Matt Taylor

I’m an experienced and versatile producer working across factual, entertainment, reality and scripted in TV and digital production.

I’ve led productions end-to-end, from green light through to delivery and also developed and won several commissions, producing successful one-off programmes, new series and returning formats.

I’m very strong in the edit, with solid scriptwriting and storytelling skills. I’m organised with a good attention to detail and strong editorial judgement. I also have additional broadcast compliance knowledge. I’ve had further responsibility for troubleshooting edits, final stage offline and running multiple suites simultaneously.

I’m used to working under the pressure of either live TX or tight schedule deadlines and I pride myself that I have always delivered the very best content on time and on budget. I’m based regionally, outside of the M25.

Education

Sept 1994 - June 1997

BA (Hons) Visual Communication at Birmingham City University

A visual art and art-history based degree.
I specialised in ‘Time-based Media’ (multiplatform production)

Sept 1993 - June 1994

BTEC diploma in Art Foundation at Mid-Warwickshire College of Further Education

Practical art foundation course covering fine art, graphic design, illustration, textiles and sculpture. With art history

Experience

May 2019 - July 2019

Edit Producer - Make Me a Dealer at BBC Studios

Competitive lifestyle format. Working with high-volume rushes, writing scripts and shaping new structure and format points.

Feb 2019 - March 2019

Edit Producer - Crimewatch Roadshow live at BBC Studios

Producing over 40 appeal and drama recon films. Strong editorial and compliance. Running two edits with pressure of daily live TX

Oct 2018 - Nov 2018

Edit Producer - Big Brother at Endemol

Producing crafted VTs for live eviction shows. Working with high-volume rushes and to a very tight live TX schedule.

Aug 2019 - Aug 2019

Edit Producer - Truth About Lesbians (WT) at Viacom International Studios

Late commission, tight schedule. Writing, shaping and crafting stories for edit.

Sept 2019 - Sept 209

Edit Producer - Play Your Pets Right at Lion Television

Children show for Sky Kids (digital platform)
Writing scripts and turning rushes into funny stories

July 2018 - Aug 2018

Edit Producer - Border Interceptprs at Crackit

Factual Obs-doc. Shaping new 10 part series and writing scripts. Working with high volume rushes.

April 2018 - April 2018

Caught on Camera - Helicopter Pursuits at Elephant House

Writing new scripts around existing police helicopter footage and stories.

Nov 2017 - March 2019

Edit Producer - Cant Pay We'll Take It Away at Channel 5

Troubleshooting role to re-edit new series before its first TX. Working with legal and compliance

Dec 2016 - April 2017

Producer/Director (& Edit Producer) - June Brown at 90 at BBC Studios

Producing this film from green light to delivery. Responsible for budget and managing crew. Directing talent and shaping the entire programme in the edit.

Nov 2014 - Jan 2016

Series Producer/Director - EastEnders: Back to Ours at BBC Studios

I created, developed and produced this successful format, which was commissioned for 2 series and 4 single specials. I also directed all multi-cam shoots

Jan 2010 - Nov 2016

Producer/Director - EastEnders at BBC

The roles responsibility was to develop, produce and direct all additional programming in and around the EastEnders brand. From factual films supporting to storylines to long-form behind-the-scenes specials. This also included new and original scripted drama and comedy productions. I devised concept, commissioned the writer and produced and directed drama. These productions were commissioned for online, BBC red button services and BBC iPlayer Exclusives.

Sept 2006 - Dec 2009

Assistant Producer at BBC

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