Imogen Stringer Production Manager
2 September 2019
Imogen Stringer
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About me: An extremely experienced production manager who has worked across a wide variety of Factual content. I have worked in several different genres, from Current Affairs to Science, Online to Arts. Projects have included landmark series, one-off documentaries, multiple short films, drama recon and live shows. I am used to working across several projects at once, managing large and multiple small teams with a high degree of autonomy.

12 years experience.

Genre: Current Affairs, Documentary, Drama Documentary, Multi camera Studio, News, Observational Documentary, Online Content

Additional skills: First Aid, Health And Safety

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

Languages: Native English, Fluent, if a little rusty French


Credits

An Art Lover’s Guide (aka Secret Cities)

Production company: BBC Studios (Arts); On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC4.

A lightly formatted but content rich 3 x 60 series exploring new ways to explore the art of European cities during a short stay. We worked with and developed a new pairing of BBC4 talent – Alastair Sooke and Nina Ramirez, filming in Barcelona, Amsterdam and St Petersburg. Each episode involved filming multiple locations over a four/five day period to maximise sense of time pressure. The series delivered both UK and International versions.


Art Of France

Production company: BBC Studios (Arts); On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC4.

3 x 60 mins, this was a new series in the long running ‘Art of...’ strand working with established BBC Arts talent, Andrew Graham-Dixon. The series was filmed entirely in France, with a demanding schedule, and using my French to help negotiate multiple location contracts. I also dealt with multiple paperwork and clearance issues in post production due to a high level of stills archive and no archive researcher. We delivered both UK and international versions.


Bbc.co.uk/iwonder

Production company: BBC Learning; On-screen credit: N/A as online, employed as Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: bbc.co.uk/iwonder.

Production Manager for teams in London and Bristol,making daily factual content for the bbc.co.uk/iWonder site. The teams were based in London and Bristol, but I reported into and delivered to Salford, so was given a high degree of autonomy. We delivered high volumes of online content, on a rolling across a wide range of factual genres to a tight budget. Across both bases I was production manager to about 30 people. During this time I also worked across two innovation projects using cutting edge online technology such as Virtual Reality to deliver factual content in new ways.


Newsnight

Production company: BBC News; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Current Affairs, News; Broadcaster: BBC2.

Live weekly news magazine programme Managed and timetabled large team of production coordinators and hospitality Oversaw multiple edits, on the day filming and VTs Responsible for deploying teams all over the world, including high risk areas, often at short notice, and ensuring relevant risk assessments and safety checks were made. Work changed daily, as we were subject to the News agenda Oversaw two OBs, one in Switzerland and one in the UK with a 48 hour turnaround


Operation Cloud Lab

Production company: BBC Factual - Science; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC2.

2 x 60 mins for BBC2 & BBC Worldwide. This was a challenging and unique filmed expedition exploring the science of the atmosphere on board a specially commissioned airship that crossed the USA from east to west coast. The shoot involved two main units and included many high risk activities including parachuting, high altitude sky diving, sub-aqua diving, air to air filming and paragliding. I also managed a team of 5 presenters over a schedule that shifted several times at late notice both during pre-production and production. -


Riots: In Their Own Words

Production company: BBC Current Affairs; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Current Affairs, Documentary, Drama, Drama Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC2.

A unique project, commissioned as the first BBC verbatim drama, working with a playwright new to television – a project with many technical and format challenges. It had a complex legal background as the drama involved verbatim testimony from those involved in the 2011 riots. The first episode was filmed with actors speaking the script as it was read to them through an earpiece, to encourage performances as close as possible to the original testimony. The second episode featured frank, personal interviews with the police also caught up in the riots. Both episodes featured substantial archive footage, including UGC.


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