Tracy Manser Production Exec / Line Producer
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Tracy Manser
Mobile telephone: +1 310-498-3826
Email: tracy@manser.tv

About me: BASED IN LOS ANGELES
Very experienced Production Executive / Line Producer happy working across a wide range of genres, from Documentary, Shiny Floor Studio and Reality, to Comedy, Music, Make-Over and Game Shows. PMI User.
USA O1 ’Individual of Extraordinary Ability’ work visa

22 years experience.

Genre: Comedy, Factual Entertainment, Light Entertainment, Multi camera Studio, Outside Broadcasts, Reality

Additional skills: Archive, First Aid, Health And Safety

Other skills: BASED IN LOS ANGELES
I am a very experienced Production Executive /Line Producer used to overseeing several productions at once. I’ve looked after teams of just a few to over 150, whilst I have also been responsible for budgets from £20k to over $10 million; negotiated deals with Crew; Talent; Locations and Suppliers; overseen employment and production contracts; had responsibility for all Health & Safety; and have liaised with Broadcasters and Commissioning Departments for the major broadcasters. PMI Trained.
Holder of a USA O1 ’Individual of Extraordinary Ability’ work visa

Overseas experience in: France, Iceland, Italy, Philippines, Spain, United States of America.

Willing to be based in: London / South East, Los Angeles (has O1 Work Visa)


Credits

UP LATE WITH COURTNEY ACT

Production company: Monkey Kingdom (USA); On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Light Entertainment, Multi camera Studio; Broadcaster: Bravo.

Welcome to the intimate piano bar that you just can’t resist stepping into on your way home. Celebrities, friends of Courtney, and a support cast of familiar faces (the bar staff, the pianist, and the bar regulars) will all become part of Courtney’s infectiously colorful world.


BAKING BAD

Production company: Raw TV; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Factual Entertainment, Multi camera Studio, Reality; Broadcaster: Food Network.

1 x 30mins - Michelin Star Pastry Chef, Stephanie Boswell takes 3 really, really bad bakers and teaches them to create a masterpiece. Shot over two days, with challenges and icing explosions, this fun show proves that even the worst baker isn’t really that bad...


LEAH REMINI - SCIENTOLOGY AND THE AFTERMATH

Production company: IPC; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: A&E Networks.

13 x 1hr, 1 x 2hrs - Leah Remini, explores individual accounts from ex-Church members and their families. Each episode features stories from former members whose lives have been affected by the Church’s practices, even after they left the organization.


Executive In Charge Of Production, Unscripted and Episodic TV

Production company: Pulse Films (Los Angeles); On-screen credit: Executive In Charge Of Production, Unscripted and Episodic TV; Programme type: Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Factual Entertainment, Light Entertainment, Observational Documentary, Reality; Broadcaster: Various.

Executive in Charge Of Production Overseeing all output from the Unscripted and Originals departments from pre-production to delivery, as well as preparing budgets and schedules for pitches and development projects.Broadcast projects include: Twiz & Tuck - 6 x 30 mins for Viceland / Pillow Talk (S1) - 6 x 10 mins for Blackpills / Twiz & Tuck: The Bucket List - 10 x 10 mins for Blackpills / Pillow Talk (S2) - 8 x 10 mins for Blackpills / New Age of Terror - 2 x 2 hrs for The History Channel


DAN AND PHIL - THE AMAZING TOUR IS NOT ON FIRE

Production company: Princess Productions; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Comedy, Light Entertainment, Multi camera Studio, Outside Broadcasts; Broadcaster: YouTube Red.

YouTube sensations Dan and Phil film the final night of their sold out US stage show tour at the iconic Dolby Theatre in LA


Live at the Trattoria

Production company: Hungry Bear; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Light Entertainment, Multi camera Studio; Broadcaster: ITV 1 (Pilot).

Dermot O’Leary and Gino D’Acampo open up the doors of their Trattoria to 80 diners and 250 audience members for a fun night of food, laugher, Celebrity Guests, Live Music and a surprise or two.


The Apprentice: You’re Fired / Hired

Production company: Boundless; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Comedy, Light Entertainment, Multi camera Studio; Broadcaster: BBC2.

The newly fired Candidate receives a grilling in front of a studio audience.


THE APPRENTICE - Series 11

Production company: Boundless; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Factual Entertainment, Reality; Broadcaster: BBC1.

Lord Sugar once again sets tasks for his aspiring apprentices to become his Business Partner with a £250,000 personal investment.


Live At The Apollo - Series 10

Production company: Open Mike; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Comedy, Multi camera Studio, Outside Broadcasts; Broadcaster: BBC.

