ABOUT Sian Gwilliam

I have worked on a variety of broadcast programmes and consultancy projects. These range from long running Primetime Unscripted Studio, Features, Physical & Adventure Game shows, Fact Entertainment, Comedy Panel shows, Quiz Shows, Documentary, Sport OB, Live Music, Live Events, Fixed Rig and Reality shows.

I’ve worked with teams and budgets of all sizes. Working in Sport and Unscripted I have set up and consulted on projects internationally.

I have launched, delivered and managed the International roll out of NBC hit format Game of Games, and Fox hit format Mental Samurai.

International Producers I worked with on the development and production of Game of Games;

Germany | Spain | Portugal | Australia | Thailand | Finland | Sweden |UK | Dubai / Lebanon | Greece | Italy | Belgium | France | China | Canada | Hungary | Latin America | Phillipines | Tunisia

I have spent time consulting on the set up of international hubs in Europe for Producers and 3rd parties.

I’m confident in launching, consulting and running the most difficult of productions both in the UK and internationally.

I have extensive experience in budgeting, scheduling, recruiting and managing teams, overseas filming, multi-cam, live OBs, PSC, OB, UHD, archive, compliance, insurance, H&S, and working with high profile talent and contributors.

I pride myself on my team management skills and always work in a calm and pragmatic manner. I am not daunted by any situation and I possess a friendly manner, which is always key in keeping a handle on all situations. I thrive on the challenge of creating and launching new projects.

I have held senior management roles;

International Consultant (Warner Bros International), Production Consultant (Syco & Shed), Head of Production (Outline Productions), Deputy Head of Production (Shine), Production Executive (Magnum, Olga, Alaska, STV, Studio Ramsey, Second Star, Electric Ray, Aphetor), Production Executive (Endemol), Unit Manager (Initial).

I am dedicated to managing teams to work to tight budgets and creative schedules, maintaining communication between all departments, developing project branding, working with cross-platform departments, and delivering consistent style, design and editorial themes.

Having worked as part of the  the Executive team on Big Brother and together with the formidable team, ran a ground breaking digital multi-platform event. This series was run by a 24/7 production crew, so I understand the importance of communication skills across all team and broadcaster departments.

I have dealt with my fair share of compliance issues and am constantly looking for new ideas and quality in my work and enjoys using my creative skills to ensure that each programme is on budget, gets recommissioned and thrives on teamwork.

I have also worked closely on project managing and consultation appraisals for companies, so can locate where potential problem areas for productions (hopefully). Having started in low Budget television I am confident I can manage any programme despite budgetary or schedule restrictions.

I’ve been key to the teams on these primetime shows (and worked on many pilots and the development of many large scale entertainment projects);

Game of Games (International), Masterchef (BBC2), Big Brother (C4), Celebrity Big Brother (C4), The Bafta Film Awards (ITV/BBC), Fame Academy (BBC), The Paralympics (BBC), The Commonwealth Games (BBC), Bring The Noise (SKY1), House of Tiny Tearaways (BBC3), The Priory (C4), The Simpsons Quiz Show (C4), The Lottery Show (BBC1).

Setting Up Production Hubs

WHY WORK WITH ME

  • I am a positive and creative thinker, I’m fast moving, have good judgement and strong communication skills
  • I have the ability to manage my own time and workload, including being able to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment

WHY SET UP PRODUCTION HUBS ?

  • Running a production hub ensures strategic development of crews and production space, in line with the needs of the market
  • They are key to streamlining production knowledge of formats between Producers and Technical teams
  • They offer a way to secure investment in the production, or fast track a network commission
  • The production incentives landscape is highly active, and countries offer tax incentives for setting up large scale productions

INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTION CONSULTANT SERVICES

  • Knowledge and latest information of local tax incentives;
  • Knowledge of government relations for production development and infrastructure
  • Knowledge of business practice locally
  • I can advise on the planning of master leases of facilities
  • I have experience / expert knowledge in physical production management
  • I have knowledge of production facilities and service companies and vendors in diff markets
  • I can provide contract management, negotiation skills, business development
  • I have extensive experience and knowledge of production processes across Europe
  • An understanding of COVID-19 restrictions in production spaces and during filming

INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTION CONSULTANT DELIVERY

  • Planning, structuring and delivering project research, analysis, budgets, business plans and recommendations in the form of written deliverables, and client meetings
  • I can assist in the running of client meetings and facilitating project workshops between small stakeholder groups
  • I am continuously learning and and keep up to date on relevant market trends, industry news, and technical tools
  • I can make informed business decisions, and lead with confidence and influence in the context of TV production
  • I have an understanding of the production business environment and the challenges needed to enhance my clients competitive advantage
  • I have a strong network of industry professionals and contacts

LOCAL TAX INCENTIVES

  • High-end TV production can offer countries economic impact, employment, work-force, skills and infrastructure development, and benefits such as screen tourism and national branding
  • I can apply knowledge of corporate income taxes, VAT, PAYE, NIC and obligations arising under the Foreign Entertainers Unit (FEU)
  • I can research the best financing plan, whilst looking at local incentives covering up to 25% of eligible expenditure
  • Many countries around the world offer sizeable and refundable R&D Research & Development tax credits where a business is undertaking eligible R&D activities (as prescribed in the relevant tax law of that country)

FUTHER READING

Image credit : Dominic Jackson – Steadicam Trinity

Covid – Interesting Reads

If you have any articles or guidelines that can be added to this post, please leave a comment with the details or the link below. Many thanks.

Next phase of NHS coronavirus (COVID-19) app announced

gov.uk website

The Trace App

Wired Website

COVID-19 production restart in Beijing — Follow up Q&A with Director Weiwei Si

Posted by POP Jun 5 · 4 min read

U.K. Film and TV Union Bectu to Consult Members This Week on Proposals to Restart Production (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety, May 5, 2020

British Production Sector Moves Forward Gingerly as Filming Resumes

Variety Magazine, Jun 17, 2020

UK Finalizes COVID-19 Production Guidelines – Read Them In Full

Deadline, May 31, 2020

​“Everyone took a Covid test”: ‘Eiffel’ producer on restarting filming in Paris

Deadline 11 JUNE 2020

Pinewood remains open

statement 25 March 2020

Industry Guidelines & Info

If you have any articles or guidelines that can be added to this post, please leave a comment with the details or the link below. Please note this is not an ‘approved’ list, this is a collated list of published guidelines from UK industry bodies. Please refer to the publisher/ industry body with any feedback relating to the documents and information below. Many thanks.

 

INDUSTRY GUIDELINES

 

Brighton-based creative agency Tilt has created a short film to demonstrate how productions can follow Covid-19 shooting guidelines.

BBC Info on Antigen testing here

Antigen testing Q&A

Industry resources and advice (via the BBC)

Please note the BBC or SGC is not responsible for the contents of external websites.

Pact have produced a variety of resources and information including the COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme and Self Employed Income Support Scheme. They are also producing a series of weekly webinars for their members rounding-up the latest sector-specific updates and answering questions. Find out more on the website

ScreenSkills are working with WiFTV, BECTU and RTS to set up a wide programme of free remote training including workshops, meet ups, mental health support, financial and career advice and coaching and counselling. Find out more on the screen skills website

The Film and TV Charity offer financial assistance, wellbeing support, and advice. They provide 24/7 mental health support to the industry via the Support Line 0800 054 00 00 or using Live Chat. They have also set up the Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund. The fund will be open to those working in production, distribution and exhibition. Visit the Film and TV Charity website

Creative Scotland have announced two new Bridging Bursary programmes – a Creative Scotland Bridging Bursary Fund to help sustain creative practice by freelance creative professionals who have lost earnings due to the cancelation of work as a result of COVID-19 and a parallel Screen Scotland Bridging Bursary Fund will provide similar one-off bursary support to self-employed screen sector workers. Visit the website

Northern Ireland Screen have collated information and resources relevant to the Northern Irish animation and television production industry. Find out more on the Northern Ireland Screen website

Creative England has collated advice from across the sector to provide guidance to those in the creative industries who are affected by the Coronavirus and its fallout. Visit the website

Creative Cardiff is sharing useful resources, links and information to support, inform and signpost the creative community in Cardiff. Visit the Creative Cardiff website

Equity has created resources to help members understand their rights to the different kinds of financial support available during the Coronavirus pandemic and how to claim. Visit the website

Directors UK has produced a thorough FAQs for members on their website.

