Deborah McTaggart Production Manager
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Deborah McTaggart
Home telephone:
Mobile telephone: 07557 990 229
Email: deborahmctaggart@gmail.com

About me: Highly skilled Line Producer with 20+ years of experience of production and production management in some of the world’s most challenging and hostile environments.

- Filmed globally, including US, Latin America, Africa, Asia
- Budget management from £75K - £5.5M
- Staff management from 5 - 65 people.
- Experienced in multi-camera / unit, multi-location shows.
- Delivered to UK and global broadcasters including Sky, BBC, C4, ITV, PBS, Nat Geo, Discovery, Smithsonian, Arte + cinema
- Amazon Alternative experience
- Additional experience in 4K, 3D, Dolby Atmos, drama, feature-doc. Virtual Reality.

In depth knowledge and experience of field producing, location logistics, budgeting and co- financing, multiple format shoots and shows, scheduling, legal and compliance, post production and digital work-flows through to delivery.





24 years experience.

Genre: Corporate, Current Affairs, Documentary, Drama Documentary, Natural History

Additional skills: 4K, Archive, CGI Video FX, Extreme Filming Geographical, Extreme Filming Political, File Based Formats, Health And Safety, Negotiating a contract with a broacaster, Underwater Filming

Other skills: Key credits include:
PRIVATE SECTOR: Virtual Reality and creative development

GRAND PRIX DRIVER for Amazon Prime

GALAPAGOS 3D with DAVID ATTENBOROUGH / SKY 3D, Theatrical 40 pax multi unit, 9 weeks on location.
DESTINATION D DAY-THE RAW RECRUITS / BBC1 65 pax team on various military bases around UK. 12+ cameras

BRITANNIC EXPEDITION / NAT GEO, ITV, C5, UK 30 pax expedition deep sea technical diving team on location in Greece.

THE IMPOSSIBLE HISTORY OF ART 3D / CINEMA Development Producer for global art series. Proposed series budget, $16M.

RONACHAN FILMS / HEAD OF PRODUCTION Managed company and production finance. Filmed globally, Afghanistan-Colombia-Mexico-Europe-US.

UNREPORTED WORLD / C4, UK Managed series + all field planning and logistics with the team. 13 part series

Overseas experience in: Afghanistan, Bolivia, Chad, China, Colombia, Congo, Democratic Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Galapagos, Germany, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, Western Sahara, Zimbabwe.

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Credits

Grand Prix Driver

Production company: Grand Prix Driver Ltd; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Amazon Prime.

Documentary series for Amazon Prime following F1 racing team in the build up to the Grand Prix circuits.


Traffic

Production company: Lightbox Media; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Current Affairs, Documentary; Broadcaster: Fusion Media Network.

8 part series with US Fusion Media Network looking at the global trafficking of sex, gold, drugs, babies, guns.


He Named Me Malala

Production company: Zeno, US; On-screen credit: Field Producer; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Feature Doc.

Working with director Davis Guggenheim on UK filming for his documentary on a leading cultural figure.


JAMES TURRELL

Production company: Arts Alliance Productions; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Cinema.

Lleading contemporary artist and their magnum opus. Multi unit, global, 3D. Filmed Guggenheim and Arizona remote.


THE IMPOSSIBLE HISTORY OF ART

Production company: Arts Alliance Productions; On-screen credit: Development Producer; Programme type: Documentary.

Development of 3D art series for cinema.


GALAPAGOS 3D WITH DAVID ATTENBOROUGH

Production company: Colossus Productions; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary, Natural History; Broadcaster: Sky.

Natural History, 4 x 3D series with David Attenborough filmed in Galapagos, multi unit shoot.


RONACHAN FILMS

Production company: Ronachan Films; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Documentary.

2 years across a variety of films shot globally for C4 and BBC and PBS.


HEADHUNTERS

Production company: Diverse TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: National Geographic, Five TV.

Expedition filming in remote Ecuador.


HAIRSPRAY THE SCHOOL MUSICAL

Production company: Mentorn Media; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Reality; Broadcaster: Sky One.

A NE London school put on a West End production of Hairspray. OB record, 30 cast. Worked with producer on the final theatre performance.


Little Matador

Production company: The Borough Film Company; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Theatrical, Film Four.

