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Emma Turner

Producer

Credits

TELEVISION & FILM
Project details:
Television and Film Development Producer

• Developing drama projects with broadcasters, writers and Indies, focusing on returnable series

• Working with clients in the music industry (inc Sony Music and Syco TV) to identify and develop talent for cross-over projects between the Entertainment and Drama genres

• Driving script development and securing funding for pre-production
Project details:
Guest Lecturer in Television Drama Writing and Production

• Working with Tertiary students at numerous Universities and Colleges including part time Lecturer and Mentor on Writing Drama for Television Course MA at Caledonian University, Glasgow

• Running workshops, master classes and seminars ranging from 1 hour to full days

• Courses covering development, commissioning process, story and script composition and full production process
Production (role):
HOLLYOAKS LATER
Company:
Lime Pictures / C4 / E4
Project details:
5 x 1 hour stand-alone episodes shot on Location in North West England

Exec. Prods. Tony Wood, Paul Marquess and Roberto Troni

All accepted Producer’s duties, and in addition:
• Working with young and in-experienced cast, within a very tight, low budget
• Working to ensure the ‘Later’ episodes reflected the re-branding and increased ambition of the main, high volume pre-watershed series
• Working to ensure that audience figure were increased by driving viewers between the main pre-watershed show and these 9pm episodes
Production (role):
RIVER CITY
Company:
BBC Drama / BBC 1 Scotland
Project details:
52 x 1 hour episodes shot in Studios in Glasgow, Scotland

Exec. Prods. Anne Mensah and Gaynor Holmes

All accepted Producer’s duties, and in addition:
• Introduced new methods of working to re-vamp and re-structure overall series story arcs as well as episodic editorial content
• Working to ensure budget reduction was met and tightened schedule achieved
• Developed pitches for daytime spin-off to shoot alongside main show
Company:
Shed Productions
Project details:
Development Producer

Assessed and advised on In-House slate both editorially and in terms of Production
Production (role):
ROCK RIVALS (Series Producer)
Company:
Shed Productions / ITV 1
Project details:
New 8 x 1 hours Primetime series, set in the world of a music talent show

Exec. Prods. Brian Park, Laura Mackie and Sally Haynes

All accepted Producer’s duties, and in addition:
• Sole Producing responsibilities working with largely in-house writers along US ‘Writer’s Room’ structure
• Sole responsibility for choice, arrangement and production of 22 pre-recorded songs
• Commissioned original songs from song-writers
• Shot entirely on location in Dublin
• All Post Production completed in Dublin
• Strategically and heavily involved with extensive multi-platform work to show both at ITV and for Indie embracing and being responsible for the additional associated compliance issues
• Strategically and heavily involved with the DVD production and distributor for sales packages, including MIPCOM presentation, add-ons and promotional material
Production (role):
NEW TRICKS (Series Producer)
Company:
Wall to Wall / BBC 1
Project details:
Exec. Producers: Alex Graham, Tom Sherry, Eleanor Moran and John Yorke

All accepted Producer’s duties, and in addition:
• Successfully introduced a 90% change-round in crew HODs to re-vitalise show
• Successfully introduced 75% new directors and writers to the show
• Successfully increased the audience share so show became BBC 1’s top Drama
• Produced international versions and all paperwork for worldwide distribution and DVD production
• Successfully liaised between talent, Indie and BBC to improve working relationship
Production (role):
HOLBY CITY (Series Producer)
Company:
BBC Drama / BBC 1
Project details:
Exec. Prods. Mal Young , Kathleen Hutchison and Richard Stokes

All accepted Producer’s duties, and in addition:
• Selected to attend specialist training in LA as guests of the showrunners on ‘Deadwood’ and ‘The Wire’
• Member of the BBC’s top 100 leaders for Drama. Entertainment and Children’s
• Selected for BBC’s Established Leader Programme
• Attended MIPCOM as BBC delegate as part of personal development plan
• Key Speaker at BBC conferences including Africa season related conferences
• Invited speaker at external conferences
• Line Manager for 4 producers, 15 Editorial staff and over 300 additional staff, fixed-term, free-lance and contract personnel at any one time
• Responsible for yearly output of 52 x 1 hours shows. Produced African Special on Location in Ghana
• Pioneered and introduced Showrunner on to the series
• Ran the entire show from base at Elstree
• Responsible for re-casting 80% of Characters over past 3 years
• Re-worked the Editorial set-up of the show
• First, second and third BAFTA nomination for the show whilst the Series Producer
• Implementing a 5 day working week for production and cast
• Introduced a new medical discipline to the show to expand story-lines and cast
• Introduced new system for story lining both long, and short term
Production (role):
HOLBY CITY
Company:
BBC Drama / BBC 1
Project details:
20 x 1 hour episodes, including several stand-alone specials

Exec. Prods. Mal Young and Kathleen Hutchison
Production (role):
EASTENDERS
Company:
BBC Drama / BBC 1
Project details:
Over 70 x 30 minute episodes including numerous “Specials” and award winning episodes

