Nicola Wicks Production Manager
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Nicola Wicks
Mobile telephone: 07958 184 286
Email: nicolawicks@hotmail.com
Other: nicolawicks@hotmail.com

About me: A highly experienced, accomplished and respected Production Manager and Line Producer on quality documentary series and one offs, and prime time factual entertainment, for a raft of independent production companies for UK and international broadcasters. Credits included UK and internationally based projects including: Transplant (BBC 1),“ Expedition Mungo (Animal Planet), “A House Through Time’ (BBC2), and Raw Recruits; Squaddies at 16 (FIVE). Experienced on and passionate about multi and cross platform projects such as, “The Wildest Dream” a 90min a drama documentary filmed on Everest, with the first fully interactive website with live updates.

18 years experience.

Genre: Childrens, Comedy, Current Affairs, Documentary, Drama, Drama Documentary, Dramality, Factual Entertainment, Natural History, Observational Documentary

Additional skills: 16mm or 35mm, 4K, Archive, CGI Video FX, EP Budgeting, EP Scheduling, Extreme Filming Geographical, Extreme Filming Political, File Based Formats, First Aid, Health And Safety, Negotiating a contract with a broacaster, Underwater Filming

Other skills: •All the skills of a top Production Manager/Line Producer across research, budgeting, managing teams, scheduling, bookings, rights, legal, contractual negotiations, compliance with much experience and network of contacts.
• Enjoys working with teams big and small.
•Deliver to specification, deadline and budget through all stages from R and D, Pre-production, Shoot, Post and Delivery, and Distribution and Exhibition if required.
•Experienced in dealing with UK and international companies and broadcasters on budgets, rights, negotiations etc...

. Aware of and has experience of multi-platform delivery.
•Experienced with UK, worldwide and remote location shoots.
•Experienced with actors (adult & children), drama reconstructions, presenter or celebrity led productions, observational or constructed documentaries and factual entertainment.

•Experience on observational and constructed documentaries on human interest, anthropology, history both ancient and modern, science, education etc...
•Experience with worldwide filming, complex shoots, SFX (i.e. diving, explosives, live weaponry, action vehicles etc)
•Personable with excellent people and communication skills.

Overseas experience in: Argentina, Bahamas, Belgium, Borneo, China, Egypt, France, Gaza, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Liberia, Malta, Mexico, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Palestinian Territories, Peru, Russian Federation, Spain, United Kingdom, United States of America, Yemen.

Willing to be based in: London / South East, Cambridgeshire

Languages: Native Language English

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Credits

RAW RECRUITS; SQUADDIES AT 16

Production company: Burning Bright Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: FIVE.

2nd series of this 6x part observational documentary series on junior soldiers in training. Have these raw recruits got what it takes to join Britain’s armed forces? ... The recruits are pushed to their limits in army training.


100 VAGINAS

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

A one off arts documentary about what it means to be a woman covering themes such as nudity, sex, birth, rape and FGM.


A HOUSE THROUGH TIME

Production company: Twenty Twenty Television; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: BBC2.

4x 1 hr series - Presenter David Olusoga tells the story of those who lived in one house, from the time it was built until now. Nominee for Grierson Award 2018


EXPEDITION MUNGO

Production company: Blast! Films; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: Animal Planet.

6 x 1hr series - Paul Mungean known as one of the top adventure cameramen, follows his journey to find and film, on camera, creatures that many believe are nothing more than myths and legends. Every culture has its mysteries, and Mungo is ready to explore them all. Filmed in Peru, Argentina, Borneo, India, Liberia and Namibia.


SUPER COMMUTERS: HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO?

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

1x30min TX Pilot


HAS POLITICAL CORRECTNESS GONE MAD?

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

1x 90 min feature length documentary explores the issues surrounding offensive material.


AIRBNB: DREAM OR NIGHTMARE?

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

1 x 1hr documentary for Channel 4. Last year 30 million guests booked through the Airbnb website which was based on trust and sharing. This documentary investigates both the appeal and risks of online room booking.


