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Serena Cullen

Producer

Credits

PRODUCTION
Production (role):
THE LARKINS (Producer)
Company:
Objective Fiction / ITV
Project details:
Series 2 - 6 x 60"

Currently in production
Production (role):
FOUR LIVES (Producer)
Company:
BBC / ITV Studios
Project details:
Mini-Series - 3 x 60"

Dir. David Blair

Wrs. Neil McKay, Jeff Pope
Production (role):
THE LARKINS AT CHRISTMAS (Producer)
Company:
Objective Fiction / Genial for ITV
Project details:
Christmas Special

1 x 90"
Production (role):
THE LARKINS (Producer)

Company:
Objective Fiction / Genial for ITV
Project details:
Series 1 - 7 x 60"

Dir. Andy De Emmony, Robin Sheppard

Wr. Simon Nye
Production (role):
THE CANE FIELD KILLINGS (Producer and Exec Producer)
Company:
Serena Cullen Productions / Channel 4
Project details:
8 x 60"

Wr. Rohan Dickson

Dir. Catharine Cooke and Zee Ntuli

Starring Kim Engelbrecht and Iain Glen
Production (role):
BUFFERING (Producer)
Company:
Avalon / ITV
Project details:
2 x 30"

Comedy series starring and co-written by Iain Stirling

Dir. Martin Stirling
Production (role):
COLD FEET (Series Producer)
Company:
Big Talk Productions (Series 7)
Project details:
7 x 45"

Dirs. Terry McDonough, Louise Hooper

Wrs. Mike Bullen, James Wood
Production (role):
MOUNT PLEASANT (Series Producer)
Company:
Tiger Aspect / Sky One (Series 5)
Project details:
Series 4 - 8 x 30"
Series 5 - 8 x 30"
Series 6 - 10 x 30"

Exec Prod. Sophie Clarke Jervoise
Production (role):
LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER (Producer)
Company:
SCP Ltd / Hartswood / BBC 1
Project details:
1 x 90"

Adapted and Directed by Jed Mercurio

Starring James Norton, Holliday Grainger and Richard Madden
Production (role):
THE LAST MOSKAL (Executive Producer)
Company:
1+1 Ukranian Broadcaster
Project details:
Following giving a masterclass on scripted series development Serena went on to create and in house scripted unit for 1+1.
Following development ideas and scripts she produced in July 2013 a comedy pilot. She brought a UK Director Chris Cottam and DOP Clive Tickner over from the UK.
Production (role):
ME AND MRS JONES (Producer)
Company:
Hartswood Films / SCP Ltd / BBC 1
Project details:
6 x 30"

Wrs. Fay Rusling and Oriane Messina

Directed by Nick Hurran

Starring Sarah Alexander, Neil Morrissey and Robert Sheehan
Production (role):
ROLLIN WID DA ROBERTS (Producer)
Company:
Hartswood Films / SCP Ltd / BBC 1/2
Project details:
1 x 30' script for a sitcom pilot

Wr. Kwame Kwei Armah

Starring Don Gilet
Production (role):
TEEN MUSICAL (Producer)
Company:
Serena Cullen Productions Ltd / BBC Switch
Project details:
BBC Switch commissioned 1 x 75 min Teen musical which transmitted in December 2010

Dir. Ben Fuller – 9 original music tracks

Wrs. Counsell and Green

International rights sold to BBC Worldwide
Production (role):
NW1 (Executive Producer)
Company:
Camden Creative
Project details:
Produced in August 2010 10 x 30" for Fiver of new scripted reality series plus 40 short daily episodes

Also transmitting online as well as work with sponsors – all 10 episodes complete and transmitted on Fiver

International rights sold to Endemol
IN DEVELOPMENT
Production (role):
FLEET STREET GIRLS
Company:
Co-production with Selina Firth
Project details:
Writer Attached

Drama series based on Julie Welch's autobiography
Production (role):
Various TV pilots and plays currently in development
Company:
Sky Studios and Young Vic
Project details:
with Amy Ng, Francis Turnely and Somalia Seaton
Company:
Hannah Barbara Films
Project details:
Biopic feature film commissioned for development based on the band MADNESS

