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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Neil
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Production
  • Script Writing for Film
  • Script Writing for Television
Levels
  • All Levels

Structuring and Scripting for Documentary and Film and TV / London or SKYPE tutoring

Methodology

If you need any guidance writing, structuring a script, developing a script, developing an idea for a documentary or a film. Can do SKYPE tutorials, home tutorials or come to you if you're London based.
Lessons are fun and interactive

Background

Award Winning Producer experienced in creating and producing a wide range of factual genres from investigative documentaries to magazine programmes, delivering high quality, popular shows. Key strengths include: recognising inspirational ideas and taking them from initial concept to successful programmes; pioneering solutions-based journalism for international broadcasters to deliver watchable and entertaining factual programming
Executive Producer / Series Producer
Director
Negotiation / Leading Pitches
Training / Mentoring

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £30/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £150
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £300
Lessons offered by Neil
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Production
  • Script Writing for Film
  • Script Writing for Television
Levels
  • All Levels

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £30/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £150
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £300

Neil's CV

Executive Producer
Company NameTVNZ
Dates May 1986 – Nov 1997
Location: New Zealand, country-wide
TVNZ was reintroducing a former wholly-owned subsidiary into the company. Led the migration, retooling and retraining of 5 regional newsrooms. Identified underperforming/surplus staff; restructured all 5 news bulletins; created new resource-saving segments; led design/installation of wide area network; hired new reporting staff; negotiated new T&Cs; and led day to day executive production. Succeeded in migrating and revitalising all 5 newsrooms, exceeding all deadlines and achieving savings of NZ$multi-million.


Television Manager (Commissioner)
Company NameNZ on Air
Dates May 2000 – Feb 2005
LocationWellington, New Zealand
NZ On Air, a Government agency, were keen to revitalise relationships with their stakeholders. Led the television and film funding team. Nurtured/repaired relations in network/independent production sector; planned/managed annual budget of NZ$62M; worked with CEO on annual strategic plan; wrote children/documentary/drama strategies; negotiated new rights/recoupment deals; and negotiated increased broadcaster contributions. Succeeded in achieving all genre and strategic plan targets on time and within budget.


Executive Producer/creator, earthrise
Company NameAljazeera English
Dates Sep 2011 – Aug 2014
LocationLondon, United Kingdom
Aljazeera English (AJE): Factual/Ent Series, "Earthrise": Creator/Exec Producer (5 years)
 AJE lacked any light material or environmental coverage. Created/produced a "good news" environmental programme. Formatted/pitched/piloted 12x0.5 hour series; pioneered "solutions based journalism"; assembled/trained in-house team/international freelancers on science reporting/producing; wrote/produced 3D animation infographics; and commissioned/EP'd 130+ global items. Succeeded in creating a series which won FPA Best Environment Show 2 years running, was copied by France24 and is still AJEs most popular show.




Creator/Executive Producer, The CURE
Company NameAljazeera English
Dates Jan 2012 – Sep 2014
Location: London, United Kingdom
AJE's research revealed they lacked sufficient health coverage. Created and led a 30' Health/Science show to fill this gap. Developed/pitched format in 2 days; identified funding; piloted format; sourced/auditioned medical professionals; trained them in reporting; commissioned/EP'd numerous global health items; and wrote/produced 3D animation infographics. Succeeded in delivering a critically acclaimed series, winning FPA award for Best Science Show in 1st year, with show now in its 4th year.



Producer/Director/Reporter. "Lost in Translation"
Company Name: Cairn Media
Dates Sep 2014 – Sep 2015
LocationLondon, United Kingdom
Noon Vision were commissioned to deliver an investigative documentary into the EgyptAir flight 990 crash. Engaged to produce/investigate 48' documentary. Sized/scheduled work-flow/shooting schedule; identified/negotiated with key talent; uncovered new information around crash; commissioned/wrote/directed ground-breaking 3D animation reconstruction sequences; and gained 1st ever interview with Egyptian investigation lead. Succeeded in delivering a programme on time on budget, which exposed the real crash cause.


Producer
Company Name : TIMA
Dates Employed: Jul 2016 – Mar 2017
Location: London
Mali W'Malak - consumer affairs in the Arab world. Looking for contributors.


Consultant Producer
Company - Producer at BBC
Dates Employed Mar 2017 – Present Employment
Location: Beirut District, Lebanon

Executive Producer/Producer
Company Name Freelance
Dates Employed Oct 2017 – Present Employment
Location: London



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