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JOANNA GUERITZ
Line Producer & Post Production Supervisor

Starting my working life in theatre stage management, I joined the BBC in 1980 working as an AFM in Drama and Music and Arts. I rose to Production Manager in 1984, working as Location Manager and 1st Assistant Director and was promoted to Associate Producer in Drama in 1990As a BBC Associate Producer I not only carried out the duties of a Line Producer but also supervised the Post Production of my projects. These seven years as an Associate gave me a thorough grounding in both disciplines. In January 1997 I was invited to produce Police 2020 for Granada and left the BBC.

I was very proud to be involved in the post production on the Oscar-winning live action short film of 2006, SIX SHOOTER, produced by Missing In Action Films and Funny Farm Films. I also worked for MIA on the well-received feature documentary SCOTT WALKER 30 CENTURY MAN, which was released in 2007. I continue to work with MIA on various projects currently in development.

Having worked with acclaimed Director, Alrick Riley, on the first series of BABYFATHER, I was delighted to be asked to work with him and Louise Decoteau on various projects then in development for their company, Cinnamon FilmsThis led to working on TV’S BLACK PIONEERS in 2007 and I am now working with them on a couple of projects in Development.

In 2008 I worked with David Parfitt of Trademark Films, on the comedy feature film, A BUNCH OF AMATEURS starring Burt Reynolds.

Over the years, I have had enormous pleasure in working on a number of productions that have been either Produced or Executive Produced by award-winning Ruth Caleb, most recently LEARNERS, with David Tennant, A SHORT STAY IN SWITZERLAND with Julie Walters and THE LAST DAYS OF LEHMAN BROTHERS with James Cromwell.

Various contracts for BBC Films as a Production Executive under David M. Thompson, looking after low to medium budget feature films immersed me in the world of Feature Films from Development to Delivery. In 2006 I spent three months working for Tiger Aspect Productions as their Head of Production for Tiger Aspect Pictures and Drama and in 2011, I worked an eight-month contract as maternity cover for the Head of Production at Shed Productions. From January to March 2011 this became a part-time job-share with the current Head of Production until I moved on to work as Postproduction Supervisor on COMBAT HOSPITAL for Artists Studio.

These forays into management have broadened my understanding of the industry and so enhance my work. I also have a keen interest in all things new, particularly technology, keeping abreast of the constantly changing world of both Production and Post.

I have successfully qualified as an AAT Level 2 Bookkeeper and am currently completing a home-study course in SAGE Accounts so that I can now offer Post Production Accounting along with my Post Production Supervision.

All this means that I bring to my work as a freelance Line Producer or Post Production Supervisor the ability to see the wider picture of a Production Executive, the managerial and budgetary control of a Line Producer, the attention to detail of an Accountant and the knowledge and a large network gained from many years of working in an industry I love.

 

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