Teri Samson Line Producer
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Teri Samson
Mobile telephone: 07973 142 875
Email: [email protected]

About me: Experienced, versatile Prod Exec/Line Producer who has worked on a diverse range of Bafta nominated and winning programmes for major tv production companies & broadcasters. Applies a positive attitude to problem solving and resourcefully manages budgets, teams and technical requirements from inception to delivery, to meet the creative demands of the production and consistently delivers projects on time and on budget.
I’m also passionate about bringing out the best in the team to produce mentally healthy productions and ensure the smooth running of the production.
Versatile background across a range of genres including scripted comedy, fact entertainment, drama-docs, children’s, music, documentary, obs docs.
Also available for consultancy, budgets, schedules and able to WFH and office.
This is a selection of my credits and a full CV is available on request.

Genre: Childrens, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Drama Documentary, Factual Entertainment, Magazine Programmes, Multi camera Studio, Observational Documentary, Outside Broadcasts

Additional skills: 4K, Archive, Extreme Filming Geographical, File Based Formats, Health And Safety, Negotiating a contract with a broadcaster

Other skills: Mental health first aid certification (MHFA England)
Development planning & budgeting
PMI & Xero accounts
MS Office 365 Teams
Safe Management of Productions (1st Option)
Screenskills recommended training

Overseas experience in: Argentina, France, Ireland, Philippines, Spain, Thailand, United States of America.

Willing to be based in: Brighton / South, London / South East, south east/south west

Languages: Basic French, Good Spanish


Credits

PIGLETS

Production company: Monicker Pictures; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Comedy, Drama; Broadcaster: ITVx.

Series 1 - 6 x 23 mins brand new ensemble comedy sitcom from the producers of the ‘Green Wing’, Piglets is set in a fictional police training college starring Sarah Parrish and Mark Heap. LP from early pre-production, shoot, post-production (deal, team, process) business affairs, SPV, casting, accounts and cashflow, negotiating all crew and tech facilities and managing the series throughout. TX Summer 2024


AMA’S STORY

Production company: Wild Seed Studios Ltd; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Childrens, Comedy, Drama; Broadcaster: Sky Kids.

1 x 22 min pilot episode featuring child and adult cast plus animation sequences, fast turnaround filmed on location in the UK. LP for prep and shoot period, filmed 8K raw cinematic. TX March 2023.


BACK TO LIFE

Production company: Two Brothers Pictures; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Comedy, Drama; Broadcaster: BBC3 / Showtime (for Netflix).

Daisy Haggard stars in this critically acclaimed comedy drama series as it returns for a second series filmed on location in Hythe / London. Filmed during lockdown, covid management experience.


MURDER THEY HOPE

Production company: Tiger Aspect; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Comedy, Drama; Broadcaster: UKTV / Gold.

Sian Gibson and Johnny Vegas return for a 3 x 60 min series as amateur detectives directed by Ed Bye. Filmed during lockdown, covid management experience


SMUGGLED

Production company: ScreenDog Border Programme Ltd; On-screen credit: Line Producer (Company Prod Exec); Programme type: Current Affairs, Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

2 x 1 hour ground breaking fact ent/current affairs series exploring how effective Britain’s borders are.. Eight ordinary UK citizens attempt to smuggle themselves back to the UK without their passports, testing real routes and trying to avoid Border Force. Hostile filming protocols, secret filming and a myriad of legal and compliance issues were overcome to produce this unprecedented series filming in Europe and UK.


HURRICANE MAN

Production company: ScreenDog Productions Ltd; On-screen credit: Production Executive; Programme type: Documentary, Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: UKTV/Dave.

Series: 8 x 44 mins. A multi-shoot obs doc series involving last minute travel across the globe throughout the hurricane season. Presented by hurricane authority Josh Morgerman, who has an unrivaled number of encounters with the inner core of storm systems. The crew split into three teams to re-tell dramatic human interest stories of fighting for survival during 2018, one of the worst hurricane seasons ever. Filming: USA, Philippines, Japan, Hawaii


BABIES

Production company: Nutopia Ltd; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary, Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: Netflix.

4K Original ground-breaking obs doc series combining scientific revelation with emotionally engaging stories. Originated and steered production through key stages of development, pre-prod planning and stage 1 of filming over 1.5 years out of a 3.5 year production. Devised 4k post production strategy working alongside technical departments. Managed PM team of 6 people and as part of the senior management team, worked closely with the US provider overseeing all aspects of production, cost management and technical delivery planning. PMI budgeting. UK & US filming.


CHRIS TARRANT’S EXTREME RAILWAY JOURNEYS

Production company: Whitworth Media Ltd; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 5.

Series 2 (4 x 60 mins) Travel documentary series following Chris’s journeys abroad by train. Responsible for overseeing the new company set up including sourcing production offices, series processes + accounts systems for both the new company and the production. Managed PM x 1 and oversaw filming on Ep1 Alaska & Ep2 Argentina and consulted on pre-prod planning, forecast budgeting and ongoing staffing for Eps 3&4.


ART NINJA

Production company: Dot to Dot Productions Ltd; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Animation, Childrens, Drama, Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: CBBC.

