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Claire Walsh

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Versatile, journalistically-confident, broadcast professional with strong portfolio of skills including research, development and production of factual entertainment content for broadcasters including Discovery, BBC, Sky, Channel 4 and Five. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to write comprehensive proposals and treatments. Diplomatic persuasive negotiator and problem-solver with good sense of humor and service-oriented approach, used to meeting deadlines and able to remain calm under pressure. BA Communication Studies (1st Class). Persuasive, proactive and flexible, able to work Equally well alone or as part of a team with previous experience working for high-profile and creative personalities including Elton John, Lionel Richie, Billy Connolly and Ridley Scott.


Development Producer, Asbo Sausage & Families Families, Sky One April 08
Development and writing of proposal for two prime-time factual entertainment programs. People-finding and directing or tapes for probe broadcaster.

Numiko, Leeds November 07 - June 08
Project Manager, The Wonderful North
Involving new media research project, scheduling and organization of multi-platform audio-visual project funded by Arts Council and The Northern Way. Management of press and publicity for the forthcoming exhibition www.thewonderfulnorth.com and ongoing publicity to drive traffic to site.

DISCOVERY UK, Sheffield November 07
Producer: Reports From Sheffield DocFest
Last-minute, fast turnaround commission from Discovery UK to provide footage of interviews, and GVS
B-roll from the DocFest. Shot entirely on HDCAM with full crew, interviewees include Molly Dineen, Kim Longinotto, Roger Graef, Ruhi Hamid, Steve Hewlett and Heather Croall.

Associate Producer: Teenage Wives (53 ") Sky One
Research and people-finding, writing briefs and organization of contributor profile shoots for factual entertainment programming.

KOWALSKI MEDIA, Sheffield in January 07 - September 07
Development Producer, Various
Research, development and writing of proposals for UK and international market. Working with executive producer to produce workable treatments, highlighting and resolving areas which may impact upon production.

VERYMUCHSO PRODUCTIONS, Sheffield Oct. 05 - December 06
Associate Producer, The Flapping Track (70 ")
• Research, development and writing of a comprehensive proposal Resulting in the commissioning and production of 80 "feature-length HD-observational documentary on independent greyhound racing in a rundown former pit village near Barnsley.
• Sole responsibility for negotiation and agreement of access to key locations and contributors.
• Nurturing relationships contributor and continuous monitoring of potential new stories during pre-production, production and post-production.
• Liaising with Director to discuss shoot requirements and provision of detailed reports listing story developments, character notes and related legal, political news and developments in local area and the greyhound and gambling industries.
• Shooting Recce contributor tapes and interviews on PD150 and Canon HDV XLH1.
• Management of talent throughout production, working effectively with camera crew and contributors.

VERYMUCHSO PRODUCTIONS, Sheffield Sept. 06 - December 06
Post-Production co-ordinator of "behind scenes" documentary footage for award-winning Impossible Is Nothing campaign (HD) for 180 Amsterdam.

VERYMUCHSO PRODUCTIONS, Sheffield May 06 - Sept. 06
Producer, Interstitials (7 x 3 ") & Discovery DMAX http://www.youtube.com/user/helonaki
• Research, development, production and delivery of 7 x "true to life" interstitials (HD) plus cut-downs fulfilling the editorial remit to produce "brand-building shorts" count the extraordinary stories of ordinary people.
• Directed the language interstitials Germanwings' Hang-glider "and" Tree-climber "(HD)

WALL TO WALL TELEVISION, London in August 05
Development AP, Bad Sex Week
Short-term contract proposal writing and researching for 4.5 hours of themed programming for Channel 4

CINEFLIX PRODUCTIONS, London in November 04 - July 05
Associate Producer, Baby Squad (8 x 60 ") UK TV Style
Associate Producer, Greatest Ever Machines (8 x 60 ') Five & Discovery

WALL TO WALL TELEVISION, London June 03 - November 04
Development Researcher
• Researching a variety of factual entertainment projects including generation of program ideas and format breakdowns.
• People-finding and research for additional treatments.
• Filming taster tapes with potential presenters and contributors.

