I am currently living and working as a Line Producer in