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JANE BELL SCRIPTED COMEDY PRODUCER E : janey.bellos@gmail.com

PRODUCER THE RELUCTANT LANDLORD – SKY ONE What Larks! Productions Director: David Sant; Executive Producer: Claire Whalley in association with Writers: Romesh Ranganathan, Will Smith and Steve Stamp Ranga Bee Productions Jan 18 – Jul 18

6 x 30 Sitcom series starring Romesh Ranganathan, Sian Gibson, Nick Helm Yasmine Akram, Marek Larwood and Steve Edge.

PRODUCER Happy Tramp

MICK & MARGARET – SKY ARTS URBAN MYTHS Director: Ben Palmer; Writer: Neil Forsyth

Sept – Nov 2017

Executive Producer: Neil Webster Trueish story of Princess Margaret’s 40 year friendship with Mick Jagger. Starring Kelly Macdonald and Jamie Campbell Bower.

PRODUCER Happy Tramp

PUBLIC ENEMY FEAT. KEVIN WELLS – SKY ARTS URBAN MYTHS Director: Ben Palmer; Writer: Neil Webster

Sept – Nov 2017

Executive Producer: Neil Webster Trueish story of Public Enemy’s journey to their 2015 Sheffield Arena gig. Starring Philip Glenister, Paterson Joseph and Abdul Salis.

PRODUCER AOL

DOWNTIME – HUFF POST ONLINE MOCUMENTARY SERIES Webby Award Nominee for Best Scripted Comedy 2018 Director: Tom McKay; Writers: Matt Morgan & Sarah Morgan

Jul – Aug 17

Executive Producers: Neil Webster & Geoff Goodwin Branded content series for Huffington Post set in a Crowne Plaza Hotel. Cast included Sarah Alexander and Hugh Dennis.

PRODUCER Merman TV May – Jun 17

MORGANA ROBINSON’S SUMMER DREAMLAND – SKY ARTS BAFTA Winner Best Short Form Programme 2018 Director: MJ Delaney; Writer: Sharon Horgan Executive Producers: Sharon Horgan & Clelia Mountford Sitcom set in Margate for Sky Arts Summer season starring Morgana Robinson, Sheridan Smith, Frances Barber, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Gabby Best and Peter Singh.

PRODUCER Hat Trick Productions

HOMEGROWN – PILOT – CHANNEL 4 Director: Al Campbell; Executive Producer: Mark Talbot

Mar – Apr 17

Sitcom starring Ardal O’Hanlon, Jessica Knappett, Perry Fitzgerald Claudia Jessie and Inel Tomlinson.

DEV. PRODUCER BBC Comedy

BBC STUDIOS SCRIPTED COMEDY DEPARTMENT

Jul - Aug 16

Developed an original slate of sitcom ideas, including a comedy feed script and radio series both of which received commissions and broadcast in 2017.

PRODUCER BBC Comedy

THE TOMSKA SHOW – BBC COMEDY Director: Thomas Ridgewell, Executive Producer: Richard Webb

Oct – Dec 15

Online sketch pilot with Youtube sensation Thomas ‘Tomska’ Ridgewell. Starring Chris Kendall, Mawaan Rizwan, Alice Ann Stacey and Ninette Finch.


PRODUCER BBC Comedy

WAITRESSES – BBC COMEDY Director: Alice Lowe, Executive Producer: Ben Farrell

Jul – Aug 15

Sitcom following the mis-adventures of 3 waitresses. In-house taster written by and starring Beattie Edmondson, Camille Ucan and Rose Johnson. Guest starring Ade Edmondson and Mark O’Sullivan.

DEV. PRODUCER Lola Entertainment

LOLA SCRIPTED COMEDY DEPARTMENT Developed original sitcoms and writer/performer led vehicles.

