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May Gibson

Scripted Development Executive / Producer

Credits

IN DEVELOPMENT
Production (role):
White Mistress (Producer / Co-Creator)
Company:
BBC Studios
Project details:
Drama Serial based on an original idea developed by May and writer Amy Ng, currently in paid development with BBC Studios.
Production (role):
Time and Love (Development Producer)
Company:
Sky / Chrysalis Vision
Project details:
Half hour comedy series by writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran.
Production (role):
Lights, Cameron, Action (Executive Producer / Co-Creator)
Project details:
Developed with Nickelodeon, two scripts and a series bible for a 20 x 22" comedy series based on an original idea developed by May and lead writers, James Whitehouse and Hannah George.
PRODUCTION CREDITS
Date: 2019
Production (role):
We Hunt Together (Assistant Producer)
Company:
BBC Studios / UKTV
Project details:
6 x 45" Drama Serial by Gaby Hull
Date: 2015
Production (role):
A.D THE BIBLE CONTINUES (Script Editor)
Company:
NBC
Project details:
12 x 60" Drama Series
Date: 2013
Production (role):
THE MUSKETEERS (Series Script Editor)
Company:
BBC1 / BBC America
Project details:
Seires 1
10 x 55" Action adventure series by Adrian Hodges

Date: 2012
Production (role):
KAJAKI (Development Producer)
Project details:
BAFTA Nominated Feature Film for Best Debut
Director Paul Katis
Producer Andrew de Lotbiniere
Writer Tom Williams
Date: 2011
Production (role):
WOLFBLOOD (Development Producer)
Company:
CBBC
Project details:
Series 1
13 x 24"
Children's Drama Series created by Debbie Moon
Date: 2010
Production (role):
WAKING THE DEAD (Development Producer)
Company:
BBC 1
Project details:
Series 9
5 x 120" Crime Drama Series

Date: 2008, 2009
Production (role):
SILENT WITNESS (Development Producer)
Company:
BBC 1
Project details:
Series 12 & 13
8 x 120" Crime Drama Series
Date: 2009
Production (role):
DEAD GORGEOUS (Story Producer)
Company:
CBBC / ABC Australia
Project details:
Series 1
13 x 24" Children's comedy series created by Barbara Slade
Date: 2004, 2006
Production (role):
LIVING IT (Producer & Co-Creator)
Company:
CBBC / Mentorn
Project details:
Series 1 & 2
30 x 24" Children's Comedy-Drama Series
Co-created with Gavin Strawham
Date: 2003
Production (role):
PROMOTED TO GLORY (Script Executive)
Company:
ITV
Project details:
2-hour Christmas Special Film by Rob Heyland
Producer Ken Trodd
Executive Producer Chris Parr
Date: 2001
Production (role):
BEECH IS BACK (Executive Producer)
Company:
ITV
Project details:
6 x 50" Serial Spin-off from THE BILL
Producer Chris Parr
Date: 2000
Production (role):
AFTER THOMAS (Development Producer)
Project details:
90" Film by Lindsey Hill
(picked up & produced by Hartswood for ITV)
Date: 1999
Production (role):
THE LAW ( Producer & Co-Creator)
Company:
ITV
Project details:
90" Pilot co-devised with Matthew Hall
Executive Producer Chris Parr
Date: 1997
Production (role):
MICROSOAP (Series Script Editor)
Company:
CBBC / Disney Production
Project details:
Series 1
Award-winning children's comedy series by Mark Haddon
Executive Producers Richard Langridge & Elaine Sperber
Date: 1995
Production (role):
BACKUP (Senior Script Editor)
Company:
BBC 1
Project details:
Series 1
8 x 50" Drama Series created by Roy Mitchell & Nigel McCrery
Date: 1994, 1996
Production (role):
PRESTON FRONT (Senior Script Editor)
Company:
BBC 1
Project details:
Series 2 & 3
Award-winning Comedy-Drama series by Tim Frith