HOMESTEAD - NO WAY BACK

Production company: Raw TV; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary, Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: Discovery.

Series following an Alaskan family who reach out to help failing Homesteaders master the skills of living off grid.


GIRLS CAN CODE

Production company: Nutshell TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Factual Entertainment, Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC 3.

Girls Can Code take five girls with a hidden talent for digital technology (although they don’t know it yet), take them away from their day to day workspaces and present them with series of cutting-edge digital challenges to broaden their digital skillset.


MY MANIA AND ME

Production company: CB Films; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

2 x 1hr ob doc on Obsessive Impulsive Disorders


I’M SPAZTICUS - Series 1 & 2

Production company: Zeitgeist Television; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Comedy; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

5x 30 min hidden cam comedy series featuring disabled artists playing pranks on the public.


TRANSPLANT

Production company: Lion Television; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC1.

1 x1 hr ob doc on multiple organ donation for BBC1


ROYAL UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS

Production company: Lion Television; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC2.

20 x 30 min series on Queen Victoria’s visits to historic houses. Presented by Tim Wonnacott and Rosemary Shrager. TX: March 2011


FIRST LIGHT

Production company: Lion Television; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: BBC2.

1 x 75 min docu-drama on the Battle of Britain for the BBC. TX: Sept 2010 CAST includes: Gary Lewis, Paul Kynman, Sam Heughan.


ROSS KEMP MIDDLE EAST

Production company: Tiger Aspect Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, News; Broadcaster: Sky One.

2 part series where ROSS KEMP travels to Israel and Gaza to explore the conflict.


MEGA CITIES

Production company: Ricochet; On-screen credit: N/A; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC2 (Spring/Summer 2010).

4 x 1hrs series(HD) Budget development work prior to commission


TIMEWATCH: QUEEN ELIZABETH`S LOST GUNS

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

Underwater expedition to raise the cannons from the last Elizabethan Ship.


SAVILE ROW

Production company: Bellwether Media; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC.

3 part documentary series about the London street famous for its bespoke tailoring establishments.


SOLVED: RIDDLE OF THE ROMANOVS

Production company: Bellwether Media; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: National Geographic Channel & FIVE.

1 x 50 min doc the scientific investigation into the execution of Nicholas Tsar & his family.


THE WILDEST DREAM

Production company: Altitude Films/Atlantic Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Feature Film; Broadcaster: IMAX.

1 x 90 min theatrical documentary. IMAX Release date: Oct 2010 Included a 50 min Behind the scenes documentary and first fully interative multimedia project with live updates from Everest.


MARK WILLIAMS BIG BANGS

Production company: Granite Productions; Broadcaster: Sky One.

4 x 1 hrs factual entertainment series about the history of explosives. Filmed and produced in HD format.


UNSOLVED CRIMES USA

Production company: Granite Productions; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Sky One.

4 x 1 hrs factual series about unusual and shocking crimes in the US.


THE LAST DAYS OF THE NAZIS

Production company: Granite Productions; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: Sky One.

2 x 1 hrs historical documentaries about the final days of the top players in the Nazi regime. Reconstructions filmed in Germany and the UK.


JANE GOLDMAN INVESTIGATES

Production company: Flame TV; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Living TV.

11 x 1hrs paranormal series presented by Jane Goldman. Each programme sees Jane Goldman explore a different paranormal activity such as - Ghosthunting, Tarot Card Reading, Witchcraft and Palmistry


VINLAND: VIKING MAP OR MILLION DOLLAR HOAX?

Production company: Granite Productions; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: Channel 4 & WGBH.

1 x 1 hr documentary about the Vinland Map which seems to show part of America, despite allegedly having been drawn at least 500 years before Columbus reached America.


THE QUEEN`S LOST UNCLE

Production company: Flame TV; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

1 x 1 hr A profile of Prince George, Duke of Kent - uncle to our present Queen, he was a bisexual hedonist who lived fast and died young.


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