Lareine Shea Head of Production
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Lareine Shea

About me: Head of Production and highly experienced Line Producer/Production Manager who has worked on a wide variety of factual and corporate programmes shot on all formats.

• Experience of delivering to most UK broadcasters plus Nat Geo, Animal Planet, TLC/DCI, PBS, Fremantle, Prosieben and M6.

• Wide range of overseas shoot experience (see below)

• Used to working with presenters

• Sound understanding of archive clearance and contractual obligations

• Creating and managing small or large budgets (up to £6.2m) both on PMI & Excel

• Experience of CGI and multi-camera productions, as well as both pre & post production requirements

• Keen eye for Health and Safety issues, an in depth knowledge of production insurance plus legal and compliance issues

• Extensive contact base within the industry

• Excellent organisational and team management skills, combined with good attention to detail

• Awareness of HR issues and associated legal and Inland Revenue requirements

• Facilitating the smooth running of a production company whether television or corporate

Genre: Corporate, Current Affairs, Documentary, Drama Documentary, Factual Entertainment, Observational Documentary, Online Content, Reality

Additional skills: 16mm or 35mm, Archive, CGI Video FX, File Based Formats, Health And Safety, Negotiating a contract with a broacaster, Underwater Filming

Other skills: PMI proficient.

Overseas experience in: Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United States of America.

At the moment I'm working at: CTVC


Credits

Pilgrimage: The Road to Santiago

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

3 x 60’. Seven celebs walk the historic pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. Living as simple pilgrims, they travel through stunning landscapes in France and Spain whilst exploring the spiritual meaning of this well-trodden route and revealing their own life stories, beliefs and faith. TX 2018, Grierson nominated.


The Detectives: Inside the Major Crimes Team

Production company: Raw Cut TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: ITV.

3 x 60’ ob doc series tracking the work of the Lancashire Constabulary, following on from the The Murder of Sadie Hartley. TX 2017.


The Murder of Sadie Hartley

Production company: Raw Cut TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: ITV1.

1 x ITV1 90 minute special, winner of RTS Single Documentary & Broadcast Award nominee. Follows Lancashire detectives as they investigate the murder of Sadie Hartley. TX Sept 2016.


Separated at Birth

Production company: CTVC; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary, Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: TLC / Discovery.

7 part series ob doc series talking to those who have searched for and in some cases found those from whom - for a multitude of reasons - they were separated at birth.


Inside Islamic State’s Kidnap Machine

Production company: Moonstone Films; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Current Affairs, Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC Arabic.

Current Affairs documentary. PD Kate Quine. Journalist led film about those who track and deliver people to Isis. High risk shoot on the Syria/Turkish border.


Panorama: Justice Under Fire

Production company: Moonstone Films; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Current Affairs, Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC.

Current Affairs documentary looking at the impact of cuts to the Legal Aid budget.


VARIOUS BRANDED CONTENT VIDEOS

Production company: The 10 Group; On-screen credit: N/A; Programme type: Corporate; Broadcaster: Various.

Head of Production overseeing production of fast turnaround, branded content videos & news footage for clients including Visa, Skype, Unibet, Confused.com and more.


17 KIDS & COUNTING

Production company: Lion TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: C4.

Ob doc following a family with 16 children who are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Child No 17 (2013)


BIG DREAMS, SMALL SPACES

Production company: Lion TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC 2.

New Monty Don gardening series about people who are planning extraordinary gardens in ordinary plots (2013 for TX Autumn 2014).


MAYHEM & MISHAPS: Britain Caught on Camera

Production company: Lion TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC 1.

Light hearted science show looking at the mishaps and accidents encountered in our daily lives, why they happen and how to prevent them. Presenter Mark ’Chappers’ Chapman talks to experts & takes part in stunts and demonstrations as part of the investigation, with Youtube content providing examples of real life accidents (2013).


BRITAIN’S HIDDEN CHILD ABUSE - DISPATCHES SPECIAL

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

Victims of child sex abuse in one of Britain’s orthodox religious communities tell how leaders of the community deal with paedophilia. As sole PM at the company, role covered everything from financial liaison with C4 to setting up shoots. (2012-2013).


THE BRITISH

Production company: Nutopia; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Sky Atlantic.

Big budget seven part series telling the story of British history. High end drama recon and CGI intercut with high profile interviewees giving their views on milestone events in British history (2011-2012). Also stint as Production Exec.


MARCO’S LITTLE BLACK BOOK

Production company: Mallard Productions; On-screen credit: N/A; Programme type: Corporate.

Multi camera set up to shoot corporate cookery videos for Knorr featuring their brand ambassador, Marco Pierre White (various shoots between 2011-2013).


VARIOUS SHORTS

Production company: Luxury Broadcasting Ltd; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Luxury Life.

Production Exec/Line Producer overseeing production of a great number of short lifestyle/aspirational programmes for tx on the company’s own channel, Luxury Life, plus creating & managing budgets, and overseeing acquisitions (2009-2010).


THE YOUNG ONES

Production company: Wall to Wall Media; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC 1.

3 x 60’ & 1 X 45’. BAFTA Nominated science based doc series, TX Sept ’10. A restaged Harvard experiment where six famous faces over the age of 75 lived together for a week as if it was 1975 to see if it is possible to halt or reverse the ageing process; plus science experiments involving members of the public. 1975 House recreation, period costume, archive, multi camera shoot (2010).


