Ray McBride

Producer

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THE BEAKER GIRLS, Series 2
2022
BBC PRODUCER
HOLBY CITY
2019-2022
BBC PRODUCER
(17 x 40 minute episodes)
Leading and managing a team in the development and delivery of 17 episodes (including the series finale).
Ensuring that finished episodes reflect BBC values re content, creativity, representation and compliance.
Generating ideas for serial storylines and guest stories, overseeing the assessment and development of scripts, including conducting "polishes" on certain episodes. Developing writing talent from core writers to BBC Writers Academy and Shadow Scheme writers achieving their first broadcast credits.
Overseeing the production schedule by liaising with the Line Producer, Series Scheduler and Production Manager; involved in casting and appointment of HoDs. Brought in new Directors to the show.
Providing motivation and support to the whole team to facilitate an effective and enjoyable working environment during the shoot. Supporting the Director by managing relationships, resolving script or production issues, assessing rushes, attending rehearsals and providing feedback on assemblies, fine cut and dub.
HOLBY CITY
2019-2022
BBC SCRIPT EDITOR
(14 x 40/60 minute episodes)
Quickly turning clear written and verbal notes around from meetings with the Head of CDS, executive producer, series producer, script and block producers.
Participating in script meetings to assess dramatic effectiveness; sensitively alerting writers to difficulties, helping re-beat and amplify material, offering content and structural ideas, criticism, praise and encouragement, and conducting Covid passes in liaison with production HoDs.
Representing the views and interests of the writer to the production team.
Ensuring proofread, formatted versions of scripts are ready for production; providing copy, issuing time-sensitive amends, making cuts or adding content.
4Screenwriting
2021
Freelance Script edit new screenwriters Hannah Shury-Smith, Patricia Cumper and Jeffrey Aidoo
4Screenwriting
2019
Freelance Script reader selected to assistant script edit with Philip Shelley on scripts by Cat Moulton, Jiwon Lee and Sinitta Monero
SCRIPT EDITING
2018-2021
Conker Pictures Script editing 3 feature film dramas by writers Sarah Page, Kitty Percy, Paul Williams for small indie
SCRIPT EDITING
2018-2021
Blueprint Pictures Story research for Matt Charman (military history), Daisy Coulam (espionage) and Tom Edge (fantasy)
EASTENDERS
2017
BBC RESEARCH PRODUCER
Producer role created in recognition of Ray's contribution, editorial judgement, team management, resilience and creative thinking.
Nurtured writing talent in team.
Successfully argued for an increased research budget in light of its growing importance to story generation, writer support, as well as press & publicity.
EASTENDERS
2014-2016
BBC SENIOR RESEARCHER
Originated Senior Researcher role to lead a failing team.
Conducting in-depth research to ensure accuracy of scripts and story documents, providing notes, flagging issues & offering solutions.
Attended story conferences and worked with writers to identify and pitch stories, sourcing real world contributors and sensitively eliciting their experiences.
Involved in story from inception through to TX. Worked with Story Producer to develop numerous stories including award winning postpartum psychosis story.