Lorraine Newman

Multi BAFTA award winning Executive Producer. Currently Executive Producer of “Babs”, a single drama for BBC1 which is due to TX May 2017.

Lorraine’s career in Drama has spanned two decades and she has had the unique opportunity to progress through every editorial role en route. During this time she has gained incredible experience which has also afforded her a greater insight into the requirements of production at every stage and level, ensuring the creative vision can be both realised and achieved. Lorraine is just as confident working with talent completely new to TV as she is with those who frequent the commissioners ‘wanted’ lists.

A visionary leader with the ability to empower her team to deliver to an exceedingly high level.

 

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EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

"BABS"

01-11-2015 – PRESENT

Red Planet Pictures 90’ single drama for BBC1, co-venture between BBC Studios and Red Planet Pictures.

Writer: Tony Jordan.
Director: Dominic Leclerc.
TX May 2017.

Dramatisation of the life of Dame Barbara Windsor, spanning five decades from 1940’s through to the early 1990’s. Combining theatre and film, the piece is creatively ambitious and a refreshing take on the genre. Lorraine initially developed this project at the BBC and has taken it through to completion.

After a recent viewing, Charlotte Moore responded that she ‘loved it, found it funny and moving and thought it was genius, unlike anything she’s ever seen on TV’. She went on to say that it was ‘an honour to have it on the channel’.

JUDGE

2016/2017 – ONGOING

Screenwriting Goldmine Awards A final judge of the annual international film and television writing awards. Lorraine also nurtures and mentors writers from the competition to help them further develop their projects and bring them to the attention of commissioners.
DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

AUGUST 2013 – OCTOBER 2015

BBC (now BBC studios) During her time within the department, Lorraine developed a number of projects, including Babs, which was successfully commissioned for BBC1. She also secured funding to train commissioned writers in the art of securing an original drama commission. The course was a great success, all of the writers on the initial year are now developing with the BBC and the BBC have continued to run this course.

As the BBC’s plans for its in house drama department shifted, Lorraine took the opportunity to take redundancy with the aim of expanding her experience in the wider drama world. The BBC agreed that she could remain as the Executive Producer of Babs, delivering the project through Tony Jordan’s company, Red Planet Pictures.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

"EASTENDERS"

FEBRUARY 2012 – AUGUST 2013

BBC Executive Producer of the award winning BBC continuing drama, including the Olympic Live Episode. Overseeing the options for the rebuild of Albert Square, working with BBC Management and external companies to ensure the best result for the BBC, the Production and the audience.

BAFTA winner 2013.
SERIES PRODUCER

"EASTENDERS"

2005-2012
BBC Series Producer under the tenures of Kate Harwood, Diederick Santer and Bryan Kirkwood. Primarily responsible for the crewing and output of the creative departments: Script, Story and Directors.

During this period, Lorraine was responsible for series producing the first live episode and the Dot monologue episode, both of which were received with great critical acclaim.

Series Producer for all three series of E20, a hugely successful online spin-off following four teenage characters in Albert Square. The series was written and developed by thirteen new London writers aged between 17 and 22 who attended a summer school. A great development opportunity for the cast, writers and crew.

Lorraine also ran a Multi-Camera Directing course for EastEnders and was a regular speaker on the BBC’s New Writing Scheme.

BAFTA winners 2006, 2010 and 2011.

SCRIPT PRODUCER/ PRODUCER

"EASTENDERS"

2001-2003

BBC Script Producer of the popular continuing series under the tenure of John Yorke. Responsible for the output of scripts on the show.

Also produced two EastEnders spin offs during this time: ‘Perfectly Frank’ and ‘Slaters in Detention’.

BAFTA winner 2002.

DEVELOPMENT SCRIPT EDITOR

"THIN ICE"

2000-2001

BBC Writer: Tom Needham

Developed a single drama for BBC1, starring Nicholas Lyndhurst.
SCRIPT EDITOR

"CITY CENTRAL"

1998-2000

BBC1 Producer: John Yorke

Script Edited the first two series of the Manchester based police series.
SCRIPT SECRETARY/ ARCHIVIST/ RESEARCHER/ SCRIPT EDITOR

1989-1997

BBC 1997 BAFTA winner for Best Drama Series.