Tina Darcy Production Manager
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Tina Darcy
Mobile telephone: 07958 444380

About me: I have worked on a wide range of programming, both series and one-offs, for UK and overseas broadcasters, working within tight budgets and schedules. I have worked on a number of Canadian co-productions, and series with a number of broadcasters overseeing the different versions and deliverables for each broadcaster. I have also worked as a Production Executive, and am experienced in budgeting, scheduling and negotiating with broadcasters. Fully trained on PMI.

24 years experience.

Genre: Documentary, Drama Documentary, Factual Entertainment, Magazine Programmes, Natural History

Additional skills: 16mm or 35mm, 4K, Archive, File Based Formats, Negotiating a contract with a broacaster, Underwater Filming

Overseas experience in: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Mongolia, Oman, Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United States of America.

Willing to be based in: London / South East


Credits

Ultimate Tutankhamen

Production company: Blink Films; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: National Geographic, PBS/WNET, Channel 4, Shaw Media.

1 x 90’ for National Geographic, 2 x 60’ for PBS/WNET, 1 x 60’ Channel 4 Documentary bringing the latest evidence from archaeologists, chemists, geologist and Egyptologists to build the ultimate picture of Tutankhamen. This special was a Canadian co-production and was also broadcast on Shaw Media in Canada.


Meet the Sloths

Production company: Blink Films; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: Discovery Networks, France 5, Animal Planet Canada.

8 x 30’ series commissioned after the success of the one-off documentary on the Sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica. This series was a Canadian co-production


Meet The Orangutans

Production company: Blink Films; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: Animal Planet.

8 x 30’ observational series on life at the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre in Malaysia. The series followed the life’s work of Sue Sheward who raises money to fund the orangutan rehabilitation centre and features the rangers, vets, volunteers and orangutans living there.


Super Skyscrapers

Production company: Blink Films; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: PBS, Channel Five, Discovery.

4 x 60’ series following the build of four super skyscrapers each with its own unique selling point. 1 World Trade Centre, New York, One 57, New York, The Shanghai Tower, Shanghai and the Leadenhall Building in London


Building The World Cup

Production company: Blink Films; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Discovery.

3 x 60’ documentary series on how Brazil prepared 3 of its football stadia for the 2014 World Cup, featuring the Maracana, Arena Amazonias and Arena Corinthians.


MEET THE SLOTHS

Production company: Blink Films; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Discovery UK, Discovery US and France Televisions.

1 x 60’ special on a sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica. Star of the show was Buttercup the oldest living sloth in captivity, with a supporting cast of sloths living at the sanctuary.


HOLIDAY HEAVEN ON EARTH

Production company: Blink Films; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 5.

A 10 x 30’ holiday series presented by Emma Wilson and Darren Kennedy, plus guest presenters on holiday locations around the world.


MUMMIFYING ALAN: EGYPT'S LAST SECRET

Production company: Blink Films; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 4, Discovery US, Discovery Canada.

1 x 90’BAFTA award winning documentary telling the story of Alan Billis who, when terminally ill, decided to donate his body to science so scientists could finally discover the secret of the art of Egptian mummifying.


GREAT BRITISH MENU

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

40 x 30’ and 5 x 60’ series, featuring 24 of Britain’s finest chefs competing against each to cook a course at the banquet finale. This year’s banquet was a street party in London’s Leadenhall Market.


THE SILVER PHARAOH MYSTERY

Production company: BLINK FILMS; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: WNET, National Geographic and Five.

1 x 60’ documentary wtih drama reconstructions on Pharaoh Psusennes I, whose sarcophagus was made from solid silver.


THE MYSTERY OF THE HOPE DIAMOND

Production company: BLINK FILMS; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Smithsonian Network,, National Geographic Channel 4.

1 x 60 drama documentary on the allegedly cursed Hope Diamond, its history and scientific investigation of its mysterious red glow.


THE LION CUB FROM HARRODS

Production company: BLINK FILMS; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: FIVE/ANIMAL PLANET.

1 X 60 telling the story of John Rendall & Ace Bourke and their lion cub, Christian.


ANCIENTS BEHAVING BADLY

Production company: BLINK FILMS; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: AETN.

8 x 60’ historical documentary series on badly behaving tyrants including Caligula, Atilla the Hun and Cleopatra. Filming overseas with 4 teams.


BLACKADDER RIDES AGAIN

Production company: Tiger Aspect Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC1.

1 x 60 Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Blackadder, including interviews with Rowan Atkinson, John Lloyd, Richard Curtis and the rest of the Blackadder cast


DRAMA TRAILS

Production company: Tiger Aspect Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, LE; Broadcaster: ITV 3.

10 x 60` series illustrating the 6 degrees of separation between iconic ITV dramas, featuring interviews with key actors, writers and producers.


THE WORST JOURNEY IN THE WORLD

Production company: TIGER ASPECT PRODUCTIONS; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Drama; Broadcaster: BBC4.

Tiger Aspect Productions Docu-drama written by and starring Mark Gatiss following the story of Edwardian polar explorers on their journey into the Antarctic to find the Emperor Penguin colony.


GREAT GARDEN DETECTIVES

Production company: Tiger Aspect Productions; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: ITV3.

8 X 60` series for ITV3, presented by Chris Beardshaw on the secrets of gardens of stately homes and estates used as locations in television and film dramas.


PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE

Tiger Aspect Productions Overseeing a wide range of productions including Men in White, The Retreat, Chaos at the Chateau. Preparation of budgets and schedules and negotiation with broadcasters.


BETJEMAN AND ME GRIFF RHYS JONES

Production company: TIGER ASPECT PRODUCTIONS; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC2.

1 x 60 minute documentary to celebrate John Betjemans centenary.


HOUSE AUCTION

Production company: TIGER ASPECT PRODUCTIONS; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: CHANNEL 4.

40 x 30 series on the ups and downs of buying, selling and renovating properties bought at auction.


THE REAL BAD GIRLS

Production company: BROOK LAPPING PRODUCTIONS; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: ITV 1.

6 x 30 observational documentary series on life inside HMP & YOI Bullwood Hall in Essex.


TO KILL & KILL AGAIN

Production company: BROOK LAPPING PRODUCTIONS; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: ITV1.

1 X 90 special documentary on Harold Shipman, the UKs most prolific serial killer. Shooting on Digi beta, Super 8, Standard 16 and Super 16


SPY SECRETS

Production company: BROOK LAPPING PRODUCTIONS; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: FIVE.

3 x 60 documentary series on how espionage has changed over the years.


TO KILL AND KILL AGAIN

Production company: BROOK LAPPING PRODUCTIONS; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: ITV 1.

4x60 Minute documentaries on the history of British serial killers.


NATIONAL DISASTERS

Production company: BROOK LAPPING PRODUCTIONS; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: ITV 1.

1 X 60 Minute and 5 x 30 minute documentaries on British disasters, including Aberfan, Kings Cross Fire and Herald of Free Enterprise.


BLAIRS WAY

Production company: BROOK LAPPING PRODUCTIONS; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: CHANNEL 4.

A 60 minute documentary reviewing Tony Blairs second year in government.


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