. Managed multiple teams - interviews, archive, tape and file-based workflows. Multi-location shoots in the UK and France.


Narrow Escapes Of World War II

Production company: World Media Rights; On-screen credit: Production Manager and Jr Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Yesterday.

Documentary series (13 x 60’) telling real stories of courageous World War II operations carried out against all odds. Managed multiple teams - interviews, archive, drama reconstruction, HD, file-based workflows. Managed simultaneous multi-location shoots in UK, US, NZ, Belgium, France and Greece.


Turn On Terry

Production company: Turn On TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Comedy; Broadcaster: ITV1.

Weekly quirky formatted television review and preview show presented by Terry Christian, regular guest Tony Wilson and celebrity guest critics (13 x 30’). Filmed weekly as live in a nightclub venue via an OB truck. Managed pre-production, set-up and initial five episodes.


The South Bank Show: Johnnie Ray

Production company: Landseer Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: LWT.

Profile of the 1950’s star pre-dating Elvis as the world’s first pop idol (1 x 60’). Music, archive and international celebrity interviews, presented by Melvyn Bragg.


Tourist Police

Production company: Turn On TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

Factual documentary series (5 x 30’) shadowing foreign cops on the tourist beat in popular destinations in India, Thailand, Turkey, Tenerife and Mallorca and shows the gritty goings-on in these busy resorts.


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