Date: 2010
Production (role):
ATLANTIS (Script Editor)
Company:
BBC 1
Project details:
90" Docu-Drama about the legendary island
Screenplay by Rhidian Brook
Date: 1997
Production (role):
DEAR NOBODY ( Script Editor)
Company:
BBC 2 / Scene
Project details:
90" Film based on the novel by Berlie Doherty
Date: 1996
Production (role):
WITNESS AGAINST HITLER (Script Editor)
Company:
BBC 1 / Everyman
Project details:
90" Film by Jack Emery
WORK HISTORY
Date: 2015 - 2018
Production (role):
Head of Development
Company:
Locomo TV / Corona Television
Project details:
Worked across the companies' drama and comedy projects, focussing on building the development slate for the new company set up with writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran. Helped steer projects into paid development at the BBC, ITV and Nickelodeon.
Date: 2003 - present
Production (role):
Freelance Development Producer
Project details:
Worked on development of new projects and scripts for original series for broadcasters and production companies including BBC Drama, CBBC, Mentorn, Coolabi, Endemol, Atlantic Productions, Origin Pictures, Pukka Films.
Date: 2004- 2005
Production (role):
Script Reader
Company:
UK Film Council
Project details:
Reader for the Premiere Fund, providing detailed analysis on feature film scripts seeking production financing.
Date: 1998 - 2003
Production (role):
Drama Development Executive
Company:
Thames Television Ltd. / FremantleMedia
Project details:
Responsible for overseeing the UK Drama development slate, from development through to production.
Date: 1994 - 1997
Production (role):
Development Script Editor
Company:
BBC Pebble Mill
Project details:
Commissioned and edited dramas for BBC1 and BBC2. Worked with writers on developing ideas and formats for long-running series.
Date: 1988 - 1991
Production (role):
Programme Manager
Company:
A&E Network - New York
Project details:
Acquired Drama, Comedy and Arts programmes for the channel. Liaised with co-production partners on scripts and projects in production. Involved with programme scheduling planning.
Date: 1986 - 1987
Production (role):
Writer / Assistant to Executive
Company:
Yue-Sai Kan Productions - New York
Project details:
Involved with the production, marketing and sales of two successful documentary series, LOOKING EAST and ONE WORLD aired in the U.S. and China. Scripted narration segments.
Date: 1985 - 1986
Production (role):
Producer
Company:
Winterfest, Yale Rep Theatre - Connecticut
Project details:
Produced the theatre’s annual new plays festival which consisted of four fully produced new plays performed in repertory on two stages, seminars, and special events.
Date: 1984 - 1985
Production (role):
Production Coordinator
Company:
National Playwrights Conference, Eugene O-Neill Theatre Centre - Connecticut
Project details:
Involved with the intensive workshop development of new plays.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
Production (role):
Guest Lecturer / Mentor
Project details:
DeMontfort University, London Film School, BBC Writers Room.

Over the years, I have worked with writers and directors on M.A. programmes, mentoring them on their graduation projects. May has also lectured on writing for television and the practicalities of working with script editors and producers.

Credits

  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): White Mistress (Producer / Co-Creator)
    Company: BBC Studios
    Project details: Drama Serial based on an original idea developed by May and writer Amy Ng, currently in paid development with BBC Studios.
  • Production (role): Time and Love (Development Producer)
    Company: Sky / Chrysalis Vision
    Project details: Half hour comedy series by writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran.
  • Production (role): Lights, Cameron, Action (Executive Producer / Co-Creator)
    Company:
    Project details: Developed with Nickelodeon, two scripts and a series bible for a 20 x 22" comedy series based on an original idea developed by May and lead writers, James Whitehouse and Hannah George.
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): We Hunt Together (Assistant Producer)
    Company: BBC Studios / UKTV
    Project details: 6 x 45" Drama Serial by Gaby Hull
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): A.D THE BIBLE CONTINUES (Script Editor)
    Company: NBC
    Project details: 12 x 60" Drama Series
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): THE MUSKETEERS (Series Script Editor)
    Company: BBC1 / BBC America
    Project details: Seires 1
    10 x 55" Action adventure series by Adrian Hodges

  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): KAJAKI (Development Producer)
    Company:
    Project details: BAFTA Nominated Feature Film for Best Debut
    Director Paul Katis
    Producer Andrew de Lotbiniere
    Writer Tom Williams
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): WOLFBLOOD (Development Producer)
    Company: CBBC
    Project details: Series 1
    13 x 24"
    Children's Drama Series created by Debbie Moon
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): WAKING THE DEAD (Development Producer)
    Company: BBC 1
    Project details: Series 9
    5 x 120" Crime Drama Series

