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Janet McBride

Janet McBride is a TV producer, writer and archive film consultant based in London and Surrey. Over the past 20 years, she has worked with all the major broadcasters in the UK mainly in comedy, entertainment and factual entertainment. She has been a producer, series producer and executive producer and is well known for her work on archive and clip shows. She is also into military history and archival research and has recently produced a prestigious live music event at Westminster Hall - inside the Houses of Parliament.


I am an experienced Television Series Producer who has worked on some major projects for all the main broadcasters. I'm also a very efficient and creative Edit Producer and script writer. I've spent most of my career in Entertainment and Comedy and have recently been working in Daytime Factual too. As a Series Producer I'€™ve taken projects from development to delivery but am also happy to slot into a team as Producer or Edit Producer. I'€™ve produced studio shows, directed on location and am also an expert in archive based programming and clip shows.

SOME ACHIEVEMENTS:

A COMMONWEALTH CARNIVAL OF MUSIC (live music event)
Leading a team of volunteers and negotiating with Parliamentary Authorities, and a variety of sponsors, donors and stakeholders, I produced a live music event in Westminster Hall - inside the Houses of Parliament. The event was a centre-piece of Westminster's Diamond Jubilee celebrations and featured choirs, orchestras and dancers from all over the Commonwealth. Logistically and creatively very complex, the Carnival proved to be a huge success.I also designed, created and wrote the website and souvenir brochure and was responsible for social media and PR. 

TV'€™S NAUGHTIEST BLUNDERS (ITV1) Rebranded and produced this ITV1 ad hoc special, turning it into a long-running profitable series which regularly won its slot and ran continuously for over three years.

KIRSTY'S HOME VIDEOS (SKY ONE) Series produced Sky One’s first home-grown production to achieve a 5% audience share. The flag-ship series was re-commissioned four times and won a number of awards. TRIC AWARDS (Best Satellite TV Programme, Best Sataellite TV Personality) HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Best Entertainment Production)

BRITAIN IN THE 90s (BLIGHTY) Conceived, developed, produced and wrote 10 x 52 min episodes on a low budget in under 6 months.

BADDIEL AND SKINNER'€™S FANTASY WORLD CUP 98 (ITV1) Built worldwide relationships, put systems in place and managed the teams which enabled this successful ITV1 series to secure high quality material, cleared and ready to use to very short deadlines.

DEVELOPMENT & TEAM MANAGEMENT (AVALON TV & ITV1) Developed projects and recruited the creative teams which enabled Avalon TV's output to grow from one or two productions a year to a huge slate of productions and a multi-million pound turnover.

BUDGET MANAGEMENT (AVALON TV & ITV1) Responsible for multi-million pound budgets over a number of different projects as Executive Producer at ITV Entertainment and Head of Production at Avalon TV.

Janet McBride's Background

Janet McBride's Experience

Producer/Executive Producer at Commonwealth Carnival of Music

October 2011

The Commonwealth Carnival of Music, a spectacle of music and dance with a Commonwealth theme, will take place in Westminster Hall - inside the Houses of Parliament - on Monday 2nd July 2012 as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen. This wonderful event is the result of a collaboration between diverse groups of volunteers, performers and sponsors and is being staged in association with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (UK Branch) and Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Combining the spirit of the Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod with the Commonwealth Connecting Cultures theme for 2012, choirs and dancers representing all corners of the Commonwealth will perform in front of a 1200 strong audience made up of aspiring young performers, unsung heroes and representatives of various community and charity groups from all over the United Kingdom and beyond. For more information visit www.commonwealthcarnival.com

Producer/Director/Writer/Website Design at Freelance

January 1994

Entertainment/Comedy Entertainment & Archive Film Specialist. Executive & Series Producer/Director & Writer. Also former Head of Production, Head of Development and Head of Clips Unit at various Production Companies.

