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Megan Hollinghurst

Assistant Producer

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** History grad with an eye for detail and a journalistic determination to uncover a story. Experience in historical & contemporary documentaries, often with access challenges. **

US Media i-Visa: recently set up and produced a shoot in California involving 8 interviews (conducted half) and several complex documentary sequences (fi... Read More

** History grad with an eye for detail and a journalistic determination to uncover a story. Experience in historical & contemporary documentaries, often with access challenges. **

US Media i-Visa: recently set up and produced a shoot in California involving 8 interviews (conducted half) and several complex documentary sequences (filming a motorbike, on a boat, and up a mountain in an unexpected blizzard).

- Story finding and writing synopses for commissioner (Netflix, History Channel)
- Locating and approaching difficult access contributors e.g. in West Bank, Yemen, USA
- Trust building and research interviews with: victims of traumatic experiences, diplomats, former secret service agents (MI6, CIA, FBI), civil servants, lawyers, journalists, and politically or morally controversial figures. Then securing access.
- Casting experts and ordinary people
- Researching complex geo-political contexts with balanced story-telling in mind
- Locating little-known or forgotten archive footage.
- Docu-drama: researched and sourced props around the world, compiling casting and location briefs with director.
- Genealogical, historical, and archival research: e.g. Napoleonic Wars, WWI & II, Victorian poor, US Immigration history, post-Soviet Russia, South African Apartheid.
- Research phone calls with ordinary people about their stories
- Consultation with experts (e.g. lawyers, historians)
- Liaising with researchers/fixers abroad and UK
- Keeping high profile talent happy
- Release forms and copyright clearance
- Advanced IT proficiency and basic photo editing
- Good problem solver who can keep up with last minute changes

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Credits last updated / confirmed indexing on 16th Jan 2018

Credits

Job RoleProduction TitleChannelCompanyDateNetwork Executive
Assistant Producer / [4-Part doc series TBA] / Passion Pictures / Nov 2017 to present / [TBA - US TV]
Assistant Producer[4-Part doc series TBA]Passion Pictures Nov 17 - to present[TBA - US TV]
Assistant Producer / [Feature doc on Russia TBA] / Passion Pictures / Sep 2017 to Oct 2017 / [TBA]
Assistant Producer[Feature doc on Russia TBA]Passion Pictures Sep 17 - Oct 17[TBA]
Assistant Producer / [Biopic feature doc TBA] / Passion Pictures / Mar 2017 to Oct 2017 / BFI & Showtime
Assistant Producer[Biopic feature doc TBA] Passion Pictures Mar 17 - Oct 17BFI & Showtime
Assistant Producer / Development / National Geographic Channel / Bow River Films / Feb 2017 to Mar 2017 / National Geographic
Assistant ProducerDevelopmentNational Geographic ChannelBow River Films Feb 17 - Mar 17National Geograp...
Assistant Producer / America: Promised Land / History / Nutopia / Nov 2016 to Feb 2017 / History Channel
Assistant ProducerAmerica: Promised LandHistoryNutopia Nov 16 - Feb 17History Channel
Senior Researcher / America: Promised Land / History / Nutopia / Jul 2016 to Nov 2016 / History Channel
Senior ResearcherAmerica: Promised LandHistoryNutopia Jul 16 - Nov 16History Channel
Researcher / Captive (NETFLIX) / Netflix / Lightbox / Nov 2015 to Jun 2016 / Netflix
ResearcherCaptive (NETFLIX)NetflixLightbox Nov 15 - Jun 16Netflix
Researcher / Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC) / BBC 1 / Wall to Wall / Apr 2015 to Nov 2015 / BBC One
ResearcherWho Do You Think You Are? (BBC)BBC 1Wall to Wall Apr 15 - Nov 15BBC One
Development Researcher / Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC) / BBC 1 / Wall to Wall / Feb 2015 to Apr 2015 / BBC One
Development ResearcherWho Do You Think You Are? (BBC)BBC 1Wall to Wall Feb 15 - Apr 15BBC One
Junior Researcher / Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC) / BBC 1 / Wall to Wall / Sep 2014 to Feb 2015 / BBC One
Junior ResearcherWho Do You Think You Are? (BBC)BBC 1Wall to Wall Sep 14 - Feb 15BBC One
Junior Researcher / Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC) / BBC 1 / Wall to Wall / Nov 2013 to Sep 2014 / BBC One
Junior ResearcherWho Do You Think You Are? (BBC)BBC 1Wall to Wall Nov 13 - Sep 14BBC One
Production Assistant / Watchdog (BBC) / BBC 1 / BBC / Jul 2012 to Jul 2012 / BBC One
Production AssistantWatchdog (BBC)BBC 1BBC Jul 12 - Jul 12BBC One
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    Feature Film

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    London

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