Beverley Ward Line Producer/Production Manager/Covid-19 Compliance Officer
NOW
Beverley Ward
Mobile telephone: +13102455255
Email: [email protected]
Other: https://www.linkedin.com/in/beverleywardprofile/

About me: I enjoy working in a range of genres, including scripted, non-fiction, actual, feature and documentary films. I am a skilled filmmaker with versatile expertise in in-studio, on-location, and remote productions. Accomplished in EP Movie Magic and Microsoft Office, adept at both high and low-budget projects. My expertise spans development to post-production, encompassing budgeting, contract negotiation, and team coordination. I have a proven track record of meeting deadlines and budget constraints/financial targets. During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, I assumed the role of a COVID-19 supervisor, ensuring adherence to safety protocols. I further bolstered my capabilities with certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) from UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. I am eager to engage in detailed discussions regarding potential future endeavors.

19 years experience.

Genre: Childrens, Comedy, Commercials, Corporate, Documentary, Drama, Drama Documentary, Dramality, Factual Entertainment, Feature Films, Magazine Programmes, Multi camera Studio, Natural History, Observational Documentary, Online Content, Reality

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

Other skills: A dual citizen of the United States and the United Kingdom I reside and work interchangeably between both countries. I bring firsthand experience collaborating with US broadcasters.

I’m a member and former director of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Los Angeles (BAFTA LA) and a member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA) in the US, the Production Managers Association (PMA) and The Production Guild (PG) in the UK.

Overseas experience in: China, United Kingdom, United States of America.

Willing to be based in: Belfast, Birmingham / Midlands, Brighton / South, Bristol / South West, Cardiff / Wales, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds / North, London / South East, Manchester / North West, Newcastle / North East, Will consider any base, United States/Europe

Languages: Fluent English, Conversational French

Download CV


Credits

Expats

Production company: Blossom Films; On-screen credit: Health & Safety Officer; Programme type: Drama; Broadcaster: Amazon.

Expats – Los Angeles, Transformers 7 – New York, Making Love – Los Angeles, Campfire – Scottsdale, Responsibilities: Facilitated the examination and development of workable solutions and protocols customised to the particular production. Ensured that all crew and talent reviewed and abided by the provided health compliance training. Established a testing department and hired testing vendors for Los Angeles and New York productions. Set up mobile labs on location when needed. Worked in close collaboration with the testing department throughout production. Oversaw the implementation of the application ReadySet, employed to centralize the logistics of screening and testing on one secure platform. Hired an on-set network of crew members to assist with implementing and monitoring company protocols. Ensured employee screening protocols were in place. Determined requirements that each department needed to comply with guidelines. Worked with departments to implement social distancing procedures for locations, offices and off-site workplaces. Reviewed prep and shooting schedules to ensure required social distancing procedures, (pods, teams, etc.) were in place. Attended scouts. Determined the equipment and ventilation needs per location. Ordered and distributed supplies (PPE, etc.). Managed staffing and supplies for cleaning and disinfecting, including cleaning vendors. Managed with confidence the policies/protocols with the crew. Operated with authority when needed. Escalated issues to UP when needed. Implemented the studio policy of mandatory vaccination for Zone A. mid-production. Arranged for vaccination and booster events on-site to facilitate convenience for crew and their household occupants. Communicated with all positive cases and close contacts, with respect and empathy.


GENERA+ION

Production company: North Center Productions, Inc; On-screen credit: CCS; Programme type: Drama; Broadcaster: HBO MAX.

Compliance, prep and implementation on-set and location for a crew and cast of approx. 200. The management of procedures for all positive cases and close contacts. The supervision and communication with these cases from initial notification and interview for contact tracing through mandated isolation/quarantine to pass-card reentry and reinstatement of testing cadence. The oversight of staffing and management of testing personnel, EOAs, RNs, LVN and admins at two sites consecutively - one stationary at the stage and one mobile for locations. The forecasting needs and inventory of all PCR’s, PCR Rapid test kits and Abbott machines. The point person for all production, cast and testing staff questions. The coordination and transition mid-production of testing facilities from LabCorp to Atlas (laboratories). The monitoring of all/any protocol changes from HBO Max, Warner Media, LHI, CDC, industry and state.


When Boris met Jennifer

Production company: Turquoise TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Current Affairs, Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: ITV Exposure.

When Boris Met Jennifer, Factual, award-winning journalist John Ware speaks to Jennifer Arcuri, the woman at the centre of a controversy over Boris Johnson’s time as Major of London. I advised the London office and set up, crewed and managed the Los Angeles portion of the key interview for Turquoise TV and ITV Exposure in advance of the creative traveling out from London. Because of the sensitivity of the subject of the interview, the shoot and all pre-production had strict communication protocols put in place.