Promo shoot for cinema release feature doc on child Matadors. Filming ongoing. Dir, Sandra Jordan. Prod, Gabriel Range


UNHCR - World Refugee Day

Production company: Working Title Films; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Corporate; Broadcaster: UNHCR.

4 minute short film to promote UNHCR work for World Refugee Day. To film in Chad, Sudan and Darfur. Project postponed due to diplomatic relations ceasing between Chad and Sudan. Dir, Ben Affleck. Prod, Robyn Slovo


FLYING VILLAGE

Production company: IWC Media; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Corporate, Documentary; Broadcaster: Corporate and broadcaster tbc.

Ad campaign and documentary with Angus MacQueen on the A380 air bus. Project stood down due to oil crises.


TREASURE DHOW

Production company: Inclusive Digital TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: National Geographic.

Working with the Oman government, 2 x 1 hour on the build of a treasure dhow to sail to Singapore.


True Stories

Production company: Blink Films; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: Smithsonian, BBC WW, Five.

5 x 45 drama docs shot ww taking a look at the real story behind iconic characters


Josh Bernstein Series

On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary.

Darlow Smithson Productions for Discovery US - series of 13 scientific global expeditions


Animals on the Edge

Production company: Windfall Falls; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Discovery US.

Expeditions with Zoological Society London to West Papua and Burma.


UNREPORTED WORLD

Production company: Quicksilver Media; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary, News; Broadcaster: C4.

10x30 including Haiti, East Timor, Ivory Coast, Zambia, DRC, Zimbabwe, Mongolia, Kosovo.


Unreported World

Production company: Quicksilver Media; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary, News; Broadcaster: C4.

10x30 Current affairs filming in hostile environments, Somalia, Nigeria, Western Papua, Guatemala, India, Mexico, South Africa, Lebanon, Japan, Afghanistan.


Unreported World

Production company: Mentorn Oxford; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary, News; Broadcaster: C4.

10 x 30 min current affairs filming in hostile regions: Congo, Darfur, Kenya, Nepal, Western Sahara, Rio, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Phillipines, Turkey and Northern Iraq.


Elgar`s Piano Concerto

Production company: Mentorn Oxford; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Music; Broadcaster: BBC1.

1x40, 1x36 doc and performance by the BBC Concert Orchestra.


Fantastic Mr Dahl

Production company: Mentorn Oxford; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC Imagine, Worldwide and Warner Bros.

1x50, Mentorn Oxford - released with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. An intimate look at Roald Dahl. Shot High Definition.


Morgan + Platell

Production company: Mentorn Oxford; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: News; Broadcaster: C4.

29x30 2004-5 Weekly current affairs programme with Piers Morgan and Amanda Platell


The Trial of the King Killers

Production company: Mentorn Oxford; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Drama; Broadcaster: C4, The History Channel.

1x77 + 2x50 drama, on the trial of the Regicides who sentenced Charles I. 20+ principal cast inc Corin Redgrave.


D Day The Raw Recruits

Production company: BBC; On-screen credit: Location Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Reality; Broadcaster: BBC1.

BBC1 primetime, 5x50, 25 raw recruits are trained with the Army, Royal Marines, Navy and RAF as if in preparation for D Day. 65 pax on loc, inc 6 digi crews. Shot throughout the South West of England in various loc. Multi cam.


Terror Alert

Production company: Scream Films; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: Sky One.

Drama doc, 6x50 - Chris Ryan presents an urban survival guide on man made disasters, from nuclear blasts to tidal waves.


Britannic Expedition 2003

Production company: Carlton TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: National Geographic and Five.

2x50 films; deep sea technical dive expedition on Britannic, sister ship of Titanic. APd (& sound record)on shoot, shot DV for broadcast; full liaison with Greek authorities + Minister of Antiquities. Prod/Dir James Barker


Metroland

Production company: Carlton TV; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: ITV Regional.

5x30 Line produced series, co produced 3 films with first time doc directors, inc Grandads Army (*RTS Winner), a look at the Chelsea Pensioners; and Safe, policing schools in Hackney. Series Prod Gillian McCredie


Warrior Women

Production company: October Films; On-screen credit: Researcher; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: Discovery Canada.

5x60 Researched historical Chinese woman (eg Mulan)and Joan of Arc. Director Renny Bartlett


Metroland Series 10

Production company: Carlton TV; On-screen credit: Associate Producer; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: ITV Regional.