Ben Bickerton attached to write
CONSULTANCY
Company:
1+1 Ukraine Broadcaster
Project details:
Script consultant

Consultancy involved creating a writers room and generating 3 new series formats of which the first, The Last Moskal Serena produced taking over British behind camera talent.
Production (role):
LEADING LADY (Executive Producer)
Company:
Dark Matters Films
Project details:
Feature film

Shot in South Africa September 2013

Serena has advised on script, UK casting and UK Distribution
Company:
Harmonica Films Sweden
Project details:
Associate Producer for development

Development of mini series with British writer Peter Jukes
Company:
Rai Italia
Project details:
Consultant

Consultation on development slate and structural organization for internal scripted departments
Production (role):
THE DREAM CATCHER (Consultant)
Company:
Camera Films Bulgaria
Project details:
Series development of 12 part drama series
Company:
BBCWW
Project details:
Digital Scripted Consultant
Company:
Pulse Films
Project details:
Consultant Head of Television Drama and Comedy

Company:
Whizzkid Films
Project details:
Script Executive

Company:
Savvy Productions
Project details:
Executive Producer
TEACHING
Company:
Media Exchange Lab in Berlin
Project details:
Lecturer

Company:
Middlesex
Project details:
Lecturer in Film and TV Production and Screenwriting

Working with BA Film and TV Production students. Lectures and tutorials include budgets, production, development, funding as well as cross platform

Working with BA Screenwriting students
Company:
Ravensbourne
Project details:
Lecturer in Film and Television Production

Company:
Bournemouth University
Project details:
Lecturer in Film and Television Production

Working with MA Film and TV Production students. Lectures and tutorials include budgets, production, development, funding as well as cross platform

Working with MA Screenwriting students

Working with first and second year BA Screenwriting students on cross platform, single play and series
PREVIOUS HISTORY
Company:
Sony Pictures TV International
Project details:
Director of Drama and Comedy

Most notably Serena created an online multi platform teen show entitled Sofia’s Diary (140x5min). Fully funded by Bebo via brand sponsorship (eg.COI and Sure, Paramount and Skittles) and also transmitted on Fiver. Sofia also had a 2 book deal with Penguin, a DVD launched, a magazine column in Mizz, a radio show on Choice, mobile alerts etc. The international rights have been exploited in China and plans are afoot for a US spin-off series. The audience can interact with Sofia and can vote on her crucial story points. Sofia season 1 and 2 had a 26million viewership and the show on Fiver was the second highest rating show on the channel. The Third series, transmitted in June/July 2009 was entirely funded by TFL and had a viewership of 2 million


Production (role):
SEX & DRUGS & ROCK & ROLL (Co Producer)
Project details:
Feature film based on the life of Ian Drury

Developed script with writer Paul Viragh, attached director Matt Whitcross and Andy Serkis to star

Film produced April/May 2009

Released 8th January 2010

2 Bafta nominations, received Evening Standard Award for best actor
Production (role):
Head of Film and Television – Drama
Company:
19 Television
Production (role):
Head of Development & Executive Producer
Company:
BBC Drama Series
Project details:
Development of new shows and overseeing existing shows including Doctors, East Enders, Casualty, Holby City, Judge John Deed, In Deep, Down to Earth and Waking the Dead

Executive Producer for The Afternoon Plays for Daytime (3 series 5x60), Grease Monkeys ( 2 series 10x30 )for BBC3 and Elmina’s Kitchen (1x90) for BBC 4

Management and recruitment responsibilities across the whole department as well overseeing of writer agreements as well as development and production budgets

Worked with Mal Young
Production (role):
Head of Development
Company:
World Productions
Project details:
Projects included This Life, The Cops, Ballykissangel, Ultraviolet and Beautiful Thing

Responsibilities included development finances, working with scripts and new writers as well as management of script editors

Worked with Tony Garnett
Production (role):
Head of Development
Company:
ICM

Credits

  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): THE LARKINS (Producer)
    Company: Objective Fiction / ITV
    Project details: Series 2 - 6 x 60"