Falling

Production company: Zephyr Films, Scythia Films, Baral Waley Productions; On-screen credit: Production Supervisor; Programme type: Feature Films; Broadcaster: TBD.

Theatrical Motion Picture starring Viggo Mortensen, Lance Henriksen, Terry Chen and Laura Linney. An intimate drama about a son’s relationship with his ageing father. To satisfy the requirements of the international co-production, I sourced and hired a union crew that was local to LA, European and/or Canadian Nationals, with the eligibility to work in the US. Supported both UPM and Producers. Shot on location in Toronto and Los Angeles. UPM - Philip Waley. Director - Viggo Mortensen.


Turn Ben Stein On

Production company: Ben Stein Productions; On-screen credit: Producer & Associate Producer; Programme type: Comedy, Current Affairs, Multi camera Studio; Broadcaster: Comedy Central/Viacom Media Networks.

Episodic talk show hosted by Ben Stein with celebrity guests. i.e. Carl Reiner and Alexander Payne etc, etc. Shot at the Hollywood Center Studios in Los Angeles. A Multi-camera shoot. One of the mainstays of the show was Stein’s dog - Puppy Puppy. Always a production challenge as Ben allowed him free run of the set during shoot.


Vision Video

Production company: CMS Communications, Intl.; On-screen credit: Line Producer - no air; Programme type: Corporate, Multi Media Productions; Broadcaster: Varian.

Produced Branded content for Varian Medical Systems. These videos were distributed digitally and presented in a large industrial exhibition. Green-screen shoot with live action.


Multiple - Listed below

Production company: Herzog & Company; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary, Factual Entertainment, Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: Various - Esquire TV, CNN/Playtone.

The Agent - an observational documentary following football agents. The Seventies - an archival retrospective with original content for HBO and Playtone, Inc. The Lost Ships of Pearl Harbor (development) - shot on location in Hawaii. Concert for Valour - we produced the background packages on the featured Veterans. Presented as a live multi-camera special in Washington DC for CNN and Playtone. El Monstruo (development) - prep for a location shoot in Cuba.


Dr. Jeff Rocky Mountain Vet

Production company: Double Act TV; On-screen credit: Production Consultant - non air; Programme type: Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: Animal Planet.

Consulted for the Head of Production on U.S. financials, tax and payroll protocols.


BeLIEve

Production company: Angel Productions WorldWide, Inc.; On-screen credit: Line Producer/Executive in Charge; Programme type: Documentary, Drama, Dramality, Light Entertainment, Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: Spike TV/Viacom Media Networks.

Criss Angel shows the creative process behind his illusions, always dangerous, from conception to execution. For this series, I had to manage the staging of large stunts that were dangerous, and street magic performed by Criss in front of large crowds. Prep and safety were all important. One such stunt had Mr Angel climbing up the side of the Luxor Hotel at night. A multi-camera shoot with helicopter. The series was shot on location in and around Las Vegas. I previously line-produced two similarly structured series titled ’MindFreak’ with the same celebrity.


Hitchcock

Production company: Montecito Picture Company; On-screen credit: Production Supervisor; Programme type: Feature Films; Broadcaster: Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Feature film starring Dame Helen Mirren and Sir Anthony Hopkins. We shot this film in Los Angeles at the Red Studios and on location in and around LA. I worked directly with the Line Producer - Richard Middleton and hence worked in a variety of production areas.


Development

Production company: Keo Films Ltd.; On-screen credit: Budgeting Line Producer; Programme type: Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: US Broadcaster.

High-End Observational Documentary with website elements For a major US broadcaster. International locations, UK budget with US $ conversion and integrated American production protocols (6 x 60 min Eps.).


The Cromarties

Production company: Wilshire Studios; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary, Observational Documentary, Reality; Broadcaster: USA Network.

The Cromarties is a comedic half-hour docu-series that follows former NFL all-star Antonio Cromartie and his wife, Terricka, as they take on the everyday challenges of raising a blended family of five children. We filmed the birth of the 6th! Shot on location in New Jersey


Our Sponsors

The PMA is sponsored by a variety of companies in the film and television industry. We have a long-standing relationship with many of them dating back to the PMA’s inception in 1991.

PMA members benefit from the information and services that our sponsors can provide, while sponsors gain access to the upper echelon of Production Managers in the UK who are major purchasers for the industry.

Become a sponsor

We only have one sponsor per area of business but occasionally opportunities to become a sponsor of the PMA do arise.

Sponsors get the chance to meet our members several times a year, host parties, explain their services and write for our magazine The Bottom Line.

For more information on sponsorship, please contact us.