BFI has a Q&A with information and guidance for freelancers, exhibitors and productions. Find out more on the BFI website

IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed have useful guidance on their website.

TV Production Guidance:
Managing the risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in production making (Version 1)

PACT

British Film Commission – Working Safely During COVID-19 in Film and High-end TV Drama Production.

This document is intended to provide high-level guidance to manage COVID-19 specific risk in producing film and high-end TV drama in the UK.

BFI industry advice and guidance on Coronavirus COVID-19

BFI

APA Covid 19 Shooting Guidelines

APA Version 1.5 -3rd June

APA Covid 19 Office Guidelines

APA Version 1.5 -3rd June

Film London COVID-19 and Code of Practice

Film London

HSE Website – Film, TV and broadcasting

HSE

POST PRODUCTION & VFX GUIDELINES

 

Guidance for Safe Working in Post-Production and VFX, produced in consultation with, and endorsed by, the British Film Commission Recovery Group.

1 June 2020

SAFETY POSTERS

APA Safety Posters

APA

Social Distancing – What You Need To Know 

NHS

First Option Safety Consultants – Covid19 Production Info Graphic

 

PPE & FACE MASKS

 

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: When and how to use masks

World Health Organisation (WHO)

Q&A: Masks and COVID-19

World Health Organisation (WHO)

Face coverings and face masks during the coronavirus outbreak

Health & Safety Executive (HSE)

FIRST AID

 

Resuscitation Council

FORMS & LEGAL ADVICE

 

UK Screen Alliance – daily health declaration template

Appendix-1-Daily-health-declaration-template

Read law firm Wiggin’s Returning to Production

Wiggins Law Firm

HMRC EMPLOYER SUPPORT

HMRC updates to support employers and payroll agents through the Coronavirus pandemic

HMRC – Download document here

FILM & TV INDUSTRY RESOURCES

Covid-19: help and advice

Film & TV

Covid19 Resources

Women in Film & Television UK

Production Guild Covid 19 advice

Production Guild

The UK Screen Alliance Guidance for Safe Working in Post Production and VFX during the COVID-19 Pandemic was produced in consultation with the following organisations:

The British Film Institute Screen Sector Task Force, The British Film Commission, COVID-19 Recovery Group Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport HSE (Health & Safety Executive), Pact, BECTU, Several US Studios, 5A Studios Aquarium Studios, Automatik VFX, Boom Cheat, Cinesite, Clear Cut Pictures, Envy, The Farm, Fifty Fifty Post, Fitzrovia Audio Post Production, Framestore, Glassworks, Gorilla TV, Grand Central Studios, Halo Post, Hireworks, Independent Post, Jellyfish Pictures, LMH, Lipsync Post, Molinare, Moonraker VFX, MPC, Roundtable Post, Salon, Silversalt Restoration, Storm TV,Technicolor, The Finish Line, West Digital, Wiggin

If your company has found this Guidance document useful and would like to be added to the list above please contact UK Screen Alliance

Guidance for Safe Working in Post-Production and VFX during the COVID-19 Pandemic

FURTHER READING & PRESS ARTICLES

Here is a link to some interesting articles about TV Production and Covid19 in general.

IMPORTANT NOTE 

Please check that any of the links and guildelines are the most up to date by checking with the respective industry body or company.  I cannot be responsible for providing any out of date information.

Always check you are working to the latest Government and industry regulations.

Check your COVID 19 Protocol is up to date, and that you have a company and network approved risk assessment and insurance in place before any production or filming starts.

 

LOCATION SOURCING

Need help in looking for a location?

I have extensive experience sourcing Studios and spaces in and around London. I can help you finding your ideal locations for a shoot, negotiate fees, terms and permission and if required manage the location during the shoot.

