IFTV PRODUCERS & DIRECTORS

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THE CLASSIC CAR SHOW – WISE OLD FOX

Jim Wiseman

Jim Wiseman

Jim has two passions in life, all things motoring and filming making. From avidly watching Knight Rider, The Dukes of Hazzard and The A Team as a child to making sure he was in front of the TV at 8:30pm on a Thursday for Top Gear in his early teens. This and other influences meant the Jim went on to study Media and Film at Winchester University.

Once graduated Jim carved out a career in TV working on show’s like They Think it’s all Over. Then one of the show’s from his childhood came calling in the shape of Top Gear. Jim was part of the creative team that put together Top Gear’s current format. From sourcing the programme’s studio and track complex, through formatting the stunts, jumps and races, to filming road tests all over the world.

Having left Top Gear Jim then went on to fulfil his love of motor sport making Lewis Hamilton: Billion Dollar Man for BBC 3 and Exec Producing acclaimed documentary Hammond Meets Moss. With 14 years TV production experience Jim currently directs live events, TV programmes and promos for the likes of Red Bull Racing, BBC F1, Top Gear Live, DTM, Lotus F1, Caterham F1, Pirelli and Casio.

Stephanie Fox

Stephanie Fox

Stephanie has a genuine love for all things motorsport and her specialty is bringing her passion to life whether on screen or through events. Most recently she produced The Classic Car Show, a 13 part series delving into all things classic car. The programme aired on Channel 5 in the UK and is distributed internationally by Sony Pictures Television. She has since worked with Aston Martin and Watchfinder adding a more commercial string to her production bow.

Previous to Stephanie’s foray into the world of classics she spent four years working internationally on Top Gear Live which included launching the first ever Top Gear Festival in South Africa. Stephanie has an impressive live events background, working as Feature-Producer for the launch of BBC Children In Need CarFest alongside Chris Evans, as well as co-producing the inaugural Celebrity Cup at Celtic Manor.

THE WINE SHOW – JURA PRODUCTIONS

Melanie Jappy

Melanie Jappy

Melanie is a BAFTA-nominated Series Producer and Director with over 20 years’ experience in developing high-profile, talent-led, factual entertainment programming for network and international distribution. Melanie specialises in travel, lifestyle and cooking programming. For the BBC, her credits include The Very Hungry Frenchman, Raymond Blanc’s Kitchen Secrets, BBC2’s 2014 summer hit Sweets Made Simple and Heston Blumenthal: In Search of Perfection. Back in the indie sector, she’s produced programmes for the likes of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Gary Rhodes as well as working with many other key figures in the food and hospitality industry. Melanie is also very experienced in developing projects that reach people away from the TV screen. She led the BBC team that won an RTS Award for the multi-platform and outreach content for Who Do You Think You Are? as well as a Learning on Screen Award for The Personality Test. Other brands she has developed or produced include What’s Cooking Live from the Sainsbury Kitchen, Coast, MasterChef, and the launch-pad for Mel & Sue - Light Lunch.

Ed St Giles

Ed St Giles

Ed has worked in Television for 17 years and has directed shows for every major UK terrestrial channel. He is the critically acclaimed director of BBC2’s The Little Paris Kitchen, nominated for the 2012 TV Choice Award; most recent credits include the Hairy Bikers’ Asian Adventure, Simply Italian and The Fabulous Baker Brothers. Ed is also an accomplished Advertising Director, making films for Sainsbury’s, Walkers and ‘Comedy Dad’ for Birds Eye. Specialising in cooking programmes, he has previously directed MasterChef, Celebrity MasterChef and Gordon Ramsay’s Best Restaurant.

Carl Prechezer

Carl Prechezer

Oscar-shortlisted for his first film The Cutter, Carl has worked in every discipline – movies, documentaries, commercials and TV. The youngest ever recipient of the BAFTA Shell Fulbright Scholarship for Film and TV, he directed the British cult movie Blue Juice with Ewan McGregor and Catherine Zeta Jones. His large commercials catalogue includes some of the world’s biggest food brands. In TV he has worked extensively in both the US and UK, directing and writing for the independent sector, US Studios, the BBC and Channel 4.

THE ART SHOW – GREYSTONE TELEVISION

George Carey

George Carey

George Carey is a leading documentary filmmaker, television journalist, director and editor, credited with the creation of BBC’s Newsnight, before going on to become Editor of BBC1’s Panorama during the Falklands War. He left the BBC in 1988 to co-found an independent production company which was subsequently acquired by Mentorn Films. As the Creative Director of what’s now Mentorn Media he secured the contract to produce the BBC’s Question Time as well originating Channel 4’s Unreported World strand. In 2005, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Royal Television Society and in 2007 he returned to film-making with a 5-part BBC series on Russia presented by Jonathan Dimbleby, before shooting and directing three individual documentaries; Close Encounters in Siberia, A Long Weekend with the Son of God – both for Channel 4 – and Knocking on Heaven’s Door for BBC Storyville.

Mike Christie

Mike Christie

Mike Christie is best known for his unique films within arts and sport. His spectacular 2003 Channel 4 film Jump London was finalist for the RTS Best Arts Programme award and a massive international hit. Mike was also a director on Channel 4’s BAFTA and RTS award-winning Big Art. His 2011 feature-length documentary Concrete Circus also on Channel 4 spawned a set of virals collectively viewed 15 million times. He series directed The Art Of China (Andrew Graham-Dixon’s long-running BAFTA nominated strand) and the acclaimed architecture series From Here To Modernity for the BBC. He has also produced films for Apple, London 2012 Ceremonies and Red Bull, including Danny MacAskill’s Imaginate, which has had 40 million views.

Emily Kennedy

Emily Kennedy

Emily has a wide-ranging background with experience in supervising studio shows, live events, documentaries and magazine shows. Best known for her work for The Culture Show, Jamie’s Comfort Food and Jamie’s Money Saving Meals she has nearly 20 years of experience under her belt. Series Developer Emma Cahusac and Emily Kennedy, both worked together for nearly 5 years on BBC’s The Culture Show between them they have produced high quality, highly successful factual entertainment, they have worked with such names as Anish Kapoor, Woody Allen, Grayson Perry, David Hockney and Damon Albarn to name but a few.

Rachel Naughton

Rachel Naughton

Production chief RACHEL NAUGHTON is a line producer who has successfully managed many extremely challenging productions for major production companies and networks, and has worked together with Christie for the last five years. Her most recent work, as head of production at Amos Pictures, garnered an array of awards and nominations: The Paedophile Hunter for Channel 4 won the BAFTA Best Documentary 2015 and the RTS Best Documentary Award. Terror At The Mall, for HBO and BBC, was BAFTA and EMMY nominated.