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JAMES W.

Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

$300 - $450 / Day

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Top Services

  • Field Producer

  • Fixer

  • Reporter / Journalist

Equipment

Video

  • 4K video camera
  • Full HD video camera
  • Multiple cameras
  • DSLR or equivalent
  • GoPro or equivalent
  • Drone

Audio

  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic

Miscellaneous

  • Lighting kit

About JAMES

I’m an Italy specialist with a wealth of experience as a field producer, researcher, location manager/fixer for high-quality factual films, both for broadcast and theatrical release. I’ve also worked - and continue to work extensively - in news & current affairs and on TV commercials, and more recently also on substantial promotional events for UK clients. I’ve worked on legions of television documentary films, mainly for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, PBS, Discovery Channel, National Geographic and other major broadcasters, on films about archaeology, art, biography, food, history, politics, science and sport. For ABC News I worked as an assignment editor and news segment producer in the UK, and in Italy as a field producer, off-air reporter and news editor. I worked as a Broadcast Manager for NBC Olympics at the Atlanta Centennial Olympic Games, and in Italy as a freelance producer for CNN, a print stringer for UPI and Jane’s Defence Weekly. I’m British – an English mother-tongue speaker with fluent Italian, good French and basic Spanish.

Top Projects

  • Revolutions (BBC/PBS)

    • Fixer

    A series exploring six world-changing objects and the ideas and innovations that shaped them. Venice, Livorno, Bologna. 2018

  • Civilisations - BBC 2

    • Field Producer

    Eighteen months prepping and filming episodes of the BBC 2 remake of Sir Kenneth Clark’s famed ‘Civilisation’ series from the 1970s. Vatican City, Rome, Verona and Venice - with Simon Schama and Mary Beard 2016 / 2017

  • Drain The Oceans 2

    • Fixer

    Lengthy permit prep and a week’s filming in and around Rome’s still visible ancient seaport with academic experts – Rome, 2019 (The series has yet to be transmitted.)

  • One Strange Rock 2 - National Geographic Channel

    • Field Producer

    Prepping and filming with multiple camera positions the totally insane Florentine Calcio Storico. Production: Nutopia. (Florence, 2019)

  • Revelation - ABC Australia

    • Field Producer

    A three-part documentary series currently in production on the ongoing clerical sex abuse scandals in Australia. Filming with Sarah Ferguson in and around the Vatican during a meeting of worldwide bishops’ conferences to discuss church guidelines on the issue. Rome, 2019

All Services

Pre-Production

  • Fixer

Production Support

  • Full-Service Live Production
  • Landscape Photographer
  • Portrait Photographer
  • Field Producer
  • Gaffer
  • Grip
  • Reporter / Journalist

JAMES's Clients

  • Bigger Bang

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