Vicky Ranson Head of Production / Production Executive
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Vicky Ranson

About me: Experienced Head Of Production / Production Executive / Line Producer specialising in factual programming.

21 years experience.

Genre: Corporate, Current Affairs, Documentary, Drama Documentary, Factual Entertainment, Multi camera Studio, Observational Documentary, Outside Broadcasts, Reality

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

Other skills: Creation and management of all the internal systems, Production Management, TV, Corporate, Podcasts, Radio
Contract negotiations with the commissioning channels, corporate clients, co-production partners, talent,
distribution partners & suppliers. / finance management incl. production budgets, cost reporting, invoices and company cash flow. Production and company insurance, compliance, health & safety, duty of care, HR, production office & edit suite set up and management.

Overseas experience in: All over Europe, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Nigeria, Peru, Russian Federation, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United States of America.

At the moment I'm working at: Available

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Credits

Inside the Ambulance S9 & S10

Production company: Brown Bob ; On-screen credit: Production Executive ; Programme type: Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: UKTV (for W).

(UKTV for W) 2 series of 10 x 45 min, fixed rig documentary series following the West Midlands Ambulance service. These were compliance heavy series, with an intensive post-production schedule.


The Rebel Chef

Production company: Thoroughly Modern Media; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: C4.

1 x 60min Observational Documentary following Gary Usher a radical chef as he opens a new restaurant on a rundown high street in Prescott.


Mission to the Sun

Production company: Thoroughly Modern Media; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: National Geographic.

1 x 60min Ė CGI and Archive Doc filmed with NASA


Horizon: A Week Without Lying, The Honesty Experiment

Production company: Thoroughly Modern Media; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC2.

1 x 60min Prime Time contributor led Science Doc exploring the role of lying in our lives


Britainís Greatest Inventions

Production company: Thoroughly Modern Media; On-screen credit: Production Executive ; Programme type: Outside Broadcasts; Broadcaster: BBC2.

1 x 90min Presenter Led, VTís and Live OB with Audience filmed on location at the Science Museum hangers in Slough. The nation votes live for an invention out of a select list: mobile phone, Penicillin, Television, Concrete, Steam Engine, Aviation and Refrigeration each backed by a celebrity advocate ĖAdvocates: GILES COREN, LEN GOODMAN, DAVID HAREWOOD, NICK KNOWLES, TREVOR MCDONALD, ANGELA RIPPON, ANGELA SCANLON Presented by Hannah Fry and Ant Anstead


Inside Hestonís World

Production company: Thoroughly Modern Media; On-screen credit: Production Executive; Programme type: Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: SBS Australia.

4 x 60min Following the development Heston Blumenthalís Fat Duck Restaurant in Melbourne and the movement of his entire FD team and the development of new recipes ready for the opening.


Hestonís Dinner In Space

Production company: Thoroughly Modern Media; On-screen credit: Production Executive; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: C4.

1 x 90min Ė Features Doc, Heston Blumenthal created food for British astronaut Tim Peake during his ground breaking six months in space. Collaboration with ESA Ėfilmed in USA & Gemany


Podcast

Production company: Thoroughly Modern Media; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Factual Entertainment.

Hestonís Pod & Chipís : 10 x 60min podcasts recorded with Heston Blumenthal.


Paid develop

Production company: Thoroughly Modern Media; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Factual Entertainment.

If Kidís Ruled the World: (CBBC) online short 4 x 1 min / Ride Along Grannies (C4 daytime pilot) 1 x 60min / contributor led Paid Developments for C4, Nat Geo, Amazon, and BBC1 & BBC2.


Corporate

Production company: Thoroughly Modern Media; On-screen credit: Production Executive; Programme type: Corporate; Broadcaster: See description.

The Soyuz capsule tour: (Science Museum) online film / Cravings Exhibition film (Science Museum): 2 mins archive & IVís / The Fat Duck : (Snail Porridge Group) recruitment videos for FD 5 x shorts - Studio shot / Gourmet Escape: (Gourmet Escape festival) 1 x 30 mins & 5 x 2 min shorts Location/Archive / Space Short: (European Space Agency) 2.5 min, animation and studio show


TIME SCANNERS

Production company: Atlantic Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: National Geographic & PBS.

6 x 60min - Time Scanners take the latest laser scanning technology and uses it on the iconic engineering creations of Jerusalem, Petra, Machu Picchu, The Colosseum, St Paul's Cathedral & The Egyptian Pyramids to discover the hidden keys to their epic construction.


HMP: AYLESBURY

Production company: Wild Pictures; On-screen credit: Production Manger; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: ITV1.

2 x 60 min documentary series about life of Inmates and Prison Officers of Aylesbury Prison.


FRAUD SQUAD 3

Production company: Wild Pictures; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: ITV1.

3 x 60 min Following the work of London Fraud Squad as they investigate multi million pound scams.


EXPOSURE: THE CHILD TRAFFICKERS

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

1 x 60 min A Drama Documentary on the subject of child trafficking. Incl.drama reconstructions (in the studio and on location)& a shoot in Nigeria.


DINNER DATE (SERIES 3)

Production company: Hat Trick Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE, Reality; Broadcaster: ITV1.

40 x 1hr Episodes


DINNER DATE (SERIES 2)

Production company: Hat Trick Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE, Reality; Broadcaster: ITV1.

High Volume Series(30 x eps)where people hope to find true love through their love of good food. A person gets the chance to find romance as they enjoy a three course meal, cooked for them by three blind dates. Filmed in UK using XF305 tapeless format and delivered HD.


24HR PARTY PARAMEDICS

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

General management of two observational documentaries from production into post-production; including, studio interviews & archive clearance.


READY STEADY DRINK

Production company: Special Edition Films; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC3.

New legislation has been introduced to tackle the problems excessive drinking. The actress Emily Atack investigates what this legislation actually means, how it works and whether it has been effective. Filmed in UK.


THE SECRET TOURIST

Production company: Outline Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: BBC1.

4 x 1hr - Prime time travel consumer series. Covert Filming, Doorstepping, international locations


ECONOMY GASTRONOMY

Production company: Outline Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: BBC2.

6 x 60 min - Topical Factual Food Programme. Shot in UK, Studio and Location filming.


WEIRD CONNECTIONS

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

26 part series. connecting strange experiments that are being performed in the name of Science today and how they lead to new technologies and discoveries that will transform our lives. Predominiantly shot in USA & around Europe. HD XDCAM


LIVING WITH...JADE

Production company: Outline Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Reality; Broadcaster: Living.

An Observational Documentary, chronicling Jade Goody the Celebrity, the Mother, the Business woman and ultimately the cancer patient.


MY SHOCKING STORY

Production company: Fox Television Studios (AKA Summer Films); On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Discovery.

A non-format series of Medical Science documentaries. 6 documentaries in all, filmed world wide


THE COCKTAIL KINGS

Production company: North One; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: Discovery Travel & Living.

13 x 30min Londons top mixologists tour the Europe and the USA, in search of the best bars and inspiration for the perfect cocktail.


CELEBRITIES EXPOSED

Production company: Scream Films (AKA Summer Films); On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: ITV2.

2 x 60 min. Archive Driven, factual entertainment series revealing the truth behind celebrity scandals and gossip.


DON`T JUST DREAM IT

Production company: Prospect Pictures; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: ITV 1.

10 x 60 min. Ambitious daytime, entertainment series. Making long held dreams come true for 10 lucky nominees. Episode examples: Weather Girl, Comedian, West End Show, Rock Chick, Vegas SingerÖ


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