Louisa Shepherd Head of Production
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Louisa Shepherd

About me: I have over 25yrs production management experience across a wide range of programming including Light Entertainment, Comedy, Music, Panel shows, Documentary, Archive, Quiz, Reality, Sitcom and Sketch shows. I also have experience in working in large venues such as MEN and O2. I am able to work through any problems that arise in a calm manner, whilst keeping a sense of humour. I am fully competent in managing both large and small budgets & teams.

27 years experience.

Genre: Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Factual Entertainment, Light Entertainment, Multi camera Studio, Online Content, Outside Broadcasts, Reality

Additional skills: 16mm or 35mm, Archive, Underwater Filming

Other skills: I am multi-skilled including experience in large multi-camera OBs, Studios, underwater filming and Live shows.

At the moment I'm working at: Open Mike Productions


Credits

BAD MOVE S1 & 2

Production company: Open Mike Productions; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Comedy, Drama; Broadcaster: ITV .

6 x 30 min & 7 x 30 mins Scripted Comedy for ITV starring and written by Jack Dee. Filmed on location in Yorkshire


THE LAST LEG

Production company: Open Mike Productions; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Light Entertainment; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

A live studio show with a joyful, offbeat take on the week’s news. Hosted by Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker


PACINO AND BERT - FREDDIE FLINTOFF SHORT

Production company: Open Mike Productions; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Drama; Broadcaster: Sky.

A 10 min Scripted Comedy for part of the Sky Summer Shorts.


RICH HALL’S AMERICAN GOTHIC

Production company: Open Mike Productions; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC4.

Various documentaries presented by American Comedian Rich Hall. Rich Hall’s California Stars, Rich Hall’s POTUS, Rich Hall’s Country Music


ALAN CARR'S NEW YEAR SPECSTACULAR

Production company: Open Mike Productions; On-screen credit: Line Producer / Head of Production; Programme type: Comedy, Light Entertainment, Multi camera Studio; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

A 2 hour New Year show hosted by Alan Carr. Celebrity guest, games, interviews, dance routines, musical performances, Sketches and VTs.


RUSSELL KANE'S DVD

Production company: Open Mike Productions; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Comedy; Broadcaster: DVD.

Russell Kane’s 2015 DVD


RICH HALL'S DVD

Production company: Open Mike Productions; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Comedy; Broadcaster: DVD.

Rich Hall DVD for Universal filmed at a theatre in front of an audience


COMEDY STORE

Production company: Open Mike Productions; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Comedy; Broadcaster: Comedy Central.

12 x 30 mins comedy show filmed at the legendary Comedy Store. Hosted by an array of comedians including: Chris Ramsay, Rob Beckett, Katherine Ryan, Russell Kane, James Acaster and Sara Pascoe.


ALAN CARR: CHATTY MAN SERIES 8

Production company: Open Mike Productions; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Comedy, LE; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

15 x 45’ chat show hosted by Alan Carr


ANDY PARSONS GRUNTLED TOUR

Production company: Open Mike Productions; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Comedy, OB; Broadcaster: DVD.

Andy Parsons Gruntled Tour filmed at The Shepherds Bush Empire


LEE EVANS ROADRUNNER TOUR

Production company: Little Mo Films; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Comedy, OB; Broadcaster: DVD.

Lee Evans 2011 DVD of Roadrunner Tour. Filmed as both 2D and 3D across 2 days at The O2 Arena


LIVE AT THE APOLLO

Production company: Open Mike Productions; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Comedy, LE, OB; Broadcaster: BBC1.

8 x 30’ & 8 x 45’ stand up comedy shows filmed at The Hammersmith Apollo as an Outside Broadcast


STAND UP FOR THE WEEK SERIES 2

Production company: Open Mike Productions; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Comedy, LE; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

10 x 45’ Topical Comedy shows for Channel 4. Hosted by Kevin Bridges with Regular Comedians Jack Whitehall, Andi Osho, Jon Richardson, Rich Hall and a guest Comedian each week. Filmed as an OB from The Koko Club in Camden.


THE 2011 SHOW

Production company: Zeppotron; On-screen credit: Unit Manager; Programme type: Comedy, Corporate.

Live Event for C4 including stand up comedians and VTs. Filmed at The Freemasons Hall, Covent Garden using a portable gallery.


ALAN CARR: CHATTY MAN SERIES 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7

Production company: Open Mike Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Comedy, LE; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

Weekly Chat show hosted by Alan Carr with celebrity guests and band. Studio, multi camera


ITV COMEDY PANEL SHOW

Production company: Open Mike Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Comedy, LE.

1 x 1hr pilot for ITV


ALAN CARR: CHATTY MAN Pilot and Series 1

Production company: Open Mike Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

10 x 45min chat show for channel 4. Presented by Alan Carr with 3 guests and a band.


OUTNUMBERED - COMIC RELIEF

Production company: Hat Trick Productions; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Comedy, Drama; Broadcaster: BBC1.

1 x 12 min special of Outnumbered.


COMEDY LAB

Production company: Magnum Media; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Comedy, LE; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

30` studio pilot for Channel 4, presented by Jack Whitehall with lots of hidden camera VT`s


LIVE AT THE APOLLO

Production company: Open Mike Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Comedy, OB; Broadcaster: BBC1.

6 x stand up comedy shows filmed across 3 days at The Apollo, Hammersmith as an Outside Broadcast.


ALAN CARR`S CELEBRITY DING DONG SERIES 2

Production company: Open Mike Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

Series 2 of Ding Dong. 6 x 30` Episodes


LEE EVANS TITLE SEQUENCE

Production company: Little Mo Films; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Comedy.