 

CONSULTANCY SERVICES

P R O D U C T IO N  &  E V E N T   C O N S U L T A N C Y

What I Can Deliver

  • Management from client briefing through to delivery all processes, procedures and operational requirements associated with production or event
  • Act as a point of contact for clients and all operational enquiries
  • Ensure the swift receipt and review of risk assessments, method statements and other supporting Health & Safety documents
  • Produce detailed pre and post budgets and cost monitoring
  • To attend management, department and event specific meetings with colleagues, clients and contractors
  • Work with the Senior Management, clients and operations with the creation and implementation of creative and innovative event strategies

I have:

  • Minimum 27 years experience
  • Experience of managing productions
  • Experience of working directly with key clients and stakeholders
  • Contacts with the most talented and respected production persons in the industry
  • Experience of producing pitch decks, feasibility reports, design tenders, designing budgets and schedules
  • Experience of compiling risk assessments, working with all Heads of Departments

What You Get;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Highly organised, able to multi-task and deal with high volumes of work
  • Manage multiple stakeholders effectively and considerately
  • Solution-focused approach and ‘roll up the sleeves’ attitude
  • Flexible and trustworthy
  • Expert use of MS Office packages, including Excel, PPT and Word
  • Confident with digital platforms including social media and marketing and PR departments
image credit : Giffords Circus

BROADCAST CREDITS

RECENT PROJECTS

ALASKA TV – Executive / Consultant – Studio Entertainment Format

OLGA – Production Executive – Development – Studio Entertainment Format

BBC EVENTS – Production Executive – Various Live Events

STUDIO RAMSAY – Production Executive – Development Factual Ent Series

MAGNUM – Production Executive – Studio Pilot

LOVE PRODUCTIONS – Production Executive-  Development Live Music Series

STV – Production Executive – Development Natural History Series

APHETOR – Consultant – Development Physical Game Show – International Shoot

OUTLINE PRODUCTIONS – Production Executive – Fixed Rig Reality Series

SECOND STAR – Producer – Development Music Fact Ent Series

WARNER BROS INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION (WBTIVP) – International Consultant – NBC – Primetime Series Ellen’s Game of Games

WARNER BROS INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION (WBTIVP) – International Consultant – FOX – Primetime Series – Mental Samurai

