Maureen Macphee Head of Production
14 June 2021
Maureen Macphee
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Email: maureenmacphee@hotmail.com

About me: Highly experienced Head of Production/Production Executive with broadcast television experience with the BBC and in the independent sector. My credits include new formats in primetime, big entertainment, drama, factual, specialist factual, daytime and children’s shows. Very skilled in managing and facilitating tight budgets, have excellent negotiation skills and have a strong background in producing budgets and production schedules for all the UK broadcasters as well as Discovery and Red Bull. Strong leadership in team management, staff recruitment and training. Sound legal, compliance knowledge and experience of dealing with broadcasters and international distributors. Extensive experience of overseas filming including most recently the Brazilian Amazon and Mozambique. Lived and worked in US for a short time.

Overseas experience in: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Korea (south), Mexico, Mozambique, New Zealand, Panama, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United States of America.

Willing to be based in: London / South East


Credits

Continuing Drama Series

Production company: BBC Studios; On-screen credit: Production Executive; Programme type: Drama; Broadcaster: BBC.

Oversaw continuing drama for BBC Drama - including Eastenders, Casualty, Holby City and Pobol.


Various

Production company: Elephant House Studios (Channel5 In-House); On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Childrens, Comedy, Current Affairs, Documentary, Drama, Drama Documentary, Factual Entertainment, Light Entertainment, Multi camera Studio, Observatio; Broadcaster: Channel5/All Viacom Channels.

HOP across multiple series for Channel5/MTV/Comedy Central/Paramount. Covered all genres of varying budgets - small to large scale.


Ellie Simmonds - Dreaming of Dolphins

Production company: IWC Media; On-screen credit: Production Executive; Programme type: Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: ITV1.

1 x 60 mins for ITV1 Ellie Simmonds travels to South Africa and Mozambique to swim with dolphins and to capture the local colour.


Richard Hammond's Jungle Quest

Production company: IWC Media; On-screen credit: Production Executive; Programme type: Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: Sky.

2 x 60 mins for Sky1. Richard Hammond fulfils a childhood ambition by going to the Brazilian Amazon to become a wildlife photographer. Complex shoot with Brazilian fixers on the ground and specialist crew to capture the wildlife.


National Book Awards 2015

Production company: Cactus TV; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: N/A.

Corporate Specsavers Awards Ceremony from the Locarno Suite, Foreign Office and from No 11 Downing Street. The great and the good from the literary world competed for the renowned National Book Awards.


The Munch Box

Production company: Cactus Tv; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Childrens, Multi camera Studio; Broadcaster: ITV.

13 part studio based cooking series for children.


Crime Thriller Club/Crime Thriller Awards 2014

Production company: Cactus TV; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Documentary, Factual Entertainment, Multi camera Studio, Outside Broadcasts; Broadcaster: ITV.

A 6 part series of ITV3 hosted by Bradley Walsh. Studio based with VT inserts of behind the scenes of television dramas, living legends and author profiles from this year’s elite short list. The awards show is an OB at the Grosvenor Hotel with the elite from television and publishing in attendance.


A Taste of Britain

Production company: Cactus TV; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: BBC.

20 part series shot on location around the country. Presented by Janet Street Porter and Brian Turner, each episode will show-case the local produce and local chef talent as well as discovering the architecture and history of each location.


Weekend

Production company: Cactus TV; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Light Entertainment, Multi camera Studio; Broadcaster: ITV.

42 part series of weekly pre-recorded chat shows presented by Aled Jones. Transmitted on Saturdays and Sundays. Guest celebrities and online reviewers.


Spring Kitchen

Production company: Cactus TV; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Factual Entertainment, Multi camera Studio; Broadcaster: BBC.

13 part cooking/entertainment series. Live and as-live studio shows presented by Tom Kerridge.


Saturday Kitchen

Production company: Cactus TV; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: BBC.

Weekly live Saturday morning show hosted by James Martin.


Christmas Kitchen

Production company: Cactus TV; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: BBC.

15 episodes of this new daytime strand in the run up to Christmas. Live and pre-recorded shows hosted by James Martin on the Saturday Kitchen set.


Waterloo Road

Production company: Shed; On-screen credit: Line producer; Programme type: Drama; Broadcaster: BBC.

Drama set in Scotland. I was responsible for 10 episodes of this prime time drama.


THE ROUX SCHOLARSHIP 2013& THE ROUX MASTERCLASSES / CRIME THRILLER SERIES / THE BUNCHBOX

Production company: Cactus TV; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: UKTV/BBC/ITV.

Head of Production for Cactus TV. Oversaw the Production Management of the 2 Roux Family series and the pre production of The Crime Thriller Series and The Munch Box. The Roux Scholarship competition was commissioned by Watch as 10 x 60 mins and the Rouxs' Finest was commissioned by Good Food as 7 x 30 mins. Responsible for the Production Management of Cactus involving budgeting/ negotiating with channels, HR, staffing, distribution negotiations.


GORDON RAMSAY'S CHRISTMAS COOKALONG

Production company: Optomen; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: Channel4.

Line Producer on this 4 hour live Christmas Day from Gordon's home in London. We had 2 regional OBs feeding in and celebrity guests popping in to join him and his family for Christmas Lunch.


People Like Us

Production company: Dragonfly Film & Television Ltd; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC.

6 part BBC3 Observational Documentary series being shot on a rough estate in Manchester. Managed a regional production team based in Manchester splitting my time between London and Manchester.


MAESTRO AT THE OPERA

Production company: BBC CLASSICAL MUSIC; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Reality; Broadcaster: BBC.

3 part series for BBC Classical Music. Four celebrities were vying for the opportunity to perform a classical piece at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Responsible for the pre-production, boot camp filming and final performance filming at the ROH for Programme 2. Managed a large team of PSC crews/ self shooting PDs, as well as a multi-cam OB for the performance and elimination day. Extensive delicate negotiations with Royal Opera House and the BBC.


MARCO PIERRE WHITE'S KITCHEN WARS

Production company: Channel 5; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: Channel 5.

New format for Channel made by Channel 5. 6 x 60 mins factual entertainment series shot both on location and in studio.


DROP DOWN MENU

Production company: Cactus Television; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

New live, daily, studio format for Channel 4. 30 x random programme duration - from 45 mins to 90 mins.


CBBC PRESENTATION TO SALFORD

Production company: BBC; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE, News; Broadcaster: BBC.

Production Manager for Presentation plus mainly Project Manager for all aspects of migration of three different teams of 70 to new BBC location in Salford. Oversaw new studio requirements for CBBC & CBeebies studios. Managed the budget & schedule for implementation of two new long standing sets Supervised the introduction of new tapeless workflows for CBBC / CBeebies Presentation


HOLBY CITY

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

BBC Drama - Responsible for budget, scheduling and delivery of 2 x 60 min episodes per block of filming. Crewed and managed each block for on-site and location filming. Booked guest actors for weekly episodes (4-5 per ep) and negotiated rates with agents. Technical expertise for hiring and procuring of HD camera kit/cranes/stunts/additional kit. Responsible for Health & Safety of crew and cast and Risk Assessment


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