Jessica Ross Production Manager
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Jessica Ross

About me: I am a former Head of Production with considerable Production Manager/Line Producer experience ranging from one off feature docs to international co-production series for broadcasters both UK and international.

I have extensive knowledge of the budgeting and planning of productions, company finance, legal and business affairs issues, contract negotiation, health and safety, multi-format delivery to clients, and team management.

I enjoy collaborative working relationships and relish complex productions, interesting subject matter and working in a dynamic and productive team. I can set up departments from scratch or move into an established role, and am currently looking for new opportunities Production Exec’ing, Unit Managing or similar.

Genre: Current Affairs, Documentary, Drama, Drama Documentary, Factual Entertainment, News, Observational Documentary

Additional skills: Archive, EP Scheduling, Extreme Filming Geographical, Extreme Filming Political, First Aid, Health And Safety, Negotiating a contract with a broacaster

Overseas experience in: Afghanistan, American Samoa, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Haiti, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Jordan, Korea (south), Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Peru, Poland, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Samoa, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, Thailand, United States of America, Zambia.

Languages: Conversational French, Basic Italian


Credits

Untouchable

Production company: Lightbox (LT2 Films); On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Theatrical.

Feature Doc charting the rise and fall of Harvey Weinstein. Doc premiered at Sundance 2019.


Unreported World - Series 32, 33, 34, 35

Production company: Quicksilver Media; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Current Affairs; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

High profile Channel 4 foreign affairs series. 8 films per episode. Small teams, very fast moving schedule, all foreign shoots often to hostile environments. Safety and security of primary concern.


BBC Digital

Production company: BBC; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Multi Media Productions; Broadcaster: BBC.

A 3 month stint in the digital team making content for BBC Three and BBC Play. Everything from VR to video games, interactive docs (Life & Death Row) to ebooks.


Head of Production

Production company: Rare Day; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Documentary, Drama.

Overseeing production at this relatively new company which is growing fast. Covering drama to obs docs, feature docs to current affairs.


INTO THE MIND

Production company: BBC - Science Unit; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC FOUR.

3 x 60mins The series explores the history or experimentation on the brain and how it works. Re-creating archaic experiments, studio set ups and some interviews and archive.


AMERICAN DREAM

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

3 x 60 mins post war domestic American history. Through personal testimony and primarily home video, social and cultural themes of post war America are explored.


TRUST POLITICS

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

1 x 60 min presenter led doc examining the public’s deteriorating trust in both politics and politicians, and looking for ways to re-engage them in the democratic process.


MUSEUM OF ISLAMIC ART

Production company: Oxford Film and TV; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Drama; Broadcaster: Al Kass.

3 x 20 mins films. High end drama shot in Qatar, Spain and India depicting the backstories of some of the most precious Islamic Artefacts in Doha’s Museum of Islamic Art. Shot on RED.


MASTERPIECE WGBH

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

Studio shoot for American broadcaster WGBH with David Tennant.


STEPHEN TOMPKINSON`S AFRICAN BALLOON ADVENTURE

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

3 x 1hrs. A 6 week trans-African hot air balloon expedition. Complete organisation of logistics (vehicle journey and hot air balloon flying) and stories across 5 Southern African countries.


PAUL MERTON IN INDIA

Production company: Tiger Aspect; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel Five/ BBC WW.

5 x 1hrs Paul Merton explores the quirkier side of India. HD


GOD`S SOLDIER

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

1 x 90 min HD feature doc looking at the life of an Army Chaplain in the US army in Northern Iraq.


NAZI POP TWINS

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

Ob doc following a year in the lives of Americas most well known teenage Nazi pop stars.


ZERO HOUR III:OPERATION CERTAIN DEATH

Production company: 3BM TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: Discovery Europe/ History Channel.

1 hr drama-doc of the hour leading up to an SAS rescue in Sierra Leone. Drama shot in South Africa.


ZERO HOUR III: THE NORTH HOLLYWOOD SHOOTOUT

Production company: 3BM TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: Discovery Europe/ History Channel.

1 hr drama-doc of a foiled bank robbery that led to one of LAs biggest shootouts. Drama shot in Canada.


TSUNAMI - WHERE WAS GOD?

Production company: 3BM TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 4/ C4I.

1 x 2 hour Christmas Day special examining the reconciliation of faith with the destruction and death caused by natural disasters. Extensive foreign filming shot on Z1.


JOHN BUCHAN

Production company: 3BM TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC 4.

1 x 1 hour documentary profiling the author John Buchan.


BIRD FLU - ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Production company: 3BM TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Five.

A 3-week turnaround documentary offering a scientific and non-sensationalist look at the bird flu situation in the UK.


EVENTS THAT CHANGED OUR WORLD

Production company: 3bm TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Five.

1 X 90 documentary, presenter-led, examining the ten most influential moments in modern global history.


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