Live at the Apollo returns for a brand new tenth series from the world famous venue. The roll call of stand-ups who have performed in front of the famous Live at the Apollo lights plays out like a who’s who of comedic royalty and this series is no different. Each episode will see a national favourite stand-up acting as compere and performing to the audience before introducing two of the best stand-ups currently on the UK comedy circuit.


Jon Richardson’s NIDIOT - DVD

Production company: Open Mike; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Comedy, Multi camera Studio, Outside Broadcasts; Broadcaster: DVD Release - Universal.

Filming Jon Richardson performing one night of his massive UK tour NIDIOT at the Hammersmith Apollo. Multi-camera OB


Ex on The Beach - Series 2

Production company: Whizz Kid Productions; On-screen credit: Line Producer (uncredited); Programme type: Reality; Broadcaster: MTV.

Pre-production Only - Assisting with the set up of 2nd Series being shot in Marbella.


THE LINK

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

A brand new quiz show where three teams race to find the link between questions. If they can find the link, then they can win money.


I WANNA MARRY HARRY

Production company: Zig Zag Productions / Ryan Seacrest Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Drama, LE, Reality; Broadcaster: Fox USA.

US reality dating show for FOX USA. 12 American women are whisked to a British Country Estate where they spent weeks trying to impress a royal-looking redhead young Brit they believed was Prince Harry. Instead, it was lookalike Matt Hicks, an average English “bloke” given a makeover, trying to convincingly act the part so the women don’t find out who he really is.


5 MINUTES TO A FORTUNE

Production company: Victory Television; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: C4.

Davina McCall hosts this exciting, brand new game show for Channel 4! In the studio stands an imposing 15-foot hourglass containing thousands of pounds. To keep the money in the hourglass, contestants must work as the perfect team to complete five challenges... in just five minutes. To take home the cash they’ll to be quick thinking and have nerves of steel, because if they run out of time the hourglass will turn and their money will start to drain away.


CONSULTANT Production Executive

Production company: n/a; On-screen credit: Production Executive; Programme type: Documentary, LE; Broadcaster: n/a.

Consulting on the setting up of a production arm in the UK for a large US based production company, commissioned to make a UK version of a very successful and long running US Factual entertainment series. Development, budgeting, scheduling, staffing and generally overseeing the set up and pre-production of the series. Due to signing an NDA, I am unable to disclose any further details.


ALL STAR MR & MRS

Production company: CPL Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Comedy, LE; Broadcaster: ITV1.

Hosted by Phillip Schofield , this star-studded version of the classic game show tests just how much – or how little – Britain’s best loved celebrity couples know each other. The show, not only sees host Phil question celebrities about their relationships, but also gives an insight into their home life as All Star Mr & Mrs takes a trip around the couple’s homes. In each episode three celebrity couples compete to win a £30,000 prize for their chosen charity, and of course, the all-important Mr & Mrs carriage clock.


THE UNFORGETTABLE...

Production company: North One Television; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, LE; Broadcaster: ITV1.

This much loved archive-biography series celebrates the lives and careers of some of Britain's best-loved entertainment icons. Each programme in the 10-part run focuses on the parallel private and professional life-stories of much-missed talents from across the entertainment world. The series tells compelling stories with rounded insights into people we remember fondly, as told by those who genuinely knew them best: family, friends and close colleagues - no rent-a-quotes! Previously unseen personal archive helps add a real sense of the person behind the public persona. Under the spotlight are the late Norman Wisdom, Dudley Moore, Leslie Crowther, Rod Hull, Russell Harty, Dick Emery, Hughie Green, Noele Gordon, Gordon Jackson and John Thaw. A separate, one-off 60min commission on Ernie Wise was made to air on Boxing Day 2011, while the John Thaw programme was also extended into a one-hour special to mark the 10th anniversary of the much-loved actor's death.


Ultimate Me (Working Title)

Production company: North One Television; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE, Reality; Broadcaster: E4.

1 x 60 min pilot for E4. A new health & fitness lifestyle pilot for E4, where two overweight people are shown a 3D Avatar of their 'Ultimate' self before being put on a 12 weeks healthy eating programme along with 3 sessions a week with a personal trainer. Will they look like thier avatar at the end of the period, or will the chocolate and wine win out?


WHAT’S YOUR GOAL?

Production company: North One Television; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Corporate, Documentary, LE, Reality; Broadcaster: Sky Sports 1.

