Karen Turner Production Manager
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Karen Turner
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Email: mayk@hotmail.co.uk

About me: Experienced production manager. I have enjoyed working on a variety of programmes including light entertainment, archive & news. I have worked with big budgets and have worked under the constraints of very small budgets. I am experienced in all aspects of clearing programme material such as newspapers, stills, residual payments, artwork, archive and the copyright issues related.

I have enjoyed production managing many comedy shows including `They Think it`s all over`, `Smack the Pony` , ’The Morgana Show’ , ’Rude Tube’ and ‘Women on the Verge’.

In addition to my experience on comedy/entertainment shows, I have Line Produced a great comedy drama series from Merman and worked on factual entertainment shows and documentaries for such companies as Angel Eye Media and Blink Films with subjects as diverse as the Fashion Designer Christopher Kane, a three part documentary on the collapse of the banking system and a three part series on the similarities of humans to apes.

Genre: Comedy, Factual Entertainment, Light Entertainment, Multi camera Studio

Additional skills: Archive

Overseas experience in: Russian Federation, United States of America.

At the moment I'm working at: Available from 14 June 2019

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Credits

'THE MAKING OF' (WORKING TITLE)

Production company: ARCHER’S MARK; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Documentary, Sport; Broadcaster: DAZN.

9 X 30 minute documentary series on football (subject currently embargoed). for sports digital platform DAZN


ROB RINDER’S GOOD YEAR, BAD YEAR

Production company: EXPECTATION ENTERTAINMENT; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Light Entertainment, Multi camera Studio; Broadcaster: CHANNEL 4.

1 x 60 minute show featuring guests and archive presented by Robert Rinder.


GIRL SQUAD (WORKING TITLE)

Production company: FAB MEDIA GROUP; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Light Entertainment; Broadcaster: SKY 1.

Pilot entertainment show for Sky 1. Produced by Victoria Payne.


WOMEN ON THE VERGE

Production company: MERMAN TELEVISION; On-screen credit: LINE PRODUCER; Programme type: Comedy, Drama; Broadcaster: UKTV.

6 X 40 minute comedy drama starring Sharon Horgan, Kerry Condon, Nina Sosanya and Eileen Walsh. Directed by Annie Griffin and Produced by Gavin O’Grady


DAVID JASON'S SECRET SERVICE (WORKING TITLE)

Production company: OCTOBER FILMS; On-screen credit: POST PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: MORE 4.

3 X 60 minute shows presented by Sir David Jason on the history of the secret service.


CLIPTASTIC

Production company: OCTOBER FILMS; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Light Entertainment; Broadcaster: DRG.

Series of 20 x 30 half clip shows


RUDE TUBE (SERIES 11)

Production company: OCTOBER FILMS; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Light Entertainment; Broadcaster: E4.

10 x 1 hour programmes presented by Alex Zane. Studio show combining Interviews filmed on location and UGC footage.


RUDE TUBE - CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR SPECIALS (2016)

Production company: OCTOBER FILMS; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Light Entertainment; Broadcaster: CHANNEL 4.

Presented by Alex Zane. Location interviews, archive. Presenter links shot on location.


THE BIG SPRING CLEAN

Production company: OCTOBER FILMS; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: CHANNEL 4.

1 X 60 minute declutter/make over show presented by Phil Spencer.


RUDE TUBE (SERIES 10)

Production company: OCTOBER FILMS; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Light Entertainment; Broadcaster: E4.

10 x 1 hour programmes presented by Alex Zane. Studio show combining Interviews filmed on location and UGC footage.


RUDE TUBE (XMAS & NEW YEAR SPECIALS 2015)

Production company: OCTOBER FILMS; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Light Entertainment; Broadcaster: CHANNEL 4.

Presented by Alex Zane. Location interviews, archive and location/studio filming.


RUDE TUBE (SERIES 9)

Production company: OCTOBER FILMS; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Light Entertainment; Broadcaster: E4.

10 x 1 hour show presented by Alex Zane. Studio show combining Interviews filmed on location and UGC footage.


WORLD’S ANGRIEST - CAUGHT ON CAMERA

Production company: MENTORN MEDIA; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: Channel 5.

8 x 1 hour UCG/archive shows.


JUNK

Production company: BBC COMEDY; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Comedy; Broadcaster: BBC.

