Helen Jackson Production Manager
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About me: With a completely free choice Iíd be making a brand new show, possibly partly abroad, definitely with people who enjoy their jobs and want work to be fun. My strengths are team building/managing and improvisational scheduling around the unpredictable. But Iím open to suggestion... Recently Iíve been doing broadly Factual Entertainment / Reality, but prior to that a 25 ep multi camera studio show. I also admit to documentaries, a taste of comedy drama, a couple of OBs and lots of theatre. My specialist area, if I have one, is starting up new projects, probably a bit hybrid - nobody knows exactly how it will work yet, quite often with a comparatively inexperienced Producer, not that I object to experience, far from it

23 years experience.

Genre: Childrens, Documentary, Factual Entertainment, Light Entertainment, Multi camera Studio, Observational Documentary, Reality

Additional skills: Health And Safety

Overseas experience in: Canada, France, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United States of America.

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Credits

Matilda & The Ramsay Bunch - series 5

Production company: Studio Ramsay; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Childrens; Broadcaster: CBBC.

Children’s cookery show presented by Matilda Ramsay with her family enjoying holiday activities around her recipes. 15 x 15 mins Exec Producer Paul Ratcliffe, Series Producer Colin Steele


The Rules

Production company: Hitchhiker; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Multi camera Studio; Broadcaster: Sky.

Topical, satirical female panel show. Non-TX pilot. Multi camera ístudioí. 1 x 22 mins Exec Producer Will Spokes, Producer Ben Rogers


Trickheads

Production company: Second Star / Accidentally On Purpose; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: Comedy Central.

1 x30 TX pilot for Comedy Central - magicians, locations, partly hidden camera. Showrunner Martin Dance, Director Matt Pothecary


The Unexplained (w/t)

Production company: Second Star; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Factual Entertainment, Reality; Broadcaster: Sky.

1 x 20 min taster-tester-pilot for Sky. Director John Pereira, SP Anna Dunkley, Exec Deborah Sergeant. All pretty confidential for a bit, but a multi camera location shoot with a drama style crew


My Hotter Half

Production company: Naked Entertainment; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: E4.

Transmittable pilot for E4 1 x 30 mins - makeover show with public, competitive element. Multi camera location shoot. Went straight to series


Used Car Wars

Production company: Renegade Pictures; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: UKTV Dave.

First series 10 x 30mins for Dave. Two secondhand car dealerships in Derby nominate 2 cars each to sell in a week - the one that makes the most profit wins that episode. Pranks and forfeits spice the competition and are quite funny


Magic Ian

Production company: Accidentally On Purpose; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Factual Entertainment.

Teaser. Included members of the general public, hidden camera, drama elements and above all magic


Ultimate Hell Week

Production company: BBC; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Factual Entertainment, Reality; Broadcaster: BBC2.

6 x 60 mins for BBC2 30 extreme sportsfolk undergo exercises based on recruitment into Special Forces. (A gameshow frankly)


Single Life

Production company: Lime Pictures; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Factual Entertainment, Reality.

non- TX pilot 1 x 60 A dating show with real time input from the viewing public. Exec Phil Harris / Shirley Jones


The Inbetweeners Go Global

Production company: Bwark; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: E4.

Talking Heads clip show about the TV series (& films), The Inbetweeners 1 x 60 Special as part of an evening devoted to these fictional teenagers SP Jill Cumberbatch, Exec Simon Wilson


SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DRIVE?

Production company: Outline Productions; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC.

Factual Entertainment pilot for the BBC about bad drivers and bad driving 1 x 60 mins SP Mandy Thomson, Execs Bridget Boseley & Helen Veale


9toFIVERS

Production company: Bwark; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: ITV.

45 min comedy entertainment hidden camera pilot for ITV2, based in the workplace


HEALTH FREAKS

Production company: Outline Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Reality; Broadcaster: C4 Features.

Factual Entertainment First Series about Home Remedies for, lets be honest, not major ailments with a panel of 3 working GPs including Dr Pixie. 6 x 30 mins for C4 Features. Exec Helen Veale, SP Elliott Gerner


EYE SPY

Production company: Objective Productions / Kalel Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Reality; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

4 x 60 mins for C4. Fact Ent Hidden camera filming around the issues of prejudice, morality and criminality. Producer: Martin Turner, Director Jon Richards


TOOL ACADEMY 2

Production company: Objective Productions; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Reality; Broadcaster: E4.