    Currently in production
  • Production (role): FOUR LIVES (Producer)
    Company: BBC / ITV Studios
    Project details: Mini-Series - 3 x 60"

    Dir. David Blair

    Wrs. Neil McKay, Jeff Pope
  • Production (role): THE LARKINS AT CHRISTMAS (Producer)
    Company: Objective Fiction / Genial for ITV
    Project details: Christmas Special

    1 x 90"
  • Production (role): THE LARKINS (Producer)

    Company: Objective Fiction / Genial for ITV
    Project details: Series 1 - 7 x 60"

    Dir. Andy De Emmony, Robin Sheppard

    Wr. Simon Nye
  • Production (role): THE CANE FIELD KILLINGS (Producer and Exec Producer)
    Company: Serena Cullen Productions / Channel 4
    Project details: 8 x 60"

    Wr. Rohan Dickson

    Dir. Catharine Cooke and Zee Ntuli

    Starring Kim Engelbrecht and Iain Glen
  • Production (role): BUFFERING (Producer)
    Company: Avalon / ITV
    Project details: 2 x 30"

    Comedy series starring and co-written by Iain Stirling

    Dir. Martin Stirling
  • Production (role): COLD FEET (Series Producer)
    Company: Big Talk Productions (Series 7)
    Project details: 7 x 45"

    Dirs. Terry McDonough, Louise Hooper

    Wrs. Mike Bullen, James Wood
  • Production (role): MOUNT PLEASANT (Series Producer)
    Company: Tiger Aspect / Sky One (Series 5)
    Project details: Series 4 - 8 x 30"
    Series 5 - 8 x 30"
    Series 6 - 10 x 30"

    Exec Prod. Sophie Clarke Jervoise
  • Production (role): LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER (Producer)
    Company: SCP Ltd / Hartswood / BBC 1
    Project details: 1 x 90"

    Adapted and Directed by Jed Mercurio

    Starring James Norton, Holliday Grainger and Richard Madden
  • Production (role): THE LAST MOSKAL (Executive Producer)
    Company: 1+1 Ukranian Broadcaster
    Project details: Following giving a masterclass on scripted series development Serena went on to create and in house scripted unit for 1+1.
    Following development ideas and scripts she produced in July 2013 a comedy pilot. She brought a UK Director Chris Cottam and DOP Clive Tickner over from the UK.
  • Production (role): ME AND MRS JONES (Producer)
    Company: Hartswood Films / SCP Ltd / BBC 1
    Project details: 6 x 30"

    Wrs. Fay Rusling and Oriane Messina

    Directed by Nick Hurran

    Starring Sarah Alexander, Neil Morrissey and Robert Sheehan
  • Production (role): ROLLIN WID DA ROBERTS (Producer)
    Company: Hartswood Films / SCP Ltd / BBC 1/2
    Project details: 1 x 30' script for a sitcom pilot

    Wr. Kwame Kwei Armah

    Starring Don Gilet
  • Production (role): TEEN MUSICAL (Producer)
    Company: Serena Cullen Productions Ltd / BBC Switch
    Project details: BBC Switch commissioned 1 x 75 min Teen musical which transmitted in December 2010

    Dir. Ben Fuller – 9 original music tracks

    Wrs. Counsell and Green

    International rights sold to BBC Worldwide
  • Production (role): NW1 (Executive Producer)
    Company: Camden Creative
    Project details: Produced in August 2010 10 x 30" for Fiver of new scripted reality series plus 40 short daily episodes

    Also transmitting online as well as work with sponsors – all 10 episodes complete and transmitted on Fiver

    International rights sold to Endemol
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): FLEET STREET GIRLS
    Company: Co-production with Selina Firth
    Project details: Writer Attached

    Drama series based on Julie Welch's autobiography
  • Production (role): Various TV pilots and plays currently in development
    Company: Sky Studios and Young Vic
    Project details: with Amy Ng, Francis Turnely and Somalia Seaton
  • Production (role):
    Company: Hannah Barbara Films
    Project details: Biopic feature film commissioned for development based on the band MADNESS