Sept 13 - Apr 15

DEV. PRODUCER Retort TV

RETORT TV SCRIPTED COMEDY DEPARTMENT Head of Scripted Comedy: Jon Rolph

Aug 11 – Jul 13

Developed original sitcom ideas, including my own original writer/talent led idea which gained a script commission from C4 and wrote with Dan Swimer and Shaun Pye.

PRODUCER Retort TV

CUMBO – 3 x 7 COMEDY BLAPS – CHANNEL 4 Director: Phil Bowker; Writers: David Earl & Brett Goldstein

Oct 11 – May 12

Sitcom based on David Earl’s alter-ego Steve Cumberland Starring David Earl, Cavan Clerkin, Emily Bevan, Theo Barkem-Biggs and Fiona Dolman.

DEV. PRODUCER TalkbackTHAMES

TALKBACKTHAMES SCRIPTED COMEDY DEPARTMENT Editor of Comedy: Phil Bowker

Feb 11 – Aug 11

Developed original sitcoms and writer/performer talent led vehicles.

DEV. PRODUCER RDF Television

RDF TV - SCRIPTED COMEDY DEPARTMENT Head of Comedy: Clelia Mountford

Feb 07 – Feb 11

Developed original sitcoms and writer/performer talent led vehicles.

PRODUCER RDF Television

‘AN ACT OF TODD’ SPECIAL FEATURE DVD DOCUMENTARY IFC / More 4 / Distributors: Fremantle (USA) / 2 Entertain (UK)

Jun - Sept 10

Behind the Scenes on ‘The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret’

ASSISTANT PRODUCER

THE INCREASINGLY POOR DECISIONS OF TODD MARGARET IFC / MORE 4 / FOX UK – 6 x 30

RDF Television

Director: Alex Hardcastle, Producer: Michael Livingstone

Mar -Jul 10

Written by David Cross & Shaun Pye Starring David Cross, Sharon Horgan, Blake Harrison, Sara Pascoe, Will Arnett. Cameo’s from Spike Jonze, Amber Tamblyn & Janeane Garofalo.

PRODUCER

FIT – NON TX TASTER, 1 x 10

RDF Television

Director: Ric Cantor, Executive Producer: Clelia Mountford Written by Daisy Haggard Sitcom pilot set in a high-end gym. Written by and starring Daisy Haggard. Co-starred Amanda Abbington, Oliver Chris, Daniel Lawrence Taylor, Al Weaver and Emily Bruni.

Jan - Feb 10

ASSISTANT PRODUCER RDF Television Apr– Jul 09

THE INCREASINGLY POOR DECISIONS OF TODD MARGARET Directors: Joe & Anthony Russo, Producer: Michael Livingstone Original sitcom pilot written by and starring David Cross & Shaun Pye, Starring David Cross, Sharon Horgan, Russell Tovey, Sara Pascoe, Will Arnett. Cameos from Kayvan Novak & Spike Jonze.


PRODUCER RDF Television Mar - Apr 09

PRODUCER RDF Television Feb – Jul 07

SCRIPT EDITOR Talkback THAMES Sept 06 - Jan 07

RESEARCHER Radar Television May 06 - Sept 06

RESEARCHER Talkback THAMES Dec 05 - Mar 06

RESEARCHER Talkback THAMES Sept - Dec 05

DEV. RESEARCHER Talkback THAMES May - July 05

RESEARCHER TalkbackTHAMES Feb - May 05

LEE AND ROBBIE – BBC COMEDY EXTRA, 5 x 5 Director: Cal McCrystal, Executive Producer: Clelia Mountford Written by Paul Doolan & Dave Best Character based sketch series about two best friends, a rabbi and a vicar. Starring Danny Morgan and Harry Williams.

RDF LIVE SKETCH NIGHT SHOWCASE AT THE HEN & CHICKENS Commissioned comedy writers and actors to showcase brand new sketch writing and performances which resulted in a BBC online commission.