Exec. Prods. John Yorke and Matthew Robinson

Produced “The Slaters” first ever episodes

Produced the 2000 EastEnders Directors course, selecting and mentoring new directors into Series Drama
Production (role):
EASTENDERS (Production Associate)
Company:
BBC Drama / BBC 1
Project details:
Exec. Prods Matthew Robinson and Jane Harris

Script Edited across the show as part of training

Budgeted and Scheduled weekly output

Reported directly to Episodic Producers and Exec. Producers
Production (role):
EASTENDERS (1st Assistant Director)
Company:
BBC Drama
Project details:
Series Prod. Jane Harris
Production (role):
THIS LIFE (Location Manager)
Company:
World Productions
Project details:
Prod. Jane Fallon
Production (role):
WING AND A PRAYER (Location Manager)
Company:
Thames Television
Project details:
Prod. Jacinta Peel
Production (role):
HOLDING ON (Location Manager)
Company:
BBC Drama
Project details:
Prod. David Snodin
Production (role):
EASTENDERS (Location Manager)
Company:
BBC Drama
Project details:
Prod. Corrinne Hollingworth
Production (role):
INTO THE FIRE (Location Manager)
Company:
BBC Drama Serial
Project details:
Prod. David Snodin
Production (role):
LOW LEVEL PANIC (2nd Assistant Director)
Company:
BBC (Single Drama)
Project details:
Prod. Simon Curtis
Production (role):
SPEAKING IN TONGUES (2nd Assistant Director)
Company:
BBC (Single Drama)
Project details:
Prod. David Snodin
Production (role):
IN THE COLD LIGHT OF DAY (2nd Assistant Director)
Company:
BBC Film
Project details:
Prod. Tatiana Kennedy
Production (role):
THE RIFF RAFF ELEMENT (2nd Assistant Director)
Company:
BBC Drama
Project details:
Prod. Liz Trubridge
Production (role):
EASTENDERS (2nd Assistant Director)
Company:
BBC Drama
Project details:
Series Prod. Leonard Lewis
Production (role):
FAMILIES (2nd Assistant Director)
Company:
Granada Television
Project details:
Prod. Sue Pritchard
THEATRE
Production (role):
THE IRON MAN (Theatre Staff Director)
Company:
Young Vic Theatre
Project details:
Dirs. Pete Townsend and David Thacker
Project details:
Theatre Stage Manager

• Worked at Octagon Theatre, Bolton, Royal Exchange, Manchester, Young Vic Theatre, West End (including musicals)

• Directors including Phyllida Lloyd, Trevor Nunn and Sam Mendes

Credits

  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role):
    Company:
    Project details: Television and Film Development Producer

    • Developing drama projects with broadcasters, writers and Indies, focusing on returnable series

    • Working with clients in the music industry (inc Sony Music and Syco TV) to identify and develop talent for cross-over projects between the Entertainment and Drama genres

    • Driving script development and securing funding for pre-production
  • Production (role):
    Company:
    Project details: Guest Lecturer in Television Drama Writing and Production

    • Working with Tertiary students at numerous Universities and Colleges including part time Lecturer and Mentor on Writing Drama for Television Course MA at Caledonian University, Glasgow

    • Running workshops, master classes and seminars ranging from 1 hour to full days

    • Courses covering development, commissioning process, story and script composition and full production process
  • Production (role): HOLLYOAKS LATER
    Company: Lime Pictures / C4 / E4
    Project details: 5 x 1 hour stand-alone episodes shot on Location in North West England

    Exec. Prods. Tony Wood, Paul Marquess and Roberto Troni

    All accepted Producer’s duties, and in addition:
    • Working with young and in-experienced cast, within a very tight, low budget
    • Working to ensure the ‘Later’ episodes reflected the re-branding and increased ambition of the main, high volume pre-watershed series
    • Working to ensure that audience figure were increased by driving viewers between the main pre-watershed show and these 9pm episodes
  • Production (role): RIVER CITY
    Company: BBC Drama / BBC 1 Scotland
    Project details: 52 x 1 hour episodes shot in Studios in Glasgow, Scotland

    Exec. Prods. Anne Mensah and Gaynor Holmes

    All accepted Producer’s duties, and in addition:
    • Introduced new methods of working to re-vamp and re-structure overall series story arcs as well as episodic editorial content
    • Working to ensure budget reduction was met and tightened schedule achieved
    • Developed pitches for daytime spin-off to shoot alongside main show
  • Production (role):
    Company: Shed Productions
    Project details: Development Producer

    Assessed and advised on In-House slate both editorially and in terms of Production
  • Production (role): ROCK RIVALS (Series Producer)
    Company: Shed Productions / ITV 1
    Project details: New 8 x 1 hours Primetime series, set in the world of a music talent show

    Exec. Prods. Brian Park, Laura Mackie and Sally Haynes

    All accepted Producer’s duties, and in addition:
    • Sole Producing responsibilities working with largely in-house writers along US ‘Writer’s Room’ structure
    • Sole responsibility for choice, arrangement and production of 22 pre-recorded songs
    • Commissioned original songs from song-writers
    • Shot entirely on location in Dublin
    • All Post Production completed in Dublin
    • Strategically and heavily involved with extensive multi-platform work to show both at ITV and for Indie embracing and being responsible for the additional associated compliance issues
    • Strategically and heavily involved with the DVD production and distributor for sales packages, including MIPCOM presentation, add-ons and promotional material
  • Production (role): NEW TRICKS (Series Producer)
    Company: Wall to Wall / BBC 1
    Project details: Exec. Producers: Alex Graham, Tom Sherry, Eleanor Moran and John Yorke

