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Elinor Day

Producer

Elinor Day began her career as a BBC script editor, working with David Thompson in the Films department. She script edited a number of single TV films, including ‘The Hour of the Pig’, ‘Safe’ (Antonia Bird) and ‘Cold Comfort Farm’ before starting to produce. While at the BBC she produced five films: ‘Loved Up’ (Peter Cattaneo, Ol Parker), ‘In Your Dreams’, ‘Killing Me Softly’, ‘The Perfect Blue’ and ‘Face’ (Ronan Bennett, Antonia Bird).

 

In 1998 Elinor joined FilmFour as Deputy Head of Production. Over five years, Elinor was commissioner and executive producer of more than a dozen features including ‘East Is East’ (Ayub Khan Din, Damien O’Donnell), ‘Gangster No 1’ (Mellis & Scinto, Paul McGuigan), ‘Late Night Shopping’, ‘Charlotte Gray’ (Jeremy Brock), ‘Jump Tomorrow’ (Joel Hopkins) and ‘The Warrior’ (Asif Kapadia). In 2002 Elinor started her own production company.

 

In April 2005 Elinor joined Darlow Smithson as Head of Film, working on theatrical documentaries and drama projects. In 2007 she produced ‘Impact Earth’ (Dominic Morgan and Matt Harvey, directed by Keith Boak), ‘Clapham Junction’ (Kevin Elyot, directed by Adrian Shergold) and ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ (Deborah Moggach, directed by Jon Jones), and in 2008 she produced ‘U Be Dead’ (Gwyneth Hughes, directed by Jamie Payne).

 

Whilst at Darlow Elinor also executive produced the award-winning documentary ‘Thriller in Manila’ (directed by John Dower) and ‘Micro Men’, written by Tony Saint and directed by Saul Metzstein.

 

Elinor left Darlow Smithson in 2009 to return to independent production. Her first project was the series of short films under the ‘Coming Up’ umbrella, for Channel 4 / Touchpaper TV (a subsidiary of RDF). In 2010 Elinor series produced Series 4 of ‘Secret Diary Of A Call Girl’ for Tiger Aspect / ITV2. In 2011 Elinor produced ‘White Heat’ by Paula Milne (directed by John Alexander) – 6 x 60 mins for BBC 2 / ITV Studios.

 

In January 2012 Elinor joined Scott Free as an Executive Producer, developing and producing/exec producing projects for their TV slate.

Credits

CAREER SUMMARY
Company:
Smuggler Pictures
Project details:
Executive Producer
Company:
Scott Free Films UK
Project details:
Executive Producer
Company:
The Light Club
Project details:
Independent Producer
Company:
Darlow Smithson
Project details:
Head of Film
Company:
The Light Club
Project details:
Independent Producer
Company:
FilmFour
Project details:
Deputy Head of Production
Company:
BBC Drama
Project details:
Producer
Company:
Sadler’s Wells / Independent
Project details:
Theatre Director
FILMOGRAPHY
Production (role):
WHITE HEAT
Company:
ITV Studios / BBC America
Project details:
Executive Producer/ Producer

Wr. Paula Milne

Dir. John Alexander
Production (role):
SECRET DIARY OF A CALL GIRL (Executive Producer / Producer)
Company:
Artist Rights Group / ITV / Silver Apples Media / Tiger Aspect Productions
Project details:
Executive Producer / Producer

Series 4

Wrs. Belle de Jour, Nancy Harris, Lucy Prebble, Paul Duane

Dirs. Samuel Donovan, Alex Garcia Lopez, Wayne Yip



Production (role):
COMING UP
Company:
Ideal World Productions / Touchpaper Television
Project details:
Executive Producer / Producer

7 Episodes

Wrs. Ronan Blaney, Richard T. Kelly, Simon Lewis, Abby Ajayi, Tom Bidwell, Geoff Bussetil, Pete Jordi Wood

Dirs. Matthew Lenton, Michael Lennox, Lisa Gornick, Destiny Ekaragha, Alex Garcia Lopez, Samuel Donovan, Harry Wootliff



Production (role):
MASTERPIECE CLASSIC
Company:
WGBH
Project details:
The Diary of Anne Frank

Wrs. Kathleen Cahill, Richard Maurer, Deborah Moggach, Francine Prose, Bennett Singer