ELECTRIC RAY – Head of Production cover

SECOND STAR – Line Producer – Music Entertainment Show

STV – Line Producer – Physical Reality Series International Shoot

SONY TELEVISION – Production Executive – Physical Adventure Format –

OBJECTIVE MEDIA GROUP – Production Executive – Crime Recon Documentary 

RACONTEUR ASSOCIATES – Production Executive – Fact Ent Make over series

MORE CREDITS

TWENTYSIX03 | SKY 1 -Line Producer on the new Primetime Friday night music studio based & comedy show for Sky 1 (Studio Show) OLGA TV | ITV Production Exec cover for Head of Production on The Paul O Grady Show (Studio Show)
FOUNDER Creative Bus Stop : Cultural Event Listings website for London Kids (Entrepreneur) EVENT CONSULTANT Millfield OM Foundation Ball for 1200 people at The Grosvernor House Hotel, 2015 (Event)
OUTLINE PRODUCTIONS. Head of Production. Worked closely with MD’s Laura Mansfield and Helen Veale restructuring the company. SYCO |SHED MEDIA | Production Consultant. Working with Executives at SHED, producing a presentation and budget for a unique, large scale, long term project. (Reality/ Event)
SHINE | Deputy Head of Production SHINE | DONT MOVE IMPROVE Production Executive on this new series for ITV1. TX 2005 (30×45). (Location Show)
SHINE | DIAL M (PILOT) Line Producer on this studio pilot for BBC1 Entertainment( 1 x 45 STUDIO). SHINE | THE SIMPSONS QUIZ SHOW Line Producer on this first series studio show for C4 (1 x 45 STUDIO). TX 2004. (Studio Show)
SHINE | BUILD A NEW LIFE Production Executive on this first series for C5. TX 2005. (12 x 60). (Location based) SHINE | MASTERCHEF – GOES LARGE Production Executive, Developed and negotiated this first studio & location based series. BBC2. TX 2005. (30 x 30)
SHINE | NICE HOUSE, SHAME ABOUT THE GARDEN Production Executive, First Series of this features show for C5. TX 2005 (8 x 30). (Location based) ITV | THE MINISTRY OF MAYHEM Line Producer for the production of titles and graphics for this new ITV Saturday morning children’s show. Producer – Steve Kidgell (Studio show)
INITIAL (Part of Endemol)46664 THE CONCERT  Production Manager – International Clients and crews for this worldwide event based in Cape Town on 29/11/03. Producer – Lisa Chapman (Music/ Events) 2DTV | ITV BOGNOR OR BUST  Line Producer for 2DTV on this pilot for the ITV Network, hosted by Angus Deayton. Giles Pilbrow – Producer, Joanna Beresford, MD.  (Studio show)
FULL FRONTAL FASHION Production of PSC shoots for London Fashion Week, 2003. (Location/ Event) DARRYL MACQUEEN | ITV SATURDAY MORNING SHOW PITCH Budget Consultation for Darryll Maqueen on this pitch for the ITV network.  (Studio show)
ITV CHILDREN’S PILOT Consultation for a leading animation company on this project for the ITV network.  (Studio show) AT IT PRODUCTIONS : SELECT-A-BEAU Line Producer for these 9 shows for Sky’s music channel FLAUNT, working to AT IT Executive Producer – Chris Fouracre (Music/ Studio/ Events)
LION TELEVSION | FASHION HOUSE: Production Consultant for Lion Television on this reality based fast turn around show for C4. Working to Series Producer – Nikki Wardell (Reality/ Event) AT IT PRODUCTIONS| T4 (SATURDAY AND SUNDAY) Line Producer for AT IT Productions, overseeing the new infra-structure and designing production systems for T4 for Channel 4. Working to Executive Producer – Tamsin Summers and Head of Production – Paul Day (Music/ Events)
C4/ ENDEMOL : BIG BROTHER 3 TITLES Producer working with Titles Director Chris Howe for Endemol UK Head of Reality – Phil Edgar Jones  (Studio show) ENDEMOL |CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER TITLES Producer working with Director Chris Howe for Endemol UK Head of Reality – Phil Edgar Jones  (Studio show)
C4/ UMTV : BOYS AND GIRLS TITLES Producer working with Director Chris Howe for UMTV Executive Producer – Chris Evans  (Studio show) UMTV | TERRY & GABY TITLES Producer working with Director Chris Howe for UMTV Executive Producer – Chris Evans (Promo)
ITV/ TALKBACK : DESIGN WARS Production Consultation for Talkback’s ITV reality, daytime commission working with Series Producer – Wendy Rattray (Location/ Reality) C4/ UMTV : BOYS & GIRLS – (SAT SHOW, FRIDAY SHOW, E4 SHOW) Line Producer – Boys & Girls Live Saturday Show. Boys & Girls Friday. Boys & Girls Do It With Dougie. Series 1 of Live Primetime Entertainment show for Channel 4 – 2003. Series Producer – Rob Clark  (Studio show)
ENDEMOL |CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER 2 Unit Manager – working closely with the Executive Team and all production staff and crew on the prep. and production of Series 2 of the 24 hr daily coverage and daily live shows for Channel 4. Editor – Helen Hawken  (Studio show) WALL TO WALL | CELEBRITY EDWARDIAN COUNTRY HOUSE Unit Manager – Budget preparation of this Wall to Wall proposal for Channel 4.