NEVER MIND THE BUZZCOCKS - BBC2, 12 x 30 Producer: Lucy Clarke, Directors: Ian Lorimer and Barbara Wiltshire Responsible for scripts and writers room with presenter Simon Amstell.

CHRISTIAN O’CONNELLS SUNDAY SERVICE, Sky One, 11 x 60 Series Producer: Danny Carvalho, Director: James Ditchfield Location shoots for scripted sketches/hidden camera.

NEVER MIND THE BUZZCOCKS - BBC2, 7 x 30 Executive Producer: Richard Wilson, Producer: Lucy Clarke Guest presented by Jonathan Ross, Ricky Wilson, Dale Winton, Jeremy Clarkson, Simon Amstell and Lauren Laverne.

THEY THINK IT’S ALL OVER – BBC1, 8 x 30 Producer: Simon Bullivant, Director: Ian Lorimer Researched stories, questions and sourced stills for rounds.

TALKBACKTHAMES COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT DEPARTMENT Developed and initiated new ideas. Attached talent to new and existing comedy entertainment shows incl. Lee Mack’s appointment as host of They Think It’s All Over.

THE MORNING AFTER SHOW – C4, 6 x 60 Director: Becky Martin, Producer: Neil Mossey Live Sunday afternoon comedy magazine show for T4 presented by Simon Amstell, Olivia Lee and Barunka O’Shaugnessy.

REFERENCES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST NEIL WEBSTER

CLELIA MOUNTFORD

MARK TALBOT

Happy Tramp

Merman TV

Hat Trick Productions


LIVE PRODUCER STAND UP COMEDY CREDITS PRODUCER Assembly Film & TV

BRIGHTON COMEDY FESTIVAL 2004

Sept - Nov 04

Liaised with all artists and all venues over technical requirements for every show at the Festival, which consisted of 6 shows every night for a month.

PRODUCER

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL 2004

Nov 03 - Sept 04

Karushi Promotions Produced 25 comedy shows Including Russell Brand, Jason Byrne, Ed Byrne, Dutch Elm Conservatoire, Ealing Live, Simon Farnaby and both Sarah Kendall and Reginald D Hunter’s Perrier Nominated shows.

PRODUCER BBC Television

BBC STAND UP SHOW LIVE IN EDINBURGH

Jul 03 - Oct 03

PRODUCER / HEAD OF LIVE PRODUCTION 1999 - Jun 03

Nightly Stand Up Show Live - Produced and booked all artists for 31 nights of comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, taking the shows run to its first 100% sell-out.

AVALON PROMOTIONS LIVE COMEDY DEPARTMENT Responsible for creative development of artist material, show structure, all artist liaisons, negotiation of contracts with artists, agents, managers and crew, control of live production expenditure, production schedules and liaison for all live videos and television run-throughs. In addition to producing existing talent including Harry Hill, Sean Lock, Lee Mack, Frank Skinner, John Oliver and all Avalon shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, gaining Perrier Awards for The Mighty Boosh, Garth Marenghi and Al Murray. Responsibilities included; Initiating and researching new ideas, establishing relationships, scouting for new talent and running The Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award, a yearly regional Stand Up comedy competition which built to a celebrity judged final held at the Edinburgh Festival which unearthed Daniel Kitson, Noel Fielding, Jimmy Carr, and Frankie Boyle.

LIVE PRODUCER

AVALON TELEVISION, STAND UP DVD RELEASES

1999 - Jun 03

Baddiel & Skinner Unplanned Live video at Shaftsbury Avenue The Pub Landlord ‘My Gaff My Rules’ Live video at The Playhouse Theatre Harry Hill ‘Birdstrike’ Live video at The Palace Theatre, London The Pub Landlord ‘A Glass of White Wine…’ at The Playhouse Theatre

COMEDY ASSISTANT

AVALON ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

1995 – 1999

Assisted all departments – Live, Press, Television, Administration and Accounts to compiling box office figures and assisting on numerous live gigs and television shows, including Fantasy Football League.

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