5x30 Line Produced series, co produced 3 films, inc Making It Magic, a peek into the mysterious Magic Circle. AP/PM on SERIES 9


The Truth about the Babes in the Wood

Production company: Carlton TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: ITV1.

1x50 Real Crime, The bodies of two missing children were found entwined in a wood, June 1970. All believe they died of the cold, except the mothers, and the famous Nipper Read. Researched art produced by sexually abused children. Inc drama recon, archive; shot on digi and 16MM Prod/Dir Frank Simmonds


John Thaw, An Appreciation

Production company: Carlton TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Broadcaster: ITV1.

1x30 split roll tx from Southbank; A tribute doc made in 24 hours involving all producers/pms at CTV. Co-ord cutting rooms, stills & materials to/from avids and voice over artist. Watched by over 12M. Prod, Frank Simmonds


METROLAND SERIES 9

Production company: Carlton TV; On-screen credit: Associate Producer; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: ITV Regional.

6x30 Line Produced series, co produced 3 films, including Home Goal, about a homeless football teams competing in a football league - nominated for an RTS; and Whos Hot and Whos Not, about celebrity photographers. Series Prod Gillian McCredie Exec Prod Marilyn Gaunt


Organ Farm

Production company: Carlton TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: ITV, WGBH.

3x60 **awards won, A look at the prospect of pig to human organ transplants. It asks whether such cross species transplants will be a medical miracle or a genetic time bomb? Prod/Dir Frank Simmonds Exec Prod Polly Bide


DANGER! UNEXPLODED BOMB

Production company: Carlton TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: C4, The History Channel.

2x60 **awards won A story of the sappers during WW2 and the deadly game played between the British and the Germans. Involved the TAs in drama recon. Prod/Dir Geoffrey Smith Exec Prod Martin Smith


THE FACTS OF LIFE

Production company: Carlton TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: C4.

1x60 **awards won The story of sex education in schools since the 1920s illustrated through sex education flms and the experiences of those who watched them. Prod/Dir Jenny de Yong


NEIGHBOURS FROM HELL

Production company: Carlton TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Reality; Broadcaster: ITV1.

6x30 Exec Prod Sally Doganis


MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE

Production company: Films of Record; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: C4.

3x60 A look at Management Consultants, and into the McKinsey culture. Prod/Dir Roger Graef


DEVELOPMENT COMEDY

Production company: Assembly Film & TV; On-screen credit: Assistant Producer; Programme type: Comedy.

Developed TV entertainment ideas, set up Jerry Sadowitz UK and west end tour.


EDINBURGH FESTIVAL

Production company: Assembly Rooms; On-screen credit: Producer; Programme type: Comedy, Music; Broadcaster: Live performances.

(1998) Programmed 3 live comedy debates, 5 Best of the Fest nights, managed 18 shows inc comedians Alan Davies, Mark Little, Dylan Moran; musicians Larry Adler, Steve Harley. Inc PR, marketing, budgets and development of shows. Artistic Director, William Burdett-Coutts


HERCULES & XENA WRAP PARTY

On-screen credit: Event Manager; Programme type: Corporate; Broadcaster: Event: Pacific Renaissance.

Themed activity party for cast and crew, 1000 pax.


HERO PARADE 98

On-screen credit: Production Manager; Broadcaster: TVOne.

Gay, lesbian and transgender pride carnival, 800 participants, 150,000 attendees, televised. Oversaw all live events depts (art, locs mgr, tech and 300 on day marshalls).


ETHNIC COOKING, ETC

Production company: Phoenix TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Broadcaster: TV1.

On various TV road shows, entertainment with celebrity presenters and cooking shows, in NZ.


VENUS BLUE

On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Feature Film; Broadcaster: Sundance.

16mm 7 min short pop art sci fi Entered into Sundance. Writer/Dir Gillian Ashurst


THE LOVE LETTER

On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Drama, Feature Film.

16mm, 7 min short drama film Writer/Dir Seth Keen


NZI INSURANCE COMMERCIAL

Production company: Republic Films; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Commercial; Broadcaster: NZI Insurance.

3x30 sec 35MM commercials Republic Films


THE CORBANS LONG LUNCH

Production company: Auckland Int`l Comedy Festival; On-screen credit: Event Producer; Programme type: Comedy; Broadcaster: Live Event.

1996 - Sole producer for original long lunch involving cafes, all sectors of the community and comedians who joined for an al fresco day event. Attendance 100,000


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