Consuelo Simmons

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Roma, Italy


Available: Yes


Consuelo Simmons

Multilingual Live Producer, Field Producer and Location Manager based in Rome, Italy. Available to work across Europe. 

As an experienced Live Producer, Field Producer and Location Manager, I have been exposed to all of the responsibilities of news-gathering and can perform under extremely high-pressure. I am also experienced in the pre-production and production of documentaries, live sports events, factual entertainment, corporate programmes and commercials.              
 I work quickly and precisely respecting stringent deadlines and can predict what will be needed. When faced with problems I take the initiative and resolve them resourcefully. I am organised, hard-working, articulate in three languages (mother tongue English-Italian, fluent French), spirited and dependable. I complete my tasks diplomatically, maintaining a professional and friendly rapport with my colleagues.

SKILLS

 
English French Italian

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/


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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 • Booking freelancers and negotiating rates • Processing all invoices and ensuring all staff/freelancers are paid on time • Day to day management of staff (rotas, holiday and any other HR issues) • Attending and co-ordinating daily, weekly and monthly planning meetings • Managing production budgets and cost reporting • Interviews and vox pops • Guest producer • Location Scout


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