FLYING MAN

Production company: Pointy Stick; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary.

Pre-production on 3D feature length base-jumping documentary. Advised on insurance and liability issues, constant budget revisions and general new company set up (2010).


JAMES MAY`S TOY STORIES

Production company: Plum Pictures; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary, LE; Broadcaster: BBC 2.

6 x 60’ BAFTA nominated presenter led series with archive and ludicrously ambitious adventures/extraordinary feats of engineering using the world’s best loved toys, including a 2 story Lego House made out of real size bricks. A challenging series fraught with health, safety, logistical and legal issues (2009). Series Editor: Ian Holt


TOTAL EMERGENCY

Production company: Granada; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: ITV.

6 x 60’ Ob doc series showing the work of the Sheffield emergency services. Oversaw final post production in accordance with ongoing legal issues.


STONEHENGE DECODED

On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: National Geographic.

1 x 96`. Emmy nominated feature length drama doc which used the latest archaeological excavations, interviews, drama recon and CGI to tell the real story of Stonehenge. Shot in Bulgaria and the UK. Line produced doc and also set up structures and good working practices for this new indie, created and implemented company policy documents as required, oversaw the Development Team and was the first point of contact for the day to day running of the company.


THE SMELLIEST PERSON IN BRITAIN

On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC 3.

1 x 60`. Ob doc focussing on the sufferers of a rare medical disorder known as Fish Odour Syndrome.


SUPERSKINNYME: THE RACE TO SIZE 00

On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: C4.

1 x 60`. Documentary that follows the cost to the bodies and psyches of two journalists as they struggle to achieve Size 00.


PREHISTORIC PARK

Production company: Impossible Pictures; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: ITV/Discovery - Animal Planet/Prosieben/M6.

Big budget presenter-led series which relied heavily on 3D computer animation, animatronics and physical effects, but which also had many dramatic elements. Shot in Canada, USA, Brazil, South Africa, Chile, Australia and New Zealand. Reclaimed overseas GST/film commission rebates, set up Workers Comp/Personal Accident cover and complied with local union requirements. (2005-2006).


WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? (SERIES 1)

Production company: Wall to Wall Media; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Drama; Broadcaster: BBC 2.

10 x 60`. BAFTA Nominated series, each programme featuring a celebrity tracing their genealogy, with a mix of interviews, stills and archive giving a portrait of British social history. Liaison point for celebrities and their agents, advised on copyright, created and managed budgets plus cashflows and cost reports, worked closely with the Exec Producer over the production of an accompanying book and oversaw series publicity (2004).


JOE MILLIONAIRE UK

Production company: Wall to Wall Media; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Reality; Broadcaster: E4/T4.

Reality show set in Ibiza where contestants were filmed 24 hrs a day for 3 weeks via a multi-camera set up at a nearby location gallery. Sourced the main location & production office, negotiated terms, oversaw the set up and strike of both premises, and managed the smooth running of a large team (2003). Series Prod: Aidan Hansell


GEORGE ORWELL, A LIFE IN PICTURES

Production company: Wall to Wall Media; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: BBC 2.

1 x 90`. Emmy & Grierson winning feature length drama reconstruction with archive & stills to mark the centenary of George Orwell’s birth, shot on a mixture of 16mm, Super 8 and Bolex both on location and in the studio. (2002-2003).


FRONTIER HOUSE

Production company: Wall to Wall Media; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Reality; Broadcaster: C4 and Thirteen/WNET/PBS.

Emmy nominated series. 3 families live under 1880s conditions in Montana, USA, with pre and post production taking place in New York. Relocated to the USA for 13 months, organised the move of a large team from one state to another, sourced and set-up location offices, edit suites and transfer bays in remote areas, recruited additional local staff and contributors, negotiated rates for locations, fostered relationships with Montanan suppliers, oversaw management of costume, make-up and props and kept a close eye on H & S issues. Was also a key liaison point between WNET in New York and WTW in London and re-negotiated deals with WNET in favour of the UK company during production (2000-2002). Series Producer: Simon Shaw


1940s HOUSE

Production company: Wall to Wall Media; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Reality; Broadcaster: C4.

4 x 60`. BAFTA nominated series which followed a modern day family living through recreated war time conditions, similar to Frontier House but over a much shorter timeframe (2000). Series Producer: Simon Shaw


THE RIVER

Production company: BBC Arts Dept.; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC 2.

4 x 60’. A millenium landmark arts/doc series depicting the cultural history of the River Thames. Managed the budget, negotiated fees, oversaw the post-production & archive, researched contributors, reccied locations and set up filming – often against tight deadlines – and was present on all shoots (1999). Series Producer/Director: James Runcie


HOME FRONT IN THE GARDEN

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

6 x 30’. Innovative style series in which designer Diarmuid Gavin creates aspirational gardens over a period of ten days (1998). Series Producer: Simon Shaw


THE SILENT TWIN: Inside Story

Production company: BBC Factual; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC 2.

1 x 50’. BAFTA winning documentary tracing the lives of two sisters who communicated only with each other, through to imprisonment and death in Broadmoor for one, and a survivor`s guilt and future alone for the other. Producer/Director: Olivia Lichtenstein


OTHER

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

Horizon x 2; Inside Story "Hostage" & "Beyond Reasonable Doubt"; On My Way to the Club, A Profile of Ludovic Kennedy; The Skipper (6 part doc series); Various BBC 40’ob docs.


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