    Ben Bickerton attached to write
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role):
    Company: 1+1 Ukraine Broadcaster
    Project details: Script consultant

    Consultancy involved creating a writers room and generating 3 new series formats of which the first, The Last Moskal Serena produced taking over British behind camera talent.
  • Production (role): LEADING LADY (Executive Producer)
    Company: Dark Matters Films
    Project details: Feature film

    Shot in South Africa September 2013

    Serena has advised on script, UK casting and UK Distribution
  • Production (role):
    Company: Harmonica Films Sweden
    Project details: Associate Producer for development

    Development of mini series with British writer Peter Jukes
  • Production (role):
    Company: Rai Italia
    Project details: Consultant

    Consultation on development slate and structural organization for internal scripted departments
  • Production (role): THE DREAM CATCHER (Consultant)
    Company: Camera Films Bulgaria
    Project details: Series development of 12 part drama series
  • Production (role):
    Company: BBCWW
    Project details: Digital Scripted Consultant
  • Production (role):
    Company: Pulse Films
    Project details: Consultant Head of Television Drama and Comedy

  • Production (role):
    Company: Whizzkid Films
    Project details: Script Executive

  • Production (role):
    Company: Savvy Productions
    Project details: Executive Producer
  • Company
    Project details
  • Company: Media Exchange Lab in Berlin
    Project details: Lecturer

  • Company: Middlesex
    Project details: Lecturer in Film and TV Production and Screenwriting

    Working with BA Film and TV Production students. Lectures and tutorials include budgets, production, development, funding as well as cross platform

    Working with BA Screenwriting students
  • Company: Ravensbourne
    Project details: Lecturer in Film and Television Production

  • Company: Bournemouth University
    Project details: Lecturer in Film and Television Production

    Working with MA Film and TV Production students. Lectures and tutorials include budgets, production, development, funding as well as cross platform

    Working with MA Screenwriting students

    Working with first and second year BA Screenwriting students on cross platform, single play and series
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role):
    Company: Sony Pictures TV International
    Project details: Director of Drama and Comedy

    Most notably Serena created an online multi platform teen show entitled Sofia’s Diary (140x5min). Fully funded by Bebo via brand sponsorship (eg.COI and Sure, Paramount and Skittles) and also transmitted on Fiver. Sofia also had a 2 book deal with Penguin, a DVD launched, a magazine column in Mizz, a radio show on Choice, mobile alerts etc. The international rights have been exploited in China and plans are afoot for a US spin-off series. The audience can interact with Sofia and can vote on her crucial story points. Sofia season 1 and 2 had a 26million viewership and the show on Fiver was the second highest rating show on the channel. The Third series, transmitted in June/July 2009 was entirely funded by TFL and had a viewership of 2 million


  • Production (role): SEX & DRUGS & ROCK & ROLL (Co Producer)
    Company:
    Project details: Feature film based on the life of Ian Drury

    Developed script with writer Paul Viragh, attached director Matt Whitcross and Andy Serkis to star

    Film produced April/May 2009

    Released 8th January 2010

    2 Bafta nominations, received Evening Standard Award for best actor
  • Production (role): Head of Film and Television – Drama
    Company: 19 Television
    Project details:
  • Production (role): Head of Development & Executive Producer
    Company: BBC Drama Series
    Project details: Development of new shows and overseeing existing shows including Doctors, East Enders, Casualty, Holby City, Judge John Deed, In Deep, Down to Earth and Waking the Dead

    Executive Producer for The Afternoon Plays for Daytime (3 series 5x60), Grease Monkeys ( 2 series 10x30 )for BBC3 and Elmina’s Kitchen (1x90) for BBC 4

    Management and recruitment responsibilities across the whole department as well overseeing of writer agreements as well as development and production budgets

    Worked with Mal Young
  • Production (role): Head of Development
    Company: World Productions
    Project details: Projects included This Life, The Cops, Ballykissangel, Ultraviolet and Beautiful Thing

    Responsibilities included development finances, working with scripts and new writers as well as management of script editors

    Worked with Tony Garnett
  • Production (role): Head of Development
    Company: ICM
    Project details:
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