Production Executive, Drama
What is a typical day for you in your role at Tiger Aspect?
What I love about the job is that no two days are the same as you never know what calls are going to come in from the production offices. My job is to oversee all the productions from development right through to delivery of the finished programme to the broadcaster. This includes contracting key crew, exploring production bases, setting up new production teams on our shows and ensuring they have the support they need to liaising with press and marketing organising EPK days attending readthroughs, recces and production meetings, checking credits, contracts, clearances the list seems endless which is why it keeps me on my toes!
What was your first job in the industry?
I was a runner on a German feature film over the summer holiday in my first year studying film production at uni. I had to learn all the on set calls in German and look like I knew what everyone was talking about when I didn’t! They were 18 hour days on my feet everyday – that was a long old summer. Luckily it got me my (tired) foot in the door and led to my next film job.
What other roles have you had?
I have worked my way up in the production office across both TV drama and Feature film from runner, production assistant, set PA, production assistant, Assistant coordinator, production coordinator, production manager.
What is your favourite part of the job?
The people, the buzz and the love for making something great.
What is working life like at Tiger Aspect?
Tiger is fun company to work for they are incredible at nurturing talent and bringing out the best in everyone. We work hard but we have fun and that’s so important when working long hours in a busy environment.
What are the best and worst things about working in TV?
Best – that sense of ‘We did it’
Worst- people complaining and forgetting yay ‘we did it’
What tips do you have for new entrants looking to get into TV or looking for a particular role?
Try everything then hone in and focus on the role you want to aim for and just go for it. Be persistent be enthusiastic and remember a smile and enthusiastic attitude goes a long way.
Take any paid job you can as you never know who you are going to meet and what it is going to lead on to. When you are trying to get new contacts you need to be willing to work hard no matter what the project is. Two weeks unpaid work experience is also a good lead in to paid work and make those contact who may be calling you for the next big one!
What TV shows would be in your fantasy schedule?
Obviously Peaky Blinders and Ripper Street!
Who or what would you put in Room 101?
What is the most embarrassing item in your wardrobe?
There has been a lot… now In circulation in London’s charity shops! Still can’t pull off double denim (sigh)
Who would you be on Stars In Their Eyes?
I’m definitely supposed to stay behind the camera and my singing voice is only worthy of the shower and the car (with windows shut)! But if I had to choose I would quite like to do Lionel Richie.
What is your hidden talent?