Edit Producer at Objective Productions

August 2011 - September 2011

Daytime consumer series for BBC

Lecturer in Film and Television at John Ruskin College

April 2011 - June 2011

Lecturer in Film and Television (Creative Media Studies) at a Sixth Form College taking 16-19 year olds towards Btec National Diploma

2011 Census Coordinator (Field Team Manager) at Office for National Statistics

February 2011 - June 2011

Line magement of the Local Census Collector Field Team (Woking) responsible for ensuring maximum possible return rates for the 2011 Census operation. (Data analysis & workload prioritisation; community liaison; staff management, coaching and motivation)

Website Design & SEO at FE Improvement Services

August 2010 - October 2010

Design, creation and launch of company website plus associated SEO. www.feimprovementservices.co.uk

Producer/Director/Writer at Nugus Martin/World Media Rights

January 2008 - October 2008

BRITAIN IN THE 90S. Archive based programmes looking at the major events of each of the years in the 1990s (one for each year)...from Political and Showbiz scandals, pop culture, fads and crazes to the more serious side of the news.

Producer/Director/Writer at World Meda Rights

2008 - 2008

Executive Producer/Series Producer at ITV

November 2003 - December 2006

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND HEAD OF CLIPS UNIT ITV Entertainment//Granada Productions) responsible for: as Executive Producer: Denis Norden's It'll Be Alright on the Night Denis Norden's Laughter File Now That's Embarrassing...The 80s as Series Producer & Writer: All New TV's Naughtiest Blunders

Series Producer/Director/Writer at Carlton Television

January 2001 - January 2003

Kirsty's Home Videos Video Blooper Show hosted by Kirsty Gallacher for Sky One Vinnie's Football Shorts Vinnie Jones hosted Documentary on Football Stars in TV Adverts for Sky One

Head of Production at Avalon Television

August 1998 - May 2000

Responsible for all of Avalon Television’s output including script & project development, talent liaison, forward planning, studio & facilities liaison, pre-prod, staffing & crewing-up teams inc producers, directors & writers, scheduling, budgeting & negotiations with broadcasters, compliance & health & safety etc. Responsible for overseeing development and production of: Baddiel's Syndrome (sitcom for Sky One) Time Gentlemen Please (sitcom for Sky One) Baddiel and Skinner Unplanne (live comedy chat for ITV) Harry Hill (stand-up and sketches for C4) The Frank Skinner Show (comedy chat show) The Jim Tavare Show (stand-up and sketches for FIVE) Jenny Eclair's Private Function( chat show for FVE) Quiz Ball (Game Show Pilot) Heavie Revie (Sitcom Pilot) Also responsible for Producing and/or Line producing: The Best of the Comedy Networkd THe Best of Fantasy World Cup Baddiel's Syndrome (sitcom Pilot for ITV_ Richard Herring in Fiji (location documentary for UK Play) The POD Christmas Special (for Radio One) Various TV commercials for Avalon Products

Producer at AvalonTelevision

July 1995 - June 1998

As Producer: Fantasy World Cup Live 98 (Live Topical Comedy Review & Chat Show throughout World Cup 98) The Best of the Frank Skinner Show Edited highlights of the comedy chat show series Unseen Fantasy Football Edited previously unseen highlights of the football based comedy show As Associate Producer: The Frank Skinner Show Fantasy Football League Fantasy Football League: Euro 96

Assistant Producer at BBC

1990 - 1996

Associate Producer at BBC Television

February 1994 - December 1995

The End of the Year Show with Angus Deayton Topical Comedy End of Year Review 1995 Shooting Stars First Series of the award winning comedy panel show. Fry and Laurie's A Christmas Night with the Stars Festive Entertainment Special) The Staggering Stories of Ferdinand De Bargos Surreal Cult Archive Comedy Show

Associate Producer at Kudos Productions

October 1992 - June 1993

The Almost Complete History of the 20th Century Educational archive based satirical documentaries – revoiced.

Film Librarian at BBC Archive

1986 - 1991

Janet McBride's Education

Guildford College

2011 – 2011

PTLLS

Concentration: Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector


University of Westminster

1992 – 1997

Diploma

Concentration: Turkish


Loughborough University

1985 – 1986

MA

Concentration: Information Studies


Canterbury Christ Church University

1981 – 1984

BA (Hons)

Concentration: Radio, Film, TV & Educational Broadcasting


Janet McBride's Interests & Activities

Television Production, producer, writer, director, edit producer, entertainment, comedy, history, clip shows, archive film, genealogical research, archive records research, military history, living history displays, filming of historical and military reconstructions, script writing, website design, web content creation.

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