Jude Winstanley is a freelance broadcast television Line Producer with over 20 years experience in programme-making.
Jude founded and runs the free TV jobs vacancy site theunitlist.com alongside the day job, delivers guest lectures on the subject of ‘Getting Your First Job in TV’ at various institutions and is a regular Working Group participant on industry issues.
Responsible for managing production teams of just 3 to 50+ personnel and creating budgets, Jude also looks after schedules, location management, shoot setups, H&S, kit & technology, recruitment, compliance, accounts, post production, in-job training and business affairs.
She has arranged overseas rescue of personnel under armed guard, setup shoots all over the world (and a nightclub loo in Crawley) and once had Robbie Williams sing at her.
Starting in 1997 as a Runner on game and quiz shows, she progressed through the roles of Production Secretary and Production Coordinator before becoming a Production Manager in 2004 and stepped up to the role of Line Producer in 2016.
Wide ranging credits include entertainment formats (Don’t Watch That Watch This, Mashed, Viral Tap), factual entertainment (Beauty and the Geek, Mad About The House, Made Over By), observational documentary(Fix My Family, The Woman With No Face), multi-camera fixed rig (The Nightclub Toilet) and children’s programming (Smile, Show Me What You’re Made Of).