ENDEMOL | FAME ACADEMY LAUNCH SHOW Unit Manager – Budget development and consultation for this BBC1 Event. MD – Laurence Jones  (Studio show) ENDEMOL| BIG BROTHER 3 Unit Manager – Management of 3 management teams, covering daily shows, Live Eviction shows, and location and house supervision. Exec.P – Phil Edgar Jones
INITIAL | THE BAFTA FILM AWARDS 2001& 2002 Production Executive & Production Manager ( 2001 show ) of these Initial Events. Broadcaster, BBC1 & Sky One contact for all budgetary issues. Producer – Lisa Chapman INITIAL | FEAR FACTOR ( DEV) Budget and broadcaster negotiating /approval. EP – Tim Hincks
INITIAL | SPY TV ( DEV) Budget and broadcaster negotiating / approval. EP – Dominic English (Location Show) INITIAL | Q AWARDS Production Executive. Overseeing commission negotiation and production set up. Producer – Katherine Allen  (Event show)
INITIAL | PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE : Working to MD – Laurence Jones developing, staffing, managing and negotiating Music Events and Music programme proposals and factual ent. Productions – often last minute problem solving! (Location/ Events/ Studio/ Reality) INITIAL | C4 BREAKFAST SHOW PILOT Unit Manager of Endemol/ ITN bid for new C4 breakfast slot. Working closely with ITN HoD to produce 2 hr pilot within very tight schedule. Editors – Dominic English & Peter Barron  (Studio show)
INITIAL | BAR WARS Production Manager – Set Up 2nd largest international location based production for Initial Television. C4 & E4. EP – Tim Hincks (Location) INITIAL/ THE PEOPLE’S AWARDS | BBC1 Production Manager – Initial for BBC 1 Second largest TV & Music Event of 2000 recorded at Royal Albert Hall. Series Producer – Martin Scott (Event Show)
RDF TELEVISION | ALL SORTS Production Manager -RDF for Channel 4. 60 x 30 mins comedy lifestyle for Daytime. EP – Matthew Frank (Location Show) API | BBC : PARALYMPICS, SYDNEY Production Manager -BBC 12 x 1 hour full coverage of 2000 & 1996 Paralympics from Olympic Park. EP – Gary Imlach (Event Show)
RDF TELEVISION |ONE SMALL STEP Production Manager -RDF for Channel 4. 1x 180 mins live studio show about the Apollo Landings. EP – David Frank (Studio) ABSOLUTELY PRODUCTIONS. THE JACK DOCHERTY SHOW Production Manager -Series for Absolutely Prod. for C5. EP – Phil Edgar Jones (Studio Show)
GINGER TELEVISION |C4 : THE PRIORY Production Manager -Ginger TV for C4 (LIVE Series ) 1 hour celebrity chat show- multi camera OB with live music, presented by Zoe Ball & Jamie Theakston. EP – Phil Edgar Jones (Studio) C4/ INITIAL (part of Endemol) : DO NOT SLEEP Production Manager -Initial TV – 4 hour LIVE show for C4Later TX 23.12.00 from Sound Republic. Producer – Jo Pilkington (Studio)
GINGER TELEVISION | BBC1 : RED ALERT & NATIONAL LOTTERY : Production Manager -Ginger TV for BBC 1 Multicamera Studio Lottery Show (LIVE Series) with Lulu. EP – Dave Granger (Studio) VTV | BBC 1 : PARALYMPICS, SYDNEY Production Manager – working to Editor on this daily coverage for BBC Sport. EP – Trevor Morris (Event/ Sports)
RDF TELEVSION : DREAM TICKET Production Manager -RDF for LWT Series 10 x 30 minute Travel Show. EP – Matthew Frank (Location) API TV : COMMONWEALTH GAMES ’99, MALAYSIA Production Manager -API TV for Worldwide Daily Highlights programme, produced in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. EP – David Mannion (Event/Sports)
INTERFERENCE/ C4 : PINK PLANET Production Manager – Pilot Gay travel show for C4, Just TV and Interference Productions. (Location/ Travel) ACTION TIME : 1 TO 3 Action Time for Sky One – Production Coordinator. EP – Peter Usher (Studio)
HYBRID | NRG. Presenter, Aerobics show for HYBRID TV. (Location) ACTION TIME | THE LIVE SIX SHOW Action Time for Sky One – Production Coordinator. EP – Peter Usher (Studio/ Location)
TWI | OLYMPIC TELEVISION ARCHIVE BUREAU : Archive researcher, working in this department at TWI. (Event/ Sports) TWI | ATP TENNIS : Production Assistant, on this international show for TWI.
ACTION TIME | STARSTRUCK Production Coordinator on this pilot. Action Time Ltd., HYBRID/ HOME TRUTH’S : Production Manager, children’s studio show. Action Time for Carlton. Producer – Lisa Edwards. (Studio)
HYBRID | TELL TALES : Producer, children’s shows for HYBRID TV. (Studio) API TELEVISION : PARALYMPICS, ATLANTA Researcher/ Coordinator on this 2 week daily highlight show for BBC1. EP – Trevor Morris (Event/ Sports)
TRANSWORLD INTERNATIONAL (TWI) Researcher and Librarian : various duties at this successful Sports Production Company (Event/ Sports) HYBRID TV (part of HTV West)Year Long Apprentice Program : Producer, Researcher, Studio Coordinator, Stylist, Floor Manager : worked with Sacha Baron Cohen on his first ever TV show. (Studio/ Location)