Dir. Jon Jones
Production (role):
MICRO MEN (Executive Producer / Producer)
Date: 2008
Production (role):
U BE DEAD (Executive Producer / Producer)
Date: 2007
Production (role):
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK (Executive Producer / Producer)
Date: 2007
Production (role):
THRILLER IN MANILA (Executive Producer / Producer)
Date: 2007
Production (role):
CLAPHAM JUNCTION (Executive Producer / Producer)
Date: 2007
Production (role):
IMPACT EARTH (Executive Producer / Producer)
Date: 2004
Production (role):
SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE SILK STOCKING (Executive Producer / Producer)
Date: 2004
Production (role):
GUNPOWDER, TREASON AND PLOT (Executive Producer / Producer)
Date: 2002
Production (role):
THE ACTORS (Executive Producer / Producer)
Date: 2002
Production (role):
MIRANDA (Executive Producer / Producer)
Date: 2001
Production (role):
CHARLOTTE GRAY (Executive Producer / Producer)
Date: 2001
Production (role):
THE WARRIOR (Executive Producer / Producer)
Date: 2001
Production (role):
LUCKY BREAK (Executive Producer / Producer)
Date: 2001
Production (role):
CRUSH (Executive Producer / Producer)
Date: 2001
Production (role):
DOG EAT DOG (Executive Producer / Producer)
Date: 2001
Production (role):
LATE NIGHT SHOPPING (Executive Producer / Producer)
Date: 2000
Production (role):
SOME VOICES (Executive Producer / Producer)
Date: 2000
Production (role):
GANGSTER NO. 1 (Executive Producer / Producer)
Date: 1999
Production (role):
EAST IS EAST (Executive Producer / Producer)
Date: 1997
Production (role):
THE PERFECT BLUE (Executive Producer / Producer)
Date: 1997
Production (role):
IN YOUR DREAMS (Executive Producer / Producer)
Date: 1997
Production (role):
FACE (Executive Producer / Producer)
Date: 1996
Production (role):
KILLING ME SOFTLY (Executive Producer / Producer)
Date: 1995
Production (role):
LOVED UP (Executive Producer / Producer)
Date: 1995
Production (role):
COLD COMFORT FARM (Script Editor)
Date: 1994
Production (role):
CAPTIVES (Script Editor)
Date: 1993
Production (role):
SAFE (Script Editor)
Date: 1993
Production (role):
THE HOUR OF THE PIG (Script Editor)
SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS
MA, Cambridge, 1982 - 85

Credits

  • Company
    Project details
  • Company: Smuggler Pictures
    Project details: Executive Producer
  • Company: Scott Free Films UK
    Project details: Executive Producer
  • Company: The Light Club
    Project details: Independent Producer
  • Company: Darlow Smithson
    Project details: Head of Film
  • Company: The Light Club
    Project details: Independent Producer
  • Company: FilmFour
    Project details: Deputy Head of Production
  • Company: BBC Drama
    Project details: Producer
  • Company: Sadler’s Wells / Independent
    Project details: Theatre Director
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date:
    Production (role): WHITE HEAT
    Company: ITV Studios / BBC America
    Project details: Executive Producer/ Producer

    Wr. Paula Milne

    Dir. John Alexander
  • Date:
    Production (role): SECRET DIARY OF A CALL GIRL (Executive Producer / Producer)
    Company: Artist Rights Group / ITV / Silver Apples Media / Tiger Aspect Productions
    Project details: Executive Producer / Producer

    Series 4

    Wrs. Belle de Jour, Nancy Harris, Lucy Prebble, Paul Duane

    Dirs. Samuel Donovan, Alex Garcia Lopez, Wayne Yip



  • Date:
    Production (role): COMING UP
    Company: Ideal World Productions / Touchpaper Television
    Project details: Executive Producer / Producer

    7 Episodes

    Wrs. Ronan Blaney, Richard T. Kelly, Simon Lewis, Abby Ajayi, Tom Bidwell, Geoff Bussetil, Pete Jordi Wood

    Dirs. Matthew Lenton, Michael Lennox, Lisa Gornick, Destiny Ekaragha, Alex Garcia Lopez, Samuel Donovan, Harry Wootliff



  • Date:
    Production (role): MASTERPIECE CLASSIC
    Company: WGBH
    Project details: The Diary of Anne Frank

    Wrs. Kathleen Cahill, Richard Maurer, Deborah Moggach, Francine Prose, Bennett Singer

    Dir. Jon Jones
  • Date:
    Production (role): MICRO MEN (Executive Producer / Producer)
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): U BE DEAD (Executive Producer / Producer)
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK (Executive Producer / Producer)
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): THRILLER IN MANILA (Executive Producer / Producer)
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): CLAPHAM JUNCTION (Executive Producer / Producer)
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): IMPACT EARTH (Executive Producer / Producer)
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE SILK STOCKING (Executive Producer / Producer)
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): GUNPOWDER, TREASON AND PLOT (Executive Producer / Producer)
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Date: 2002
    Production (role): THE ACTORS (Executive Producer / Producer)
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Date: 2002
    Production (role): MIRANDA (Executive Producer / Producer)
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): CHARLOTTE GRAY (Executive Producer / Producer)
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): THE WARRIOR (Executive Producer / Producer)
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): LUCKY BREAK (Executive Producer / Producer)
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): CRUSH (Executive Producer / Producer)
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): DOG EAT DOG (Executive Producer / Producer)
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): LATE NIGHT SHOPPING (Executive Producer / Producer)
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Date: 2000
    Production (role): SOME VOICES (Executive Producer / Producer)
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Date: 2000
    Production (role): GANGSTER NO. 1 (Executive Producer / Producer)
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Date: 1999
    Production (role): EAST IS EAST (Executive Producer / Producer)
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Date: 1997
    Production (role): THE PERFECT BLUE (Executive Producer / Producer)
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Date: 1997
    Production (role): IN YOUR DREAMS (Executive Producer / Producer)
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Date: 1997
    Production (role): FACE (Executive Producer / Producer)
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Date: 1996
    Production (role): KILLING ME SOFTLY (Executive Producer / Producer)
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Date: 1995
    Production (role): LOVED UP (Executive Producer / Producer)
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Date: 1995
    Production (role): COLD COMFORT FARM (Script Editor)
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Date: 1994
    Production (role): CAPTIVES (Script Editor)
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Date: 1993
    Production (role): SAFE (Script Editor)
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Date: 1993
    Production (role): THE HOUR OF THE PIG (Script Editor)
    Company:
    Project details:
  • MA, Cambridge, 1982 - 85
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