A football-based initiative launched by nPower to inspire young people aged 12-16 to think about their future careers, behind the scenes within the Football League. Each week Ben Shephard reveals how 2 youngsters pull off an amazing opportunity to work in football. From Football Managers to Presenters, Referees to TV Sports Producers, we’ll follow the stories as our youngsters learn that you don’t have to be able to kick a football to work with your favourite team. Awarded first place at the C21 Media International Format Awards ‘Best Brand-Generated Format’


FLASH PRANK

Production company: Splash Media; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Comedy, LE; Broadcaster: MTV.

New Hidden Camera pilot for MTV. Flash Prank is a hidden camera show where unsuspecting members of the public are set up by friends to be the subject of a prank that involves a ’flash mob’ of up to 100 people. 1 x 30min Pilot.


Mad About The House

Production company: Renegade Pictures; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, LE, Reality; Broadcaster: BBC 3 6 x 1hrs.

Six hard up couples are given a wad of cash to transform their homes, with the proviso that He has to make every design, decorating and DIY decision while She moves out. While He is busy at home, She is busy with her own secret project - a life-size dolls house replica of her living room that she gets to decorate exactly as She wants. Will they manage to create the perfect pad or will DIY disasters mean curtains for their relationship…


BEENYS FOLLY

Production company: Renegade Pictures; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 4 - 3 x 1hrs.

A new vehicle for Sarah Beeny as she undertakes the biggest home makeover challenge ever, that of her own huge stately home, making it a go to boutique destination for weddings and celebrations. This was an ongoing project over a period of eight months, with intermittent filming. I oversaw the filming taking place during my time at Renegade.


SLIPS

Production company: Deuce Films; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE, Reality; Broadcaster: MTV.

Think "The Fast And The Furious" meets "Pimp My Ride". Two drivers, two cars, one race. The winner keeps both cars, the loser walks home! Shot Tapeless HD.


DAVE`S CAR OF THE YEAR 2008

Production company: IWC Media Ltd; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE, Multimedia; Broadcaster: Dave TV / UKTV.

From super-minis to Supercars, Car Of the Year, presented by Johnny Vaughan, tests the best on the market this year in rather unusual ways, before the Dave viewers choose this years winner. Includes star turns from Roland Rivron, Andy Parsons and the Hairy Bikers.


RORY & PADDY`S GREAT BRITISH ADVENTURE

Production company: IWC Media Ltd; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Comedy, Documentary, LE, Reality; Broadcaster: Five.

Comedians Rory McGrath and Paddy McGuiness go on a trip around the country in an antique VW Camper to take part in unusual but quintessentially British events such as Cheese Rolling, Worm Charming, Bog Snorkling, Axe Throwing and Nettle Eating. 4 x 1hrs


THE REAL HUSTLE LAS VEGAS

Production company: Objective Productions; On-screen credit: 8 x 30mins; Programme type: LE, Reality; Broadcaster: BBC Three.

The 4th series heads to the gambling capital of the world – Las Vegas - where our three Hustlers, Alexis Conran, Paul Wilson and Jessica Clement demonstrate some of the biggest, most outrageous scams ever. (UK based)


CONVENTION CRASHER

Production company: Mono Television / Objective Productions; On-screen credit: 2 (of 3) x 1 hrs; Programme type: Documentary, LE, Reality; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

Justin Lee Collins attempts to make it in some very different professions by developing his skills as an Illusionist and Ventriloquist, attending major conventions in the USA to discover the very real challenges of each industry.


MUSICOOL

Production company: Shine; Programme type: Reality; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

I oversaw the set up of series through to the move into the ‘house’. 10 musically talented young adults are brought together to collaborate and put on their own Live modern day Musical that suits their style of music.


MAKE ME A SUPERMODEL (SERIES 2)

Production company: Tiger Aspect Productions; On-screen credit: 18 x 1 hours; Programme type: Reality; Broadcaster: Channel 5.

Rachel Hunter returns to lead the panel of Experts searching for the next Supermodel. From London to Paris to Iceland, this time its Boys v Girls. 12 people, 5 weeks, only one winner.


CELEBRITY SOUP

Production company: Optimistic Entertainment; On-screen credit: 13 x 30 mins & 130 x 1 mins; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: E! Entertainment.

Iain Lee presents a comic and often cutting look at the week in Celebville, catching up with the funniest moments on TV, the most entertaining stories in the news and some top showbiz gossip.


MAKE ME A SUPERMODEL - WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Production company: Tiger Aspect Productions; On-screen credit: 1 x 1 hour; Programme type: Documentary, LE, Reality; Broadcaster: Five.

It’s been six months since the series, just exactly what are the girls up to now? We follow 6 of the 13 girls to find out how Make Me A Supermodel changed their lives.