Series 1: 10 x 30 mins (CBBC) Factual arts entertainment series with scripted drama and animation. Multicam studio + large scale location VT’s filmed in Bristol + UK locations. Managed all aspects of production from inception to delivery including negotiating PPA agreement, devising + managing series schedule, budget, cash flow + production accounts and overseeing DPP delivery to BBC. Responsible for legal + HR aspects, upgrading IT systems + company infrastructure + development projects including assisting the set up of an onsite animation studio. Dot to Dot Productions was nominated for a Children’s Bafta for Best TV Production Company 2014.


BRITISH COMEDY AWARDS 2013

Production company: CPL Productions & Unique TV co production; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Comedy, Factual Entertainment, Multi camera Studio; Broadcaster: Channel 4 + E4.

Managed large production team including 1 x PM across 2 x Live shows and 1 x pre-rx produced simultaneously: 1) Nominations Show x 60 mins - pre-rx doc. 2) BCA Main show Presented by Jonathan Ross: 2 hours of live TV. 3) E4 After Show party:Presented by Lauren Laverne/Angelos Epithemiou: 1 hour live TV. Filmed at FTV studios inc 2 galleries + 2 studio crews, large events team, VT pre-rx, archive, celebrities, press, etc....


TRADE YOUR WAY TO THE USA3

Production company: Leopard Films Ltd; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Childrens, Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: CBBC.

10 x 30 mins factual entertainment/ob doc series. Multicamera location based filming all over UK and final in USA. 14 teams of 3 teenagers compete with their buying/selling abilities. Challenging budget, high production values, logistics, tight delivery, large team. Devised file based filming, HD delivery and workflow processes for series. Presenter Saira Khan.


FRIDAY DOWNLOAD Series 1 + 2

Production company: Saltbeef Productions Ltd; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Childrens, Factual Entertainment, Magazine Programmes, Multi camera Studio; Broadcaster: BBC.

Series 1 + 2: 13 x 60 mins episodes per series. BAFTA WINNER 2012. Initiated company set up + formulated production processes during series 1 & 2 and prep’d series 3. As live topical entertainment magazine series recorded at BBC studios with 2 shows a day + child audiences. 6 presenters + live chart music performances, studio guests, location filming VT inserts,games/gadgets/film reviews managing a core team of 15 people plus post & large studio crew.


MY CAMP ROCK 2

Production company: Unique Television; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Childrens, Multi camera Studio, Reality; Broadcaster: Disney Channel.

Reality music talent series: live music venue, event management, location filming + as live multicam studio. 4 x 30 mins (loc reality) 1 x 60 mins (as live music show) 1 x 10 mins (results show) 5 x compilation shows . 15 x 4 mins Extra Jam shows for broadcast + online. File based filming workflow + FCP editing.


SCHOOL OF SILENCE

Production company: Lucky Day Productions; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Childrens, Drama, Factual Entertainment, Multi camera Studio; Broadcaster: BBC1.

13 x 30 mins children’s comedy game show presented by Barney Harwood. Multicam OB + game show recorded as live combined with scripted drama. Complex shooting + editing schedules, full location set up for production.


THE MIGHTY SPROUTS

Production company: The Walt Disney Company Ltd; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Childrens, Drama; Broadcaster: Playhouse Disney.

5 x 5 min Drama interstitials aimed at 3 – 6 year olds. Our 3 superhero kids demonstrate how easy it is to make small changes to the way we live in order to save the planet. Full drama location crew x 6 days + 1 day studio.


HANNAH SUPERFAN

Production company: The Walt Disney Company Ltd; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Childrens, Factual Entertainment, Multi camera Studio; Broadcaster: Disney Channel.

5 x 20 mins as live multi-camera studio children’s quiz show in search of the ultimate Hannah Montana fan.


50 GREATEST FAMILIES

Production company: Prospect Pictures Ltd; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: Sky.

1 x 96 mins factual entertainment archive list show featuring famous families from the world of politics, music, TV, cartoons and film. Studio based celebrity interviews.


SHARE THE SHAME

Production company: Tiger Aspect Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Drama, Drama Documentary, Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: TLC Discovery.

6x30min Factual Entertainment series filmed on location accross the USA. Interviews and drama reconstructions.


FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT

Production company: World of Wonder Ltd; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC4.

1x 60min doc about this famous architect and his life and work. Filmed on location throughout the USA


PSYCHIC KIDS - CUTTING EDGE

Production company: World of Wonder Ltd; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: C4.

1 x 60min observational documentary about parents who think their children may be psychic.


ROCK AROUND THE BLOCK

Production company: World of Wonder Ltd; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Factual Entertainment, Multi camera Studio, Reality; Broadcaster: C4.

6 x 60min reality entertainment series. Two families have 48 hours to perform a karaoke song. UK location filming inc live multi-cam performances


JOHNNY VAUGHN TONIGHT III

Production company: Worlds End Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Light Entertainment, Multi camera Studio; Broadcaster: BBC3.

11 x 30 min series inc live launch night on BBC3. RX 4 nights a week at BBC studios plus weekly BBC2 compilation show.


RICHARD AND JUDY

Production company: Cactus TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Light Entertainment, Magazine Programmes, Multi camera Studio; Broadcaster: C4.

Live daily studio entertainment/magazine show.


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