  • Date: 2008, 2009
    Production (role): SILENT WITNESS (Development Producer)
    Company: BBC 1
    Project details: Series 12 & 13
    8 x 120" Crime Drama Series
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): DEAD GORGEOUS (Story Producer)
    Company: CBBC / ABC Australia
    Project details: Series 1
    13 x 24" Children's comedy series created by Barbara Slade
  • Date: 2004, 2006
    Production (role): LIVING IT (Producer & Co-Creator)
    Company: CBBC / Mentorn
    Project details: Series 1 & 2
    30 x 24" Children's Comedy-Drama Series
    Co-created with Gavin Strawham
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): PROMOTED TO GLORY (Script Executive)
    Company: ITV
    Project details: 2-hour Christmas Special Film by Rob Heyland
    Producer Ken Trodd
    Executive Producer Chris Parr
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): BEECH IS BACK (Executive Producer)
    Company: ITV
    Project details: 6 x 50" Serial Spin-off from THE BILL
    Producer Chris Parr
  • Date: 2000
    Production (role): AFTER THOMAS (Development Producer)
    Company:
    Project details: 90" Film by Lindsey Hill
    (picked up & produced by Hartswood for ITV)
  • Date: 1999
    Production (role): THE LAW ( Producer & Co-Creator)
    Company: ITV
    Project details: 90" Pilot co-devised with Matthew Hall
    Executive Producer Chris Parr
  • Date: 1997
    Production (role): MICROSOAP (Series Script Editor)
    Company: CBBC / Disney Production
    Project details: Series 1
    Award-winning children's comedy series by Mark Haddon
    Executive Producers Richard Langridge & Elaine Sperber
  • Date: 1995
    Production (role): BACKUP (Senior Script Editor)
    Company: BBC 1
    Project details: Series 1
    8 x 50" Drama Series created by Roy Mitchell & Nigel McCrery
  • Date: 1994, 1996
    Production (role): PRESTON FRONT (Senior Script Editor)
    Company: BBC 1
    Project details: Series 2 & 3
    Award-winning Comedy-Drama series by Tim Frith

  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): ATLANTIS (Script Editor)
    Company: BBC 1
    Project details: 90" Docu-Drama about the legendary island
    Screenplay by Rhidian Brook
  • Date: 1997
    Production (role): DEAR NOBODY ( Script Editor)
    Company: BBC 2 / Scene
    Project details: 90" Film based on the novel by Berlie Doherty
  • Date: 1996
    Production (role): WITNESS AGAINST HITLER (Script Editor)
    Company: BBC 1 / Everyman
    Project details: 90" Film by Jack Emery
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2015 - 2018
    Production (role): Head of Development
    Company: Locomo TV / Corona Television
    Project details: Worked across the companies' drama and comedy projects, focussing on building the development slate for the new company set up with writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran. Helped steer projects into paid development at the BBC, ITV and Nickelodeon.
  • Date: 2003 - present
    Production (role): Freelance Development Producer
    Company:
    Project details: Worked on development of new projects and scripts for original series for broadcasters and production companies including BBC Drama, CBBC, Mentorn, Coolabi, Endemol, Atlantic Productions, Origin Pictures, Pukka Films.
  • Date: 2004- 2005
    Production (role): Script Reader
    Company: UK Film Council
    Project details: Reader for the Premiere Fund, providing detailed analysis on feature film scripts seeking production financing.
  • Date: 1998 - 2003
    Production (role): Drama Development Executive
    Company: Thames Television Ltd. / FremantleMedia
    Project details: Responsible for overseeing the UK Drama development slate, from development through to production.
  • Date: 1994 - 1997
    Production (role): Development Script Editor
    Company: BBC Pebble Mill
    Project details: Commissioned and edited dramas for BBC1 and BBC2. Worked with writers on developing ideas and formats for long-running series.
  • Date: 1988 - 1991
    Production (role): Programme Manager
    Company: A&E Network - New York
    Project details: Acquired Drama, Comedy and Arts programmes for the channel. Liaised with co-production partners on scripts and projects in production. Involved with programme scheduling planning.
  • Date: 1986 - 1987
    Production (role): Writer / Assistant to Executive
    Company: Yue-Sai Kan Productions - New York
    Project details: Involved with the production, marketing and sales of two successful documentary series, LOOKING EAST and ONE WORLD aired in the U.S. and China. Scripted narration segments.
  • Date: 1985 - 1986
    Production (role): Producer
    Company: Winterfest, Yale Rep Theatre - Connecticut
    Project details: Produced the theatre’s annual new plays festival which consisted of four fully produced new plays performed in repertory on two stages, seminars, and special events.
  • Date: 1984 - 1985
    Production (role): Production Coordinator
    Company: National Playwrights Conference, Eugene O-Neill Theatre Centre - Connecticut
    Project details: Involved with the intensive workshop development of new plays.
  • Production (role)
    Project details
  • Production (role): Guest Lecturer / Mentor
    Project details: DeMontfort University, London Film School, BBC Writers Room.

    Over the years, I have worked with writers and directors on M.A. programmes, mentoring them on their graduation projects. May has also lectured on writing for television and the practicalities of working with script editors and producers.
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