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5 minutes with HETV Drama returner Joanna Crow

February 22, 2018 @ 11:33 pm Posted in News Comments

Joanna Crow

Joanna Crow, Thomasina Gibson and Becky Evans, Bristol Media Parents HETV Drama and Children's TV Returners

Winning a place on the Media Parents HETV Drama Return to Work Programme as a TV Drama Producer is a very exciting development for me as a mother and filmmaker. Having worked in Drama and Features for more than twenty years as a 1st AD (credits include Marcella, Ripper Street, Life On Mars, Spooks, Finding Neverland, The Descent), the last few years with two children as my primary project have challenged my desire to create original and engaging drama.

I developed an opportunity with a local company to become Head of Visual Media which included managed increasing budgets for narrative-driven events, negotiating contracts, rights and deals with Netflix, Universal, Le Fondation Cartier, Aardman and others. I also produced and directed several short-form drama and documentary pieces (with selection at International Film Festivals).

I have continued to act as a consultant scheduler on dramas in development for Mammoth Screen, Kudos Productions, the BBC Drama department and various independents.  Complementing my production skills is my strong love of story: as a distinction level NFTS Script Development graduate, I’ve also continued to work with several writers connected with in the industry and am currently in development on a feature length horror with Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game Of Thrones).

I’m now operating as a development Producer, employing my production and narrative skills in creative ways for different organisations (Sony London Studios/Soho House/Judgeday/Objective Media).  I’m looking for scripts and projects to produce in High-End TV Drama.  Dream job: producing an episode of Black Mirror.

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