Vivienne Steele Line Producer/Production Executive
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Vivienne Steele

About me: Many years broadcast TV Production Manager credits including Unit Manager, Line Producer and Head of Production. Broad & varied experience on quality programming - documentaries, drama-documentary, current affairs, archive shows, entertainment, fixed rig, OB,including lots of foreign filming & location work. Confident managing large teams, crews and talent.

Experienced with co-pro work and managed shows for BBC, C4, C5, Discovery, Sky, HBO, National Geographic, Al Jazeera, Smithsonian Channel and PBS.

31 years experience.

Genre: Childrens, Corporate, Current Affairs, Documentary, Drama Documentary, Factual Entertainment, Feature Films, Magazine Programmes, News, Observational Documentary, Online Content

Additional skills: 16mm or 35mm, Archive, CGI Video FX, Extreme Filming Political, File Based Formats, Negotiating a contract with a broacaster

Overseas experience in: Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mali, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Venezuela, Zambia.

Willing to be based in: Birmingham / Midlands, London / South East, Will consider any base

Languages: English


Credits

The Pity of War

Production company: Chimerica Media; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC.

1 x 90’ studio-based


The Bible Hunters

Production company: CTVC; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC and Smithsonian Networks.

2 x 60’ presenter-led series shot in Egypt, Germany, USA and UK


Ian Brady: Endgames of a Psychopath

Production company: CTVC; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: C4.

1 x 60’


The Murder Workers

Production company: CTVC; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: C4.

1 x 90’ shot in UK and Germany


CHINA: TRIUMPH & TURMOIL

Production company: Chimerica Media; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

3 x 1 hour presenter led documentary series shot on Red Cam in Zambia and China.


EDUCATING ESSEX

Production company: Two Four Broadcast; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

7 x 1 hour fixed-rig documentary series depicting life in an Essex secondary school.


KISSINGER

Production company: Chimerica Media; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: National Geographic/More 4.

1 x 90 minute film documenting the life and times of Henry Kissinger. Shot on HD Cam in the US, Israel, Russia and China. Winner Best Documentary NYC Film Festival


HOW TO BUILD A VOLCANO

Production company: Twister Films; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: National Geographic/Discovery Canada/Channel 5.

Scientists confront big questions about the largest, most violent natural phenomenon in the world by building their own 4 storeys high, lava-spewing volcano. 1 x 50 minute documentary shot on various formats in Canada, US and Italy.


CIVILIZATION: IS THE WEST HISTORY?

Production company: Chimerica Media; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

6 x 1 hour history documentary series presented by Prof. Niall Ferguson. Shot on Red Cam in the US, France, Turkey, Germany, Austria, Israel, Portugal, Senegal, Namibia, Venezuela, Peru and China.


MIND OVER MONEY

Production company: Twister Films; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: WGBH Boston.

1 x 60 minute documentary exploring why economists failed to predict the crash of 2008 and why we make irrational financial decisions. Shot on HD in the US.


SERGIO

Production company: Chasing the Flame; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Feature Film; Broadcaster: HBO/BBC.

A feature-length theatrical documentary examining the roles of the UN and the international community through the life and experiences of Sergio Vieira de Mello. Shot on HD Cam in the US, Switzerland, Brazil and Jordan.


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