FIELDS OF EXPERTISE • Extensive experience in dealing with the Italian and the Holy See bureaucracy to obtain filming permits etc. • Booking satellite uplink trucks (DSNGs and Flyaways). • Coordinating satellite feeds for national and international broadcasts, maintaining communication with delivery partners, suppliers, and clients. • Overseeing all aspects of planned and ad-hoc shoots. • Coordinating live stand-up positions. • Organising, booking, and coordinating LIVE and ENG crews, SNGs, OB Van, fixers and editing facilities for News and Sports events both on the field and at the news desk. • Working closely with live production management teams. • Booking freelancers and negotiating rates. • Processing all invoices and ensuring all staff/freelancers are paid on time. • Day to day management of staff (rotas, holidays, and any other HR issues). • Attending and co-ordinating daily, weekly, and monthly planning meetings. • Managing production budgets and cost reporting. • Petty cash management and reconciliation. • Transcription of interviews. • Translations and subtitles. • Booking travel and accommodation for the production team and contributors. • Interviews and vox pops. • Guest producer. • Location Scout and recces. • Coordinating and handling contacts with the authorities. • Handling press accreditations, filming permits, locations and materials release forms • Coordinating information and logistics to assist the production team.
Location Manager worked on the pre-production, production and post-production of the two episodes filmed in Italy. Interviewed contributors, coordinated filming permits and logistics and handled contacts with the local authorities. http://www.channel4.com/programmes/wwiis-great-escapes-the-freedom-trails/episode-guide/