How do you come up with an idea for a script or a new television series? How does the commissioning process work? How do you bring your ideas to life? What are the production processes? In this session each stage is explained from Idea to Screen.
This event is being co-hosted by The Production Guild of Great Britain
Chair – Lyndsay Duthie, CEO, PGGB and RTS TVC Committee
Head of Development, Parable Films - Chloe Seddon
Head of Production, Pulse Films - Bianca Gavin
Post-Production Supervisor, (To Olivia) – Karen Redfern
Company 3/Method Studios / No Chiefs – Dee Allen
Chair - Lyndsay Duthie – CEO The Production Guild of Great Britain, at Warner Bros Studios Leavesden UK.
Lyndsay is an award winning film and television expert with over 20 years experience in the media industry: as an educator, television executive producer and broadcaster - with credits for BBC, ITV, C4, C5, SKY and Discovery. Lyndsay’s academic career led her to become Professor of Media Education and Head of School for Film, Media and Performing Arts at the University for the Creative Arts. Lyndsay has regularly appeared on SKY News, ITV and BBC as a media commentator. She is also the co-author of The TV Studio Production Handbook (Bloomsbury) and written a variety of book chapters and articles on film and television. Lyndsay has served on the executive board for Women in Film and Television (WFTV) and has judged for the International Emmys, Royal Television Society and BAFTA Awards. She is currently on the executive committee for the Royal Television Society (TVC) and on the National Advisory Board for the British Film Commission.
Chloe Seddon - Head of Development, Parable
Chloe has worked across development and production throughout her career and has credits in everything from documentary, features and specialist factual, through to entertainment formats and reality. With early production roles at BBC Science and Windfall Films, she went on to work in development at Studio Lambert, Voltage TV and Little Gem – helping How To Lose Weight Well to get the greenlight at Channel 4. In recent years, she’s been a development executive at Wonderhood Studios and Wonder TV, developing shows including; Billy Connolly: Made In Scotland and How To Make for the BBC. She also ran development at Gobstopper TV, where she secured the company’s first commissions and series produced Just Tattoo Of Us – one of MTV’s top 5 rated shows of all time.
Bianca Gavin - Head of Production Scripted, Pulse Films
Bianca Gavin joined Pulse Films as Head of Production for the Scripted Division in November 2020. She is the primary production point of contact for all projects from development through to delivery. Pulse’s work spans Commercials, Music Videos, Documentaries including Bikram and The Beastie Boys Story to their growing scripted film and TV output including Riz Ahmed’s Mogul Mowli and Gangs of London.
This role followed her Senior Production Executive role for EU scripted originals at Amazon Studios, looking after their first slate of dramas across UK, France, Italy, Germany and Spain. Projects included the much anticipated The Power produced by Sister Pictures and Jungle, a grime and drill based drama. With more than 20 years experience in production, she worked her way up through the production department to line producer, across TV drama, comedy and feature films. Prior to joining Amazon, Bianca was Production Manager for Sky Originals, where she looked after original dramas and comedies, including Britannia and Save Me, and set up Sky Breakthrough, a work placement initiative for disabled new talent.
Karen Redfern Post-Production Supervisor (recent credits To Olivia)
Karen is a leader in Post Production and Delivery for Independent feature films and TV, with over 20 years’ industry experience across the entire Post Production process, setting up her own company Complete Post Production a couple of years ago offering Post Production Supervision, which includes budgeting, negotiating delivery schedules, managing post production workflows, and preparing all final masters including contractual paperwork for delivery. Previously working with, or for individuals as diverse as Jeremy Thomas, Wim Wenders, Takashi Katano, Jim Jarmusch, Ismail Merchant, Richard Linklater, Terry Gilliam, Anton Corbijin, Nick Broomfield, Andrea Arnold, Takashi Miike, Michael Winterbotton, Todd Haynes, Ben Wheatley and the late Bernardo Bertolucci.
Dee Allen – Company 3/Method Studios | No Chiefs
With over 20 years experience in both production and post production for commercial advertising, TV and Film, Dee has worked on projects alongside an impressive list of creatives and directors. These include Steve McQueen, Michel Gondry, Sofia Coppola and Anthony Mandler. A graduate of Goldsmiths University, he started his career in London’s Soho as an edit assistant, where he cut his teeth on TV drama, documentary and on-air broadcast projects for the likes of the BBC, Channel Four the Discovery Channel and ITV, before moving to Channel 4. By 2010 he relocated to New York taking on an Executive Producer role with VFX advertising powerhouse The Mill, where he soon moved into a global leadership position working across the company’s London, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles studios. Skilled in creative development, production and post production workflows, Dee is a Managing Partner with the UK based creative agency No Chiefs, representing emerging talent from diverse backgrounds and championing new voices in visual story telling. He currently lives in the US where he is the Vice President for Artists and Client Relations at Company 3/Method Studios.