Stephanie Mavropoulos Production Manager
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Stephanie Mavropoulos

About me: I am a highly motivated and driven Production Manager with an aim to progress forward into Line Producer. I have worked across various programme genres including specialist factual and entertainment. I have worked on a number of fast turnaround productions and am also very experienced in juggling several productions at the same time. I feel i have gained managerial techniques of a high standard and I am keen to continue to develop these skills further.

(I am fluent in Greek as well)

11 years experience.

Genre: Drama Documentary, Factual Entertainment

Additional skills: First Aid, Negotiating a contract with a broacaster

Other skills: Highly experienced on fast turnaround projects and cgi series.

Willing to be based in: London / South East

Languages: English


Credits

TITANIC AND ME

Production company: 360 Production; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC.

The sinking of the Titanic is the most famous disaster in maritime history. It touched the lives of people from Belfast to Glasgow, from Liverpool to Southampton – not to mention those from even further afield, from the United States via France, to Germany and Russia – there were few places on earth that were not touched when the great unsinkable ship, sunk. For the first time, Len Goodman will bring all of these stories together to create a true popular history of the Titanic. I am responsible for all production and managerial duties (across 4 episodes), particularly managing the budget from negotiation through to final cost report ( including variance analysis, cash-flow and milestone payments/deliveries), locations, health and safety and insurance issues. I look after hiring the production staff, scheduling and oversee the co-ordinator in ensuring all contracts and release forms collate in order to meet our contractual obligations and make sure all music and archive is cleared. I am also the first point of contact between the British Broadcasting Corporation and the presenter.


SECRET DIARY OF THE HOLOCAUST

Production company: Darlow Smithson Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC 1.

Documentary telling the extraordinary tale of a 14 year old Polish girl, Rutka Laskier, who was murdered at Auschwitz in 1943. This programme had a tight budget where I had PM’s and had to assist co-ordinator with all overseas shoots from the office. I had to source local camera, sound and organise location permits and special requests for the contributors. I looked after the budget, insurance, scheduling, health and safety and post production and final delivery.


KILLER IN A SMALL TOWN ’THE SUFFOLK MURDERS’

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

The story of how the lives of five ordinary women from an ordinary English town descended into drugs and prostitution and how they became the victims of one of Britain’s most prolific serial killers of modern times. Duties included maintaining a respectful relationship with all the contributors, looked after an extremely tight budget and schedule, Dealt with complex location requests, was first point of call with Channel 4 commissioner. I looked after all post production and final delivery for this programme.


TORNADO RAMPAGE 2011

Production company: Darlow Smithson Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Discovery US.

Tornado Rampage 2011 finds the people who were pulled into the raging tornadoes and tells their stories first-hand, with remarkable and terrifying video footage they shot in the heat of the storm. For the first time the film includes amateur footage shot inside the tornado’s vortex as it crushed the town of Fultondale Alabama, and exclusive astonishing footage from those in the southern states who had their camcorders to hand as they ran for their lives, as houses were ripped from their foundations and thrown across town. This was a fast turnaround production which was fully delivered within two and a half weeks. I was responsible for hiring staff, crew in the US and prepared the production schedule and delivery to meet the needs of the company and the Discovery Channel under tight time constraints. I managed the budget from pre to post production and final delivery. I was also in charge in making sure that all music and archive was cleared before transmission and supported staff under a highly pressurised environment.


MEGAQUAKE : HOUR THAT SHOOK JAPAN

Production company: Darlow Smithson Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Discovery US and Intl.

In living first-hand testimony and unseen footage from the people who lived through the most catastrophic of natural disasters, this film pieces together the events and human stories of March 11 2011 - as Japan was brought to its knees by the third most powerful earthquake of all time, and the devastating Tsunami which followed it.


PRODUCTION MANAGER

Production company: Darlow Smithson Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Discovery US and Intl.

Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking EP 1 - Aliens EP 2 - Time Travel EP 3 - Universe


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