CONTACT

Sian Gwilliam

Mobile : +44 (0) 7958 385 929

sian.gwilliam@me.com

TV Production Consultant, Executive Producer, Production Executive, Line Producer, Producer, International Consultant, Technical Consultant

Linkedin | Talent Manager | Production Managers Association

Please contact me to discuss your production needs. My rate is dependant on the length of day, production period and involvement.

I can work from my co-working office or home, and am happy to be scheduled in for all production meetings, and any other appointments.

I hold a full driving licence, first aid certificate, Covid 19 training and have Disclosure and Barring Service ( DBS ) certification for working with children.

TV PRODUCTION SERVICES AVAILABLE

  1. Source all technical crew – camera, sound, assistants, jib operators etc
  2. Source kit including HD camera, sound, Jibs, cranes, dollys, steadicams, cherry pickers, helicopters
  3. Source all stock
  4. Provide production Staff, runners, chaperones and airport meet and greet service
  5. Provide production support staff including art department, make up, wardrobe, caterers and security
  6. Location Finding & Studio Hire
  7. Budgeting, Scheduling & Call sheets
  8. Extras, contributors, audience finding
  9. Accommodation to suit any budget
  10. International Transportation: visas, flights, excess baggage, carnets
  11. Transportation within the UK: flights, trains, car hire, taxis, couriers
  12. Permits, Local Permissions, Police Permissions & Parking
  13. Health & Safety – Risk Assessments & any insurance requirements plus on site medical staff
  14. Post production: Full edit facilities, Online and offline editors inc. Avid & final cut pro, sound mixers, colourists, Voice over artists, scripts and all paperworkWhat I

TV Production Services

Myself and colleagues, offer productions from all over the world a stress free shoot, production or event in the United Kingdom.

These are the areas or Production I have expertise in;

Hiring production personnel for TV

Technical/ Camera Crew hire

Camera/ Audio and Lighting hire

Designers and Art Direction hire

Local crew

Location Sourcing and Management

Post Production & Graphics

Music & Archive Clearance

Hospitality & Wrap Parties

Studio Hire

Casting Agents & Talent Agents

Filming Permits

Health & Safety

Hotel and Travel

Unit Drivers and Airport Transfers

Visa Assistance

Catering
I am a one stop service for Film & TV Production no matter how big or small your production is.

With 20 years television experience, I am able to offer you a full range of services that will facilitate your production needs for television, film or events.

I can assist companies within the UK and from overseas with all your production needs.

As each shoot or event will vary in size and budget, my rates will be specific to your filming requirements. Please call or email today telling me exactly what you need and I will provide you with a tailor-made quote.

ITV DELIVERY GUIDELINES

GUIDELINES

https://www.itv.com/commissioning/articles/producers-guidelines

ITV CODE OF CONDUCT
https://www.itv.com/_data/documents/pdf/Code%20of%20Conduct%20(May%202018).pdf

ITV COMMISSIONING COMMITMENTS

TECHNICAL ADVICE

The first point of contact is Bill Brown, Head of Media Standards, who is responsible for ensuring delivered content meets ITV’s technical delivery standards. Contact bill.brown@itv.com or telephone 020 715 66542 or 07917 577 700.

DELIVERY FORMATS & TECH GUIDELINES

https://www.itv.com/commissioning/articles/technical-guidelines

The only acceptable delivery format is an AS-11 UK DPP file.

please refer to Schedule D and ITV Technical Specification for the Delivery of Television Programmes as AS-11 DPP UK files or contact ITV’s Content Operationsteam on contentoperations@itv.com

ALBERT SUSTAINABILITY

DATA PROTECTION

Close Contact cohorts protocol

ITV Covid Guidelines – Close Contact Cohorts and increased screening for COVID-19 – protocol for TV production 13/07/20

SUMMARY

It sets out arrangements whereby pairs and/or small groups of people would be able to interact in much closer contact. 

This approach is only appropriate where all other mitigation measures are not feasible, and remains in addition, rather than a replacement for, the rigorous wider risk mitigation and hygiene measures that are set out in the broader guidance.

Risk Mitigation – close contact cohorts (CCCs)

The establishment of close contact cohorts (CCCs) supported by increased screening for this group, through the establishment of routine of PCR testing (hereafter “PCR tests”), may be introduced as a key element of a risk mitigation plan.

Risk Mitigation – weekly testing

The screening regime proposed will decrease the likelihood that someone with the virus will be within the cohort.

This testing would be on a regular basis (weekly) alongside other daily screening routine checks for symptoms etc. 