Underwater Title sequence shot on 35ml film for Lee Evans DVD/Live Tour


ALAN CARR`S CELEBRITY DING DONG S1 DVD

Production company: Open Mike Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE.

DVD of the best of Ding Dong Series 1 plus additional extras


THE WALL

Production company: Zeppotron; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Comedy, LE; Broadcaster: BBC3.

8 x 60` for BBC3. Comedy Sketch show with celebrity guests and band. Series Producer: Derek McLean


COMEDY FLANNEL

Production company: Hat Trick Productions; Programme type: Comedy, LE; Broadcaster: Virgin 1 online.

supplying 1 hours of programming per month to Virgin online including comedy sketches and animation.


DEWAR`S WHISKY ADS

Production company: Plum Pictures; Programme type: Commercial; Broadcaster: Online.

6 x 3` Ads for Dewar`s Whisky. Short films about inspirational people. Working with a Spanish Agency for a US Client.


KENNY EVERETT: LICENCE TO LAUGH

Production company: Co pro with Bellyache Productions and SpunGold; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Comedy, Documentary, LE; Broadcaster: ITV 1.

1 x 60 Documentary Producer: Clyde Holcroft Executive Producer: Suzi Aplin


HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU SERIES 29, 30, 31, 32 & 33

Production company: Hat Trick Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Comedy, LE; Broadcaster: BBC 1.

Satirical Quizz show 8 x 30 shows, 8 x 40 shows and weekly vodcasts. Executive Producer: Richard Wilson


THE TRIAL OF GEMMA LANG

Production company: Hat Trick Television Ltd; On-screen credit: Series Production Manager; Programme type: Drama, LE, Reality; Broadcaster: ITV 1.

2 x 90 & 2 x 60 Reality/Drama/LE Courtroom drama with 12 celebrity Jurors. Studio and Location. Executive Producers: Leon Wilde, Mark Redhead and Jed Mercurio


FONE JACKER - PILOT

Production company: Hat Trick Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

Comedy Lab Pilot involving prank phonecalls to members of public. Visualised with stills, footage and animation. Executive Producers: Alex Jackson-Long and Mario Stylianides


CLASSIC COMEBACK

Production company: Tinderbox (part of Avalon); On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: UK Gold.

1 x 30 panel quiz show presented by Les Dennis. Producer: John Ryan Executive Producer: Amanda Wilson


BROMWELL HIGH

Production company: Hat Trick Productions/Co pro with Canada; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Comedy; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

13 x 30 A new animated comedy, set in an underfunded, overcrowded, graffiti scarred secondary school in London. Series Producer: Anil Gupta


SKY MUSIC CHANNELS

Head of Production for Flaunt, Scuzz and Amp Channels. Brought in by Jo Wallace to set up systems, implement them, analyse cost reports and forward plan across all three channels, oversee day to day production and negotiate commissions with independant Companies


BEST BEFORE

Production company: Hat Trick Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: BBC1.

1 x 60 Pilot. Live Home Shopping Channel presented by Gyles Brandreth and Claudia Winkleman. Producer: Simon Wilson


EXTREME LIVES

Production company: Ginger Television; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC1.

1 x 60 documentary about a mountaineer, Leo Houlding. Filmed in UK, Yosemite and Patagonia. Producer: Ed Stobart


CELEBRITY DETOX AND DETOX

Production company: Ginger Television; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Reality; Broadcaster: Channel 5.

2 x 60 Four punters and four celebrities travel to Ko Samui to take part in an intense detox programme Producer: Andy Mackenzie-Betty


A TRIBUTE TO THE LIKELY LADS

Production company: Ginger Television; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Comedy; Broadcaster: ITV 1.

1 x 40 min sitcom One off special starring Ant and Dec based on the original scripts by Clement and Le Frenais Producer: Steven Kidgell


JUSTICE FOR MY DAUGHTER

Production company: SMG Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: ITV 1.

Real Crime Strand for ITV, 1 x 60 Documentary about a mother and father seeking justice for their daughter who was murdered whilst on a teaching placement in France Producer: Chris Oxley


RAMADAN DIARIES

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

1 x 30 documentary studying 4 principle Muslim characters during the month of Ramadam Producer: Ed Stobart


ONE MAN AND HIS HOB

Production company: Ginger Television; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: Carlton Food Network.

13 x 30 progs following celebrity chef Aldo Zilli around the country cooking various local dishes on his one ring hob Producer/Director: Stephen Joel


THE REAL SHIRLEY BASSEY

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

Rags to riches tale of one of Britains biggest stars. Producer/Director: Mike Wadding


THE HOUSE THAT JOHN RE-BUILT

Production company: Ginger Television; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Discovery Home & Leisure.

15 x 30 DIY series featuring John Revell from the Chris Evans Breakfast Show


THE PRIORY SERIES 2

Production company: Ginger Television; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE, OB; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

Set up series 2 and PM on first few shows until starting back on TFI Friday. Live entertainment show presented by Jamie Theakston and Zoe Ball. Producer: Steven Kidgell


TFI FRIDAY DUBLIN SPECIAL

Production company: Ginger Television; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE, OB; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

1 x 60 live St Patricks Day show transmitted from a pub in Dublin. Multicamera OB.


TFI FRIDAY COMIC RELIEF 99

Production company: Ginger Television; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE, OB; Broadcaster: BBC 1.

1 x 60 live show. Produced after TFI Friday from Riverside Studios


TFI FRIDAY SERIES 4,5,6 AND 7

Production company: Ginger Television; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE, OB; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

40 x 60 min shows as live entertainment show presented by Chris Evans. Three celebrity guests, three live bands, comedy sketches and OBs. 1998-2001 Producers: Suzi Aplin & Stephen Joel


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