Josh Pitt Head of Production/ Production Exec.
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About me: I have almost 20 years experience across a variety of genres & formats taking a project from development through to delivery. As well as shoot and post production knowledge Im fully experienced in negotiating production contracts, and I have excellent legal and insurance knowledge across all levels of production. I aims for the very higest production values possible and strive to create a succesful, safe & happy team during production.

19 years experience.

Genre: Animation, Commercials, Documentary, Drama, Factual Entertainment, Feature Films, Natural History, Observational Documentary, Online Content

Additional skills: 16mm or 35mm, Archive, EP Budgeting, EP Scheduling, First Aid, Negotiating a contract with a broacaster

Overseas experience in: Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Korea (south), Namibia, Russian Federation, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Zimbabwe.

At the moment I'm working at: Double Act

Willing to be based in: Bristol / South West, London / South East

Languages: Conversational Spanish


Credits

Double Act Tv

Production company: Double Act ; On-screen credit: Head of Production ; Programme type: Factual Entertainment, Light Entertainment, Natural History.

Double Act is a small company with ambitious plans to grow. Since coming on I have made significant cost savings across existing productions to maximize profits. I have improved the company infrastructure identifying ways to run the company more efficiently, from looking at staffing, to our editing equipment as well as reviewing and improving the systems and processesofthecompany. Ourdevelopmentslatehasincreasedsignificantly,andwehaveapromisingslateofpaid developments and pilots in production with Discovery, Animal Planet, Facebook, HGTV, Nat Geo, Storyville & BBC 3 all currently underway.


Renegade Pictures

Production company: Renegade ; On-screen credit: Head of Production ; Programme type: Current Affairs, Documentary, Drama Documentary, Factual Entertainment, Light Entertainment, Natural History, Outside Broadcasts.

At Renegade pictures I managed their busy slate of productions consisting of over 15 titles amounting to more than 80 hours of programming, as well as several very ambitious developments. During my time at Renegade I helped them win several commissions and advised them on ways to improve their infrastructure whilst they were adapting to being a Warner Bros. owned company.


Red Bull TV Head of Production

Production company: Red Bull; On-screen credit: Head of Production ; Programme type: Documentary, Multi camera Studio, Observational Documentary, Outside Broadcasts, Sport.

At Red Bull I was responsible for managing all UK productions. This consisted of live broadcast of sport & music festivals, branded entertainment in both long and short form and documentaries. Also part of my role was to build the infrastructure for the newly launched channel. I supported the editorial teams in both commissioning and producing in house, as well as working with a large variety of UK production companies. At Red Bull I saw how one of the worlds largest marketing company approaches productions across both traditional media, digital and social channels.


Director of Production

Production company: Discovery Networks International; On-screen credit: Director of Production Discovery Networks International ; Programme type: Documentary, Factual Entertainment, Natural History, Observational Documentary, Reality; Broadcaster: Discovery Networks international .

At DNI I was responsible for commissioning, & managing a broad range of productions from development through to broadcast. Working with the editorial team I agreed program budgets, ensuring creative was achievable and managed a team that oversaw delivery of all productions. I worked on single docs to 20 part series, on a slate worth $45million. Working with producers across a wide spectrum of content enhanced my knowledge of the many ways productions are budgeted, financed and contracted worldwide. Working for a global network was invaluable to see how a large broadcaster thinks & operates.


Earth a New Wild

Production company: Passion Pictures; On-screen credit: Series Line Producer; Programme type: Natural History; Broadcaster: Nat Geo.

Ambitious 5 part series for Nat Geo, filming across the globe in over 20 countries, and on every continent The production explored humankinds relationship with the natural world and was shot over more than 2 years.


HOW WE INVENTED THE WORLD

Production company: Nutopia; On-screen credit: Series Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Discovery.

5 Part landmark drama documentary series about the modern inventions that shape our world.


COPS & COYOTES

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

6 Part series about the drug situation on the american & mexico border, the series followed police for several weeks during operations with Mexican drug cartels.


PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

Production company: Vanity; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Feature Film; Broadcaster: Cinema.

Feature film starring Russell Brand exploring the comics exploration of happiness in the modern world. To be released 2013


WEREWOLVES: THE DARK SURVIVORS

Production company: Wide Eyed Entertainment; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Drama; Broadcaster: ITV & Discovery.

Horror film shot in a documentary style that explores both the history and science of Werewolves and suggests to the viewer that the myth might be grounded in reality.


Turn It Loose

Production company: Partizan; On-screen credit: Producer; Programme type: Documentary, Feature Film; Broadcaster: Cinema Release.

Feature length observational documentary about breakdancing shot in 10 different countries th film follow six breakdancers as they prepare for the world championships in South africa


ALIVE - ESCAPE FROM GRAND CANYON

Production company: Darlow Smithson; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

Docu drama about a group of hikers trapped in the grand canyon during a heatwave.


E=MC2

Production company: Darlow Smithson; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

Perid docu drama which examines the way in which Einstein came up with his famous theory.


LAST FLIGHT TO KUWAIT

Production company: Blakeway; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: BBC.

Film about a group of international travellers kidnapped during the gulf war & used as human shields by Saddam Hussein.


THE JAILER OF NUREMBERG

Production company: 3BM; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: Channel Four.

Drama detailing the cat & mouse relationship that was formed between Goring & his jailer Col. andrun during the trials at Nuremberg.


AGAIN & AGAIN

Production company: Partizan; On-screen credit: Producer; Programme type: Music; Broadcaster: Multiple broadcasters.

Long form Music video for Roots Manuva. voted best music video of the year by the Telegraph Newspaper 2008


INTELLIGENT DESIGN

Production company: Big Table Films; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Drama; Broadcaster: PBS.

A film about the Intelligent Design court case that rocked america over whether religion should be taught in schools.


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