Karen Gilchrist

Producer, Production Manager

Willing to work: London & SE England, Midlands, NW England...... MoreSW England

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Referees

Robert Waddilove, Across The Pond - robert@atp.tv
Steve Smith, Running Bare Pictures - mail@steve-smith.tv
Hilary Durman, Redbird Media - hilary@redbirdproductions.co.uk
Eddie Botsio, BBC - eddie@botsio.com

Nice things people have said about me can be found here...
http://www.karengilchrist.com/references.html

Languages

  • British sign for hard of hearing (Conversational)
  • Deaf Signing (Conversational)

Licences

Basic Driving (PLG)

Equipment

Apple laptop with Final Cut
Marantz recorder
Protools Lite

Affiliations

Women in Film and Television

Additional Information

Industries

Corporate, Online, Radio, TV

Programme Types

Corporate, Documentary, Drama: Short Film, Education, Events, Food, New Media, Observational Documentary, Religion, Studio Debate, Youth

Specialisms

Community, Cookery, Corporate Films, Disability/Special Needs, Education, Final Cut Pro, Food, Internet, Location Filming, Mental Health, New Media, Philosophy, Programme Development, Radio, Social Issues, Womens Issues, Writing, Youth Culture

About Me

I'm a producer, production manager and TV executive, with more than 25 years of TV experience. I've worked across docs, food, fact ent, education, live studio, social action and short dramas for terrestrial, satellite and international broadcasters. I've also run a YouTube-commissioned channel. Over the past year I've series produced and production managed a 13 part cookery series, produced a short drama in British Sign Language

I'm a producer, production manager and TV executive, with more than 25 years of TV experience. I've worked across docs, food, fact ent, education, live studio, social action and short dramas for terrestrial, satellite and international broadcasters. I've also run a YouTube-commissioned channel. Over the past year I've series produced and production managed a 13 part cookery series, produced a short drama in British Sign Language for the NSPCC, and produced & production managed more than 20 digital shorts for corporate clients. I've also exec produced a science series for Deaf children.

I'm calm, confident and and always full of enthusiasm and ideas. I can be flexible about where I'm based. I'm a safe pair of hands, have great contacts and lots of creativity. I love telly, and I really enjoy my work.

Media


Credits

Rachel's Coastal Cooking (Jan 2015 - Jan 2015)

LSPTV

Series Producer

Quest for The Best (Jan 2015 - Jan 2015)

LSPTV

Producer

WCMC Your Health First (Jan 2015 - Jan 2015)

LSPTV

Producer

NSPCC "PANTS" Campaign (Jan 2015 - Jan 2015)

LSPTV/Bim Ajadi

Producer

Rachel Allen: All Things Sweet (Month 2014 - Month 2014)

Liverpool Street Productions

Production Manager

World's Greatest Talent (Month 2014 - Month 2014)

Renegade Pictures

Casting Producer

Heineken VTs (Month 2014 - Month 2014)

ITN Productions

Senior Producer

Genevieve's Beautiful Food (Month 2013 - Month 2013)

Genevieve Taylor

Producer

Barclaycard Shop Talk (Month 2013 - Month 2013)

Across The Pond

Producer

Guinness World Records: OMG! (Month 2013 - Month 2013)

Across The Pond

Edit Producer

Guinness World Records: Gamers Livestream (Month 2013 - Month 2013)

Across The Pond

Producer

The Wow Show (working title) (Month 2013 - Month 2013)

Renegade Pictures

Casting Producer

Punk Chef (Month 2013 - Month 2013)

BSLBT (production company - Remark!)

Executive Producer

Development (Month 2012 - Month 2012)

Running Bare Pictures

Development Producer

Andy Bates American Street Feasts (Month 2012 - Month 2012)

Sweet TV

Producer

Guinness World Records: OMG! (Month 2012 - Month 2012)

Across The Pond

Production Manager

Rachel Allen's Cake Diaries (Month 2012 - Month 2012)

Sweet TV

Series Producer

Donor Unknown (Month 2011 - Month 2011)

Redbird Media / Met Film

Outreach (online) producer

The Dog and the Palace (Month 2011 - Month 2011)

Redbird Media / Gary Thomas

Producer

Lorraine's Last Minute Christmas (Month 2011 - Month 2011)

Running Bare Pictures

Producer

Eden Fields (Month 2011 - Month 2011)

Redbird Media / Freewheelers Theatre

Producer

Deaf Sisterhood (Month 2011 - Month 2011)

Redbird Media for BSLBT

Producer

Casablanca Calling (Month 2011 - Month 2011)