MAKE ME A SUPERMODEL (SERIES 1)

Production company: Tiger Aspect Productions; On-screen credit: 8 x 1 hours, 3 x 1 hr Weekly Highlights, 1 x 75 min Live Final; Programme type: OB, Reality; Broadcaster: Five.

Rachel Hunter heads up the panel of the fashionista fabulous in this reality show searching for a new Supermodel. The three week event shows the 13 beautiful chosen ones all about the life they could lead as a top models, in London, Paris and New York. Everything culminates in a Live Finale where the winner is chosen by public vote. Its not all glamour and champagne you know!


MARGARETS STORY

Production company: Granada Television; On-screen credit: 1 x 90 mins; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: ITV1.

Post Production Manager. Documentary following the story of a mother who’s son moved to the Philippines to start a new life, but who ended up being murdered. Margaret works tirelessly to find her son’s killers and bring them to justice, travelling between the UK, Spain and the Philippines, whilst also bringing up his two young children.


THE C.H.A.O.S. CLINIC

Production company: TalkbackThames; On-screen credit: 8 x 30 mins; Programme type: LE, Reality; Broadcaster: Five.

Professional Organiser Meg Connell flies over from Sunny California to put people who live with chaos, clutter and confusion back on the right track by working through the 6 steps of the Clinic! Its a bit like Alcoholics Anonymous for the terminally messy.


FIRST LOVE SECOND CHANCE

Production company: Yorkshire Television; On-screen credit: 3 x 1 hour; Programme type: Documentary, Reality; Broadcaster: ITV.

Three stories of past loves reuniting and stepping into each other’s lives. Would their life together really have been what theyve been dreaming of over the years? Or do the rose tinted spectacles need a bit of a clean?


THE GREAT BRITISH HOLIDAY

Production company: Yorkshire Television; On-screen credit: Non TX Pilot; Programme type: Documentary, LE; Broadcaster: Five (Non TX).

Posh boy Simon Davis heads off in his three piece suit in search of the Great British Holiday joining a family of four on their annual trip to Butlins in Skegness. Kiss Me Quick hat anyone?


BRITAIN’S FAVOURITE HOLIDAY

Production company: Yorkshire Television; On-screen credit: 1 x one hour; Programme type: Documentary, LE; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

Travel presenter Simon Davis guides us through the top 20 holiday destinations for us Brits, and of course we visit the favourites along the way. Well, it wouldnt be a holiday programme otherwise!


BOSS SWAP

Production company: RDF Media; On-screen credit: 1 (of 3) x 1 hour; Programme type: Documentary, Reality; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

Does exactly what it says on the tin! Two bosses from different industries swap for two weeks, making some changes to the way things run. Can they make their new company better, or do they rock the boat with their new staff?


STAR BUCK$

Production company: RDF Media; On-screen credit: 8 x 30 mins; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: Channel 4 / T4.

Edith Bowman presents a very light hearted series all about celebrity, gossip and the spending habits of the rich and famous - all from some of the best showbiz hangouts in London, sweetie!


DREAM HOLIDAY HOME

Production company: RDF Media; On-screen credit: 10 x 30 mins; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: Five.

Carol Smillie presents a series where viewers can win a newly renovated Dream Holiday Home in Europe live on air each week - lucky things! With Kevin Allen and Tim Hitchens.


FIRE WARS

Production company: Folio Productions; On-screen credit: 4 x 30 mins; Programme type: Documentary, Reality; Broadcaster: BBC 1.

Observational documentary series following the Fire Investigators of South London.


COSTA DEL DOSH

Production company: September Films; On-screen credit: 15 x 30 mins; Programme type: Documentary, LE, Reality; Broadcaster: Bravo.

A very light hearted location based series following the life and times of the cleaners and ‘criminals’, the pint pullers and pole dancers that have made Spain their home.


THE HOT SEAT

Production company: Flashback TV; On-screen credit: 6 x 1 hours; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Artsworld.

Sir Christopher Frayling conducts six studio based in-depth interviews six of some of Britain’s leading creative talents about their art.


FANTASY ROOMS (SERIES 2)

Production company: Bazal Productions; On-screen credit: 6 x 30 mins; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: BBC 2.

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen proves once again that he can make fantasy become reality in the 2nd series of this art history based makeover show.


IT’S A GIFT

Production company: Bazal Productions; On-screen credit: 26 x 30 mins; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: Carlton Television.

Eric Knowles shops for the collectables of the future, surprising members of the public with a special gift from a loved one.


BETTER HOMES (SERIES 1, 2 & REVISITED)

Production company: Granada Television; On-screen credit: 17 x 30 mins; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: ITV.

Carol Vorderman introduces two designers undertaking huge makeovers on neighbouring homes increasing the price of the properties.


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