    All accepted Producer’s duties, and in addition:
    • Successfully introduced a 90% change-round in crew HODs to re-vitalise show
    • Successfully introduced 75% new directors and writers to the show
    • Successfully increased the audience share so show became BBC 1’s top Drama
    • Produced international versions and all paperwork for worldwide distribution and DVD production
    • Successfully liaised between talent, Indie and BBC to improve working relationship
  • Production (role): HOLBY CITY (Series Producer)
    Company: BBC Drama / BBC 1
    Project details: Exec. Prods. Mal Young , Kathleen Hutchison and Richard Stokes

    All accepted Producer’s duties, and in addition:
    • Selected to attend specialist training in LA as guests of the showrunners on ‘Deadwood’ and ‘The Wire’
    • Member of the BBC’s top 100 leaders for Drama. Entertainment and Children’s
    • Selected for BBC’s Established Leader Programme
    • Attended MIPCOM as BBC delegate as part of personal development plan
    • Key Speaker at BBC conferences including Africa season related conferences
    • Invited speaker at external conferences
    • Line Manager for 4 producers, 15 Editorial staff and over 300 additional staff, fixed-term, free-lance and contract personnel at any one time
    • Responsible for yearly output of 52 x 1 hours shows. Produced African Special on Location in Ghana
    • Pioneered and introduced Showrunner on to the series
    • Ran the entire show from base at Elstree
    • Responsible for re-casting 80% of Characters over past 3 years
    • Re-worked the Editorial set-up of the show
    • First, second and third BAFTA nomination for the show whilst the Series Producer
    • Implementing a 5 day working week for production and cast
    • Introduced a new medical discipline to the show to expand story-lines and cast
    • Introduced new system for story lining both long, and short term
  • Production (role): HOLBY CITY
    Company: BBC Drama / BBC 1
    Project details: 20 x 1 hour episodes, including several stand-alone specials

    Exec. Prods. Mal Young and Kathleen Hutchison
  • Production (role): EASTENDERS
    Company: BBC Drama / BBC 1
    Project details: Over 70 x 30 minute episodes including numerous “Specials” and award winning episodes

    Exec. Prods. John Yorke and Matthew Robinson

    Produced “The Slaters” first ever episodes

    Produced the 2000 EastEnders Directors course, selecting and mentoring new directors into Series Drama
  • Production (role): EASTENDERS (Production Associate)
    Company: BBC Drama / BBC 1
    Project details: Exec. Prods Matthew Robinson and Jane Harris

    Script Edited across the show as part of training

    Budgeted and Scheduled weekly output

    Reported directly to Episodic Producers and Exec. Producers
  • Production (role): EASTENDERS (1st Assistant Director)
    Company: BBC Drama
    Project details: Series Prod. Jane Harris
  • Production (role): THIS LIFE (Location Manager)
    Company: World Productions
    Project details: Prod. Jane Fallon
  • Production (role): WING AND A PRAYER (Location Manager)
    Company: Thames Television
    Project details: Prod. Jacinta Peel
  • Production (role): HOLDING ON (Location Manager)
    Company: BBC Drama
    Project details: Prod. David Snodin
  • Production (role): EASTENDERS (Location Manager)
    Company: BBC Drama
    Project details: Prod. Corrinne Hollingworth
  • Production (role): INTO THE FIRE (Location Manager)
    Company: BBC Drama Serial
    Project details: Prod. David Snodin
  • Production (role): LOW LEVEL PANIC (2nd Assistant Director)
    Company: BBC (Single Drama)
    Project details: Prod. Simon Curtis
  • Production (role): SPEAKING IN TONGUES (2nd Assistant Director)
    Company: BBC (Single Drama)
    Project details: Prod. David Snodin
  • Production (role): IN THE COLD LIGHT OF DAY (2nd Assistant Director)
    Company: BBC Film
    Project details: Prod. Tatiana Kennedy
  • Production (role): THE RIFF RAFF ELEMENT (2nd Assistant Director)
    Company: BBC Drama
    Project details: Prod. Liz Trubridge
  • Production (role): EASTENDERS (2nd Assistant Director)
    Company: BBC Drama
    Project details: Series Prod. Leonard Lewis
  • Production (role): FAMILIES (2nd Assistant Director)
    Company: Granada Television
    Project details: Prod. Sue Pritchard
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): THE IRON MAN (Theatre Staff Director)
    Company: Young Vic Theatre
    Project details: Dirs. Pete Townsend and David Thacker
  • Production (role):
    Company:
    Project details: Theatre Stage Manager

    • Worked at Octagon Theatre, Bolton, Royal Exchange, Manchester, Young Vic Theatre, West End (including musicals)

    • Directors including Phyllida Lloyd, Trevor Nunn and Sam Mendes
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