WALL TO WALL TELEVISION, London June 03 - November 04
Researcher, Joe Millionaire UK

CHANNEL 4, London Sep. 02 – May 03
• Executive PA to General Manager, Film Four Channel: temporary role providing support to both General Manager and Head of Marketing.
• Executive PA to Network Creative Director: reporting to creative director, working mainly in production of series of channel idents for E4.

In 2001, I spent 8 months living and in village in Crete where I worked the late shift at a Greek bar whose main clientele were the local bar and restaurant workers.

TALKBACK PRODUCTIONS, London Feb. 00 – Apr. 01
Facilities Manager for leading UK independent production company
• Recruitment and training of reception staff and runners within office and production.
• Overseeing company’s numerous offices and completion of £4 million building project
• Researched, wrote and edited all information for internal company website and information guide.

RSA / BLACK DOG FILMS, London Feb. 99 – Feb. 00
Facilities Manager for director Ridley Scott’s commercial and promo production company
• Facilities manager for one of Europe’s leading commercials and promo production companies.
• General office and facility management; recruitment and training for runners and reception staff
• Overseeing refurbishment of main reception and company exterior; organisation of launch parties and internal events.

JOHN REID ENTERPRISES, London Sep. 97 – Feb. 99
EA to Creative Director in international artist management agency
Assisting management of international artists including Elton John, Billy Connolly, Michael Flatley, Lloyd Cole, Another Level and Lionel Richie.
• Diary management for directors and artists. As the first point of contact for all diary changes I was responsible for extremely complicated and ever-changing schedules ensuring that the addition of all promotional events, concert dates and travel arrangements was effectively coordinated and communicated internally to avoid inefficient and potentially costly wasting of clients’ time.
• Organised and assisted my boss with the recording and delivery of master of Elton John’s tribute to Princess Diana, Candle In The Wind, at the Townhouse Studios
• Organised and managed all back-stage and artist arrangements for all concerts, promo shoots and televised publicity opportunities.
• Accompanying Lionel Richie as the management representative on a month-long European-wide tour.

EA to Vice President Marketing in International Marketing Department
Working for the UK-based VP. Provided support to the VP and department in campaigns across print, billboards, cinema and broadcast for new releases including Mr. Bean; Notting Hill and The Borrowers.
Projects included:
• arranging screenings and refreshments and facilitating discussions for potential marketing partnerships with well-known brands
• working with the TV Marketing Manager to produce a glossy, full colour catalogue for the sales teams to use at MipCom to promote and sell Polygram’s extensive back catalogue

TICKETY-BOO LTD, London May 95 – Nov. 96
EA to CEO in International Artist Management Agency
• As one of two employees working for the Creative Director I assisted at JRE, I had a major involvement in this small business start-up including the setting up of new business premises, the management of the office and a separate post-production facility of a new artist management and production company.
• Managed production of BBC series Billy Connolly’s World Tour Of Australia
• Projects included researching, ghost-writing, picture selection, editing and cover design of the accompanying best-selling book of the hit TV series; the recording and production of a CD of the music from Billy Connolly’s World Tour of Scotland for distribution in retail outlets, by mail order and on sale as merchandise at national and international tour venues.

JOHN REID ENTERPRISES, London July 94 - May 95
EA to Creative Director and Artist Manager in International Artist Management agency
Supporting two very busy artist managers representing clients including Elton John. Projects included representing JRE in the organisation, planning and co-ordination of the 1990 World Aids Day concert at London’s Albert Hall featuring guest artists from the world of music. In addition to the event, I liaised with caterers and the venue to arrange a fund-raising dinner for participants, celebrities and major contributors hosted by the Elton John Aids Foundation.

4D FILMS, London Feb. 94 – July 94
Post-production Manager. Billy Connolly’s World Tour of Scotland (6 x 60’) BBC1

WALL TO WALL TELEVISION, London Feb. 91 - Dec. 93
Press and PR Officer / Development Researcher

WALL TO WALL TELEVISION, London Sep. 90 – Feb. 91
People-finding, persuasion, access and storytelling