RÉSUMÉ FOR RICHARD JEFFS:
1995 to date
Richard Jeffs has worked as a media consultant and specialist researcher for many independent television producers, production houses, ITV franchise holders, UK and international television libraries, publishers, producers, directors and writers. Full details of current clients on request.
LONDON WEEKEND TELEVISION
Contributed special research for "40 Years of ITV Laughter".
January 1995 to June 1995
THE ROSEMAN ORGANISATION
Broadcasters Agent working with clients including Roger Cook, Anne Diamond, Jill Dando.
CENTRAL BROADCASTING LIMITED
Producer, "The Sixties". Pilot programmes using archive programme material. Author of report on repeating regional television programmes and archive material, identifying series and programmes and new markets for the programme library.
Specialist Researcher "Crossroads 30 Years On". Regional/Part Network programme exploring the enduring fascination with the prolific 'soap opera' - six years after the final episode and thirty years after the series first aired.
Specialist researcher "The Cook Report".
THE LONG ISLAND MUSIC COMPANY LIMITED
Author of report on talking books based on television sound tracks
ALLIED RADIO plc
Board member of EASY-FM and Birmingham Country Radio Limited both seeking a licence from the Radio Authority for the West Midlands.
Author of performance reports for the Leisure and Countryside Programme Department based at Pebble Mill Birmingham covering network titles 'Country File', 'Top Gear', 'Telly Addicts' and 'The Clothes Show'.
RICHARD POPE SOLICITORS
Advising clients, of this Birmingham based law firm on their vulnerability to Television coverage, negotiating on clients behalf with broadcasters and press.
April 1991 to December 1993
EAST WEST CREATIVE ASSOCIATION and CENTRAL TELEVISION SPECIAL PROJECTS DEPT.
General Manager of Central TV's Russian Joint Venture Company.
Administration of facilities company which was a Joint Venture between Central Independent Television plc, 'Roskino', the Russian State Committee for Cinematography, 'Ogonyok' the Russian weekly magazine and 'Contemporary Opera'. Responsible for the running of the London office, negotiation of new contracts and setting up a new office in Moscow.
February 1982 to April 1991
CENTRAL INDEPENDENT TELEVISION plc
Head of Programme Services
The Programme Services Department provided administrative support to the Director of Programmes and the Programme Production and Broadcasting Divisions.
Main achievements whilst at Central:-
Consolidated the writing of budgets and administration of 16 department
Originated a computerised system to control and report on an expenditure totalling &18 million (I was always under budget)
Negotiated over 2000 freelance Producer, Director and Researcher contracts
Administration of 200 production staff based on three sites including the co-ordination of personnel, office accommodation and resources for programme makers in Birmingham, Nottingham and London
Originated special projects including the production of the 'Crossroads' video cassette to coincide with the transmission of the final episode of the long running 'soap opera'
Devised and developed the computer program and system used for the engagement of freelance Producers, Directors and Researchers which facilitated a higher volume of hiring and centralised control
Initiated and completed a feasibility study into the acquisition of a Los Angeles based programme and clip library
Responsibilities whilst at Central:-
- Head of Casting Department
- Head of Researcher Department
Whilst at Central I also undertook freelance work for Dick Clark Productions in California working on 'Bloopers and Practical Jokes' for NBC and 'World of Television' for HBO.
I was resident in Los Angeles in 1981/2 where I undertook researcher and management posts in broadcasting and employment agencies on obtaining 'Resident Alien' (Green Card) status.
February 1978 to February 1982
PAUL VAUGHAN ASSOCIATES
Assistant to Managing Director
I assisted with the establishment of a new group of companies working in Film and Television production and the career management of broadcasters.
April 1973 to February 1978
BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Station Assistant - Local Radio and Regional Television
Station Assistant at BBC Radio Birmingham based at Pebble Mill. Duties included presenting and producing local programmes as a disc jockey, newsreader and announcer. Attended many training courses whilst at BBC in local radio and moved to BBC Television at Pebble Mill as a Regional TV Station Assistant in 1976. Worked as a Station Assistant at BBC Radio Derby in 1977.
The Baim Collection Limited
TV Heaven (2000) Limited
Brown Envelope TV Limited
Adelphi Films Limited
John Creasey (Family) Limited
Television, Radio, Films and the history of British broadcasting specifically scheduling and programming;
Twentieth century social history,
Nineteenth century industrial history;
Travelling, driving, ownership of 1964 Daimler 2.5 litre V8;
Being in warm climates, especially Andalusia, California and South Devon on sunny days.
Birmingham International Film and Television Festival
(Board Member October 1993 to 1998)
Birmingham Film Theatre and Broadcasting Association
(Chairman 1993 - 1995)
Midlands Arts Centre
(Director, Board of Trustees 1985 to 1987)
Second City Mobile Arts
(Board member 1978 to 1981)
Birmingham Youth Theatre
(From first production 1972 to 1987)
British Film Institute
Concert Artistes' Association
Jaguar Enthusiasts Club and the AA