Tricia Cooklin Production Executive
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Tricia Cooklin
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About me: Currently working as head of production, but also work as production executive and series line producer. I have worked on large multi country, including hostile environments, multi-language, multi time zone shoots for UK and USA broadcasters. I have a good database of global contacts. I love setting up new productions and bringing the teams together. I have managed fast turnaround productions and can hit the ground running. I have good health and safety knowledge, including Covid-19. I have experience managing several different productions simultaneously, supervising teams, overseeing multi episodic productions, complex shoots, as well as preparing contracts, schedules, negotiating with agents and suppliers, and working with A List Talent, commissioners and commissioning teams. I began my career in editorial, working up to series producer. This background is really helpful when preparing new productions and working with crews.

33 years experience.

Genre: Comedy, Commercials, Corporate, Current Affairs, Documentary, Drama, Drama Documentary, Dramality, Factual Entertainment, Feature Films, Light Entertainment, Magazine Programmes, Multi camera Studio, News, Observational Documentary, Online Content, Outside Broadcasts, Reality, Sport

Additional skills: 16mm or 35mm, 4K, Archive, CGI Video FX, Covid Supervisor, EP Budgeting, EP Scheduling, Extreme Filming Geographical, Extreme Filming Political, File Based Formats, First Aid, Health And Safety, Negotiating a contract with a broadcaster, Underwater Filming

Other skills: I have studio, overseas, reality, documentary, factual, live, drama, feature film, entertainment, shiny floor, music, archive, arts, theatre, radio and advertising experience.

Overseas experience in: Afghanistan, Australia, Benin, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea (south), Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America.

Willing to be based in: Will consider any base

Languages: Fluent English

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Credits

The Impossible Question

Production company: OR Media; On-screen credit: Production Executive; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: TBC.

Documentary series. Liaised with subjects to interview in Saudi Arabia and around the globe. Prepared budget and schedule. Put team and crews together. Overseeing the production.


Aramco Fundamentals

Production company: OR Media; On-screen credit: Production Executive; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: TBC.

Documentary series. Setting up shoots in KSA and around the globe. Prepared budget and schedule. Put team and crews together. Overseeing the production.


Aramco

Production company: OR Media; On-screen credit: Production Executive; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: TBC.

Documentary series. Liaised with company in Saudi Arabia. Prepared budget and schedule. Put team and crews together. Overseeing the production.


Parky @ 50

Production company: Parkinson Productions; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Light Entertainment; Broadcaster: BBC1.

Put together one off special looking back at some of Sir Michael Parkinson’s most memorable interviews. Liaised with the BBC commissioner as well as setting everything up and looking after Sir Michael’s needs. Privilege to work on his last television show.


A Revolution

Production company: Docsville Studios; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: TBC.

Feature length documentary of events throughout the 1980’s.


HTLAC

Production company: Docsville Studios; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Documentary, Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: TBC.

Factual documentary following the lives of a group of people in the UK who were abused and the impact it has had on their lives going forward.


RJJ

Production company: Docsville Studios; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Documentary, Feature Films, Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: TBC.

Feature documentary and series following the life of a very public figure from the USA.


Rainbow Warrior

Production company: Docsville Studios; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: TBC.

Feature documentary filmed at various locations across the globe. Very heavy archive film.


The Last Song From Kabul

Production company: Docsville Studios; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Freemantle.

Documentary following a group of young women who escaped the Taliban. Taken in by Portugal, we followed their story for a one off documentary. The film has been Academy long listed.


90 Day Fiance UK

Production company: CPL Productions; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: Discovery +.

Put the team together for a new factual reality series. Ran the production for the first few months whilst waiting for series producer to join. Liaised with network and management. Prepared all the documents required for network sign off.


Limitless

Production company: Nutopia; On-screen credit: Series Line Producer; Programme type: Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: NGC / Disney+.

Six part series shot around the globe featuring A list talent and numerous other shoots which fed into main host shoots.


Brian & Charles

Production company: Brian and Charles Ltd; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Feature Films; Broadcaster: Theatrical Release.

Managing a BFI comedy feature, being shot on location in North Wales during lockdown. Looking after and managing cast and crew and dealing with logistics.


World's Wrecks

Production company: MSP; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: National Geographic Channel.

A new series for Nat Geo filmed during locked down. Set up almost 40 shoots in numerous countries, time zones and languages. Most of the directing and editing was carried out remotely, as well as crew working remotely from home. All these issues presented extra challenges which are essential to understand and overcome in this current Covid world. I have completed Covid training and understand the complexities of production in this current climate.


Phil Spencer's Stately Homes

Production company: Mayfly; On-screen credit: Line Producer / Head of Production; Programme type: Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: E4 & Channel 4.

Prepared budget, schedule and contracts. Put crew together and managed the production on a daily basis.


Dispatches

Production company: Vera Productions; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Current Affairs; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

Line produced Dispatches which included undercover filming. Managed team, paperwork and finances.


Imagine

Production company: Tigerlily Productions; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC1.

Line Produced Imagine for BBC1. Set up foreign shoots, managed team and ensured all health and safety requirements were met.


Warrior Women of Benin

Production company: SandStone Global; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

Line Producer on documentary being shot in Benin. Managing all aspects of production including insurance, hostile filming protocols, travel, kit, crew, post and budget. Production has very short lead, so requires detailed organising to ensure nothing is missed.


Various

Production company: True Vision; On-screen credit: Production Manager ; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Various.

Working as production manager across several factual documentaries for Channel 4 and BBC


Dispatches

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

Set up and managed production filming in UK and USA. Managing everything from crew, travel, insurance, kit, health and safety and anything else required.


The Hajj

Production company: Top Hat Television; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC1.

Set up and managed production for BBC1 Prime Time series being filmed in Saudi Arabia. Managing all areas of production from visas, travel, crew, insurance, health and safety and anything else required.


Muhammad Ali: The Parkinson Interview

Production company: Parkinson Productions; On-screen credit: Head of Production / Post Production Supervisor; Programme type: Light Entertainment; Broadcaster: Network 10.

A green screen studio shoot using archive footage to look back over the life and career of Muhammad Ali.


Parkinson Masterclass

Production company: Parkinson Productions; On-screen credit: Head of Production / Post Production Supervisor; Programme type: Light Entertainment; Broadcaster: Sky Arts.

A multi camera studio based one on one interview show with a studio audience.


Great British Sewing Bee

Production company: Love Productions; On-screen credit: Unit Manager / Post Production Supervisor; Programme type: Light Entertainment; Broadcaster: BBC 2.

A multi camera location based show, featuring contestants, judges and presenter.


Ian Thorpe : The Parkinson Interview

Production company: Parkinson Productions; On-screen credit: Head of Production / Post Production Supervisor; Programme type: Light Entertainment; Broadcaster: Network 10.

A location based multi camera interview show.


Global B Roll

Production company: M&C Saatchi; On-screen credit: Production Manager / Post Production Supervisor; Programme type: Commercials; Broadcaster: US Network.

A 12 week 12 country shoot for US company.


Blindsight

Production company: Robson Entertainment ; On-screen credit: Line Producer / Post Production Supervisor; Programme type: Feature Films; Broadcaster: Global Theatrical Release.

Oscar shortlisted film where six blind Tibetan teenagers attempt to climb the Lhakpa-Ri peak of Mount Everest, led by seven-summit blind mountain-climber Erik Weihenmayer.


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