This approach offers a reasonable and sensible level of risk mitigation but it cannot eliminate risk.

These tests are commonly referred to as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests – Suitable consent will need to be sought from the individual to undertake the test.

With current testing provision that will generally mean approximately 48 hours pre-entering set

Risk Mitigation – Social Distancing

CCC members will be asked to adhere to social distancing requirements during the time between their test sample being taken and their arrival on set following their test result in line with the prevailing government guidance in place at the time.

Note; The CCC mirrors the concept of ‘fixed teams’ in the British Film Commission’s Working Safely During COVID-19 in Film and High- end TV Drama Production.

A cohort will be as small a number of people as possible who unavoidably need to be in close contact with each other. 

Info : ITV Producers guidelines

COVID RA Guidance

UK Broadcast Covid Information 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Risk Assessment Guidance – Basic requirements

1. Specifically consider people at higher risk of harm 

is anyone ‘clinically vulnerable’? – Do they require a personalised risk assessment ?

2. Heighten precautions for everyone at work

Good practice is to : ‘Wash your hands more frequently and at least for 20 seconds each time. Use soap and water or a hand sanitiser when you: get home or into work, blow your nose, sneeze or cough, eat or handle food’.

A raised temperature is one of the most common signs of developing COVID-19. If you choose to introduce temperature checks.appropriate protocols will need to be developed and due consideration given to any potential data privacy issues.

Check contact details and emergency details are up to date

Ensure production team are up to date on training, and that this is detailed through the RA process

If someone displays symptoms, they should self isolate, or return home from work. They should order a home test. 

https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test. If they don’t have access to the internet, a test can be ordered by calling 119 (in England, Wales and Northern Ireland) or 0300 303 2713 (in Scotland).

What is close contact ?

Close contact is defined in guidance, accurate at the time of this update guidance, as;

● having face-to-face contact with someone (less than 1 metre away)

● spending more than 15 minutes within 2 metres of someone

● travelling in a car or other small vehicle with someone (even on a short journey) or close to them on a plane

Additional requirements in the event of multiple outbreaks in the workplace

If you have more than one case of COVID-19 in the workplace, you should contact your local health protection team to report the suspected outbreak (find your local team through – https://www.gov.uk/health-protection-team).

3. Reduce the number of people involved

This is a key control to managing the risk and should be considered before a more detailed risk assessment, key considerations should be;

● Minimise workers needed on site to complete the work activity.

● Maximise technology to enable roles and activities to be done from home and remotely wherever possible.

● Segregate people within the working area to minimise close contact and maintain

social distancing as far as possible.

4. Consider editorial ‘on camera’ requirements 

A key risk to consider is how the creative and editorial requirements of the production are met and agreed with Commissioning Networks within the parameters of the current restrictions. Key considerations should be;

Changes to script and scenes to take into account social distancing.

● Changes to set to take into account social distancing.

● Use of ‘green screens’ to ‘down the line’ to support minimising numbers on production.

● Scripts should be provided as early as possible to support with planning.

● Directors and other relevant roles may need to be brought on earlier in the planning and prep for production to establish what is required to deliver the production within the restrictions of managing the COVID-19 risk.

5. Consider mental health and wellbeing

Those having to work from home may experience social isolation while those having to come to a studio or location may be fearful of the risk of becoming infected. It is therefore essential that overall wellbeing and mental health are considered within the risk assessment for production and that those responsible understand the wellbeing needs and requirements of their teams.

The Film and TV Charity is committed to supporting the film and TV workforce in returning to production after COVID-19 and provides many useful resources for production along with support routes for the workforce.

6. Feedback loop

It is important to ensure there that production teams are reporting any shortfalls (and successes/learnings) to ensure the risk assessment process is effective and actively reviewed.

On a production basis it is important to have a clear procedure for raising concerns, you should also consider if an explicit commitment that no one will be sanctioned for refusing to work in an unsafe environment would support people in raising concerns.

Credit : BBC. ITV, Production Guild

TESTIMONIALS

Sian is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is fast and efficient. She thinks proactively and is always coming up with new solutions to problems. She cares about her job and has a lovely manner. I have very much enjoyed working with her as we set up this big, new entertainment show”.

– Antonia Hurford Jones (Executive Producer)

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