JUNK A 30 minute comedy quiz show pilot for BBC3 presented by Joe Lycett Producers: Alex Moody, Rupert Majendie & Simon Mayhew-Archer


STRICTLY COME DANCING (XMAS VTS)

Production company: BBC ENTERTAINMENT; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Light Entertainment; Broadcaster: BBC.

Set up one day filming for big Christmas dance number and celebrity profile shoots on location and a separate Hospital location shoot.


CHILDREN IN NEED (HARRY HILL VT)

Production company: BBC ENTERTAINMENT; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Light Entertainment; Broadcaster: BBC 1.

Short prep period to set up 2 day studio video shoot where Harry Hill recreated Aha’s ’Take on Me’ video.


LET THE MUSIC PLAY

Production company: BBC ENTERTAINMENT; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Light Entertainment; Broadcaster: BBC1.

1 x 42 minute music quiz show pilot for BBC1 Producer: John Ireland


APE MAN

Production company: BLINK FILMS; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: Nat Geo.

3 x 1 hour shows showing the similarities between humans and primates with expert talking heads and filmed experiments with a comedy feel. (This series is being transmitted in the USA as ’Going Ape’)


BRITAIN’S SHOPPERS

Production company: OPTOMEN; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

Series of 6 one hour shows with two strands, one helping businesses, the other consumer. Consumer strand had hidden camera elements.


FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD

Production company: OPTOMEN; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Reality; Broadcaster: ITV.

Factual entertainment series (on board for prep only)


THE BANK JOB

Production company: REMARKABLE (Part of Endemol group); On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Light Entertainment; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

Series of 10 live quiz shows. (Filming only - bought on to assist Line Producer with H&S and security of money).


CLONED

Production company: BBC (Entertainment); On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: BBC.

Pilot quiz show with special visual fx, primarily shot in blue screen studio with motion control rig. Producers: Tamsin Dodgson & Paul Hupfield


FLASH PRANK

Production company: SPLASH MEDIA; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Comedy; Broadcaster: MTV.

10 x 30 minute hidden camera comedy show


THE MORGANA SHOW (SERIES 1)

Production company: RUNNING BARE PICTURES; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Light Entertainment; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

5 x 30 minute sketch show starring Morgana Robinson


THE MORGANA SHOW

Production company: RUNNING BARE PICTURES; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Comedy; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

1 x 30 minute non tx pilot sketch show starring Morgana Robinson


BONEBAG! WITH ROSS LEE

Production company: RUNNING BARE PICTURES; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Comedy; Broadcaster: BBC 3.

Pilot hidden camera show starring Ross Lee (now commissioned as the series ’The Pranker’)


RUSSELL BRAND - SKINNED

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

1 x 60 minute documentary featuring Frank Skinner interviewing Russell Brand


PERSONAL FINANCE IN AN UNCERTAIN WORLD

Production company: ANGEL EYE MEDIA; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Open University.

3 X 30 minute programmes dealing with finance `bubbles`, pensions and the collapse of the banking system


ARTWORKS: RAISING KANE

Production company: ANGEL EYE MEDIA; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC Scotland.

Documentary on the rising star of the fashion world - fashion designer Christopher Kane


FUR TV - MTV MUSIC AWARD INSERTS

Production company: YUMMO/WARP; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Comedy; Broadcaster: MTV.

5 x 30 second comedy inserts with Puppets.


LIFESPAM

Production company: ARBIE PRODUCTIONS (Talkback); On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Comedy; Broadcaster: BBC3.

30 minute comedy show for BBC3


BIG FAT QUIZ 2007

Production company: HOTSAUCE; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Light Entertainment; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

2 hour comedy quiz show starring Jimmy Carr


BIG FAT ANNIVERSARY QUIZ

Production company: HOTSAUCE; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Comedy; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

2 hour special celebrating Channel 4`s 25th anniversary


GOLF WAR

Production company: CHANNEL X; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Comedy; Broadcaster: E4.

10 minute sitcom


BRITAIN`S FAVOURITE COMEDIAN

Production company: OBJECTIVE; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Comedy; Broadcaster: Channel 5.

2 hour launch show, 5 x 30 minute profiles & 1 x 60 minute results show


LITTLE BRITAIN : A SHOWBIZ MARRIAGE

Production company: VISUAL VOODOO; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Comedy, Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 5.

One hour documentary charting the careers of David Walliams and Matt Lucas


THE BIG IMPRESSION CHRISTMAS SHOW

Production company: BABY COW; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Comedy; Broadcaster: BBC1.

30 minute comedy special


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