Second series of E4ís reality show. Bigger and better, obviously 9 x 60


TOOL ACADEMY

Production company: Objective Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Reality; Broadcaster: E4.

Residential Reality, knock out competition in which boys learn not to be such ítoolsí 1 x 90 min and 7 x 60 min new series


ENIGMA

Production company: Objective Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: OB; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

Televising Derren Brown’s theatre show - 90 minute special


THE UNDERCOVER PRINCESSES

Production company: Objective / Kalel Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Reality; Broadcaster: BBC 3.

5 x 60 mins in which 3 bona fide foreign princesses look for a `prince` in a regional town in the UK (Chelmsford, lets be honest)


DON`T GET SCREWED

Production company: Objective / Cook Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, LE; Broadcaster: BBC 3.

8 x 30 mins first series of a hidden camera programme illustrating your rights as a consumer


UNDERCOVER PRINCES

Production company: Objective / Kalel Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Reality; Broadcaster: BBC 3 & 1.

4 x 60 mins Factual Entertainment. Three foreign princes come to the UK and live as commoners looking for a "princess" to take home.


STREETMATE 4

Production company: Tiger Aspect Productions; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: ITV.

10 x 60 Fact Ent series Holly Willoughby assumes the mantle


URBAN LEGENDS

Production company: Cineflix/Media Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: FX and Channel 5 (UK), History (Canada), A&E (USA).

Canadian co-production. 15 x 30 mins Three ridiculous 6 minute stories; one of them is true. Documentary and fake/drama documentary. Shot on HD on location in UK and abroad with Virtual Reality studio links


BIGAMISTS

Production company: Granada; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Sky One.

Serious documentary telling the story of three bigamists 1 x 90 mins


THE PLAY`S THE THING

Production company: Granada; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Reality; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

A series of 4 one hour documentaries following the processes of finding a new playwright (who would then get a West End production of their play)


TOO MANY COOKS

Production company: Granada; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: ITV Daytime.

Cookery game show with members of the public, celebrity chefs and a presenter 25 x 45 mins studio


COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS

Production company: Granada; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: ITV 1.

Lifestyle show shot on location. 5 x 60 mins. Antony Worrall Thompson and stylists show us how to prepare for a stress-free Christmas.


TOO MANY COOKS

Production company: Granada; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: ITV Daytime.

Cookery game show pilot. 10 x 60 min studios


14 ALONE

Production company: Diverse Production Ltd; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Reality; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

60 minute Observational Documentary in which ten 14 year olds live in a house for 5 days without adults


THE MURDER GAME

Production company: BBC; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Reality; Broadcaster: BBC.

Reality/Entertainment. New Series 8 x 60 shot on location. "Second unit" PM looking after the Reality (the house and killers game), not the Drama bits.


RICHARD TAYLOR INTERVIEWS

Production company: Planet 24; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE, Reality; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

People-based hidden camera Entertainment programme. New series with Mark Dolan of 6 half hours shot on location and with virtual reality studio sequence.


SINGLE GIRLS

Production company: Shine Entertainment; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Reality; Broadcaster: Sky One.

Reality Entertainment. Location Production Manager, Mallorca only for the final episode in the series. Shot all round Mallorca on land and sea - location base being one of three yachts. Main location and accommodation being the other two.


BEACHMATE

Production company: Tiger Aspect Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Reality; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

Factual Entertainment. Spin off of StreetMate on foreign beaches in Europe & SE Asia. Not complaining


THE FITZ

Production company: Tiger Aspect Productions; On-screen credit: production Manager; Programme type: Comedy; Broadcaster: BBC 2.

Sitcom. Shot on location in the UK and audience studios at the BBC.


STREETMATE 1 & 2

Production company: Tiger Aspect Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Reality; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

Factual Entertainment. Dating show with Davina McCall on the street in most towns around Britain and a few elsewhere, finding single people to go on a real date together.


HEART & SOLE

Production company: Tiger Aspect Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Drama; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

One-off half hour comedy drama. Shot on location in Scotland. Written by and starring Lynn Fergusson as a woman who falls in love with David, a tub gurnard fish.


MY FAVOURITE FRASIER & THE FRASIER STORY

Production company: Tiger Aspect Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

Two single documentaries about the US sitcom, FRASIER. Shot on location in Los Angeles, New York and London


ALL RISE FOR JULIAN CLARY

Production company: BBC; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: BBC.

BBC Entertainment studio show. Julian Clary dispensing his own form of justice to the public who ask for it. Two series. First TX October 1996


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