Redbird Media

Development Producer

How To Guides (Month 2010 - Month 2010)

Redbird Media / Screen South

Producer

The Time of Their Lives (Month 2009 - Month 2009)

Resource Base (Redbird) / Certain Pictures

Production Manager

Women in the Madrassa (Month 2009 - Month 2009)

Resource Base (Redbird)

Producer

A Tale of Two Nurses (Month 2009 - Month 2009)

Resource Base (Redbird)

Development Producer

Music On My Mind (Month 2008 - Month 2008)

Resource Base (Redbird)

Producer

ITV Fixers (Month 2008 - Month 2008)

Resource Base (Redbird)/Public Service Broadcasting Trust

Online Producer

Losing You (Month 2007 - Month 2007)

Resource Base (Redbird)

Producer

All About Me (Month 2007 - Month 2007)

Resource Base (Redbird)

Production Accountant

The Devil's Alliance (Month 2007 - Month 2007)

Resource Base (Redbird)

Producer

In Search of the Devil (Month 2007 - Month 2007)

Resource Base (Redbird)

Producer

The Day The Tag Came Off (Month 2006 - Month 2006)

Resource Base (Redbird)

Producer

No More Yellow Envelopes (Month 2006 - Month 2006)

Resource Base (Redbird)

Producer

Live From Iraq (Month 2006 - Month 2006)

Resource Base (Redbird)

Producer

Vee TV (Month 2006 - Month 2006)

Resource Base (Redbird)/Maverick

Researcher Trainer

Colour Coded (Month 2005 - Month 2005)

Resource Base (Redbird)

Producer

Oddsquad (Month 2005 - Month 2005)

Resource Base (Redbird)

Production Accountant

Picture of Hull (Month 2005 - Month 2005)

Resource Base (Redbird)

Production Manager

POV (Month 2004 - Month 2004)

Resource Base (Redbird)

Producer

Changemakers (Month 2004 - Month 2004)

Resource Base (Redbird)/Meridian Broadcasting Trust

Researcher/AP

Without You (Month 2003 - Month 2003)

Resource Base (Redbird)

Production Accountant

03 and Me (Month 2003 - Month 2003)

Resource Base (Redbird)

Producer

World of Difference (Month 2003 - Month 2003)

Resource Base (Redbird)

Producer

Lottery Cashback (Month 2003 - Month 2003)

Resource Base (Redbird)/Meridian Broadcasting Trust

Researcher/AP

Lion Mountain and Who Cares? (Month 2002 - Month 2002)

Resource Base (Redbird)

Production Accountant

Strong Language (Month 1999 - Month 1999)

Resource Base (Redbird)

Production Manager

Spotlight (Month 1991 - Month 1991)

Resource Base (Redbird)/Meridian Broadcasting Trust

Audience Researcher

Employment History

2011 onwards: Freelance Producer and Production Manager
1991 - 2011: Company Director and Producer for Redbird (formerly Resource Base)
1989 - 1991: TVS Researcher and Writer
1988 - 1989: Workhouse Television Researcher and Writer
1987 - 1988: Centaur Publishing Reporter

Skills

People and production management.

Programme producing for both TV and radio. Documentaries and dramas.

Writing pitches, treatments and tenders.

Budgeting, cash flow and programme accounting using Excel.

Small business management.

Fundraising and accounting for grant funding, including EU Media funding.

Recording and editing sound for radio programmes, using a Marantz and Protools, as well as Sony

People and production management.

Programme producing for both TV and radio. Documentaries and dramas.

Writing pitches, treatments and tenders.

Budgeting, cash flow and programme accounting using Excel.

Small business management.

Fundraising and accounting for grant funding, including EU Media funding.

Recording and editing sound for radio programmes, using a Marantz and Protools, as well as Sony Vegas.

Voice over and dubbing direction.

Casting and negotiation with agents.

Filming with a variety of cameras, including the Z1, EX1, V1, and 5D.

Editing with Final Cut Pro.

Also skilled in the use of Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design for print work.

Building and maintaining websites using Dreamweaver and Joomla CMS. Working knowledge of CSS.

British Sign Language Level One.

Education

1977 - 1982 Thornden Comprehensive: 11 O'levels - three A grades; seven B grades; one C grade.

1982 - 1984 Barton Peveril 6th Form: Three A grade A'levels in English Literature, History and Business Studies

1984 - 1987 Reading University: Philosophy BA (Hons) First Class

Industry Awards

RTS
Young People Now
Picture This

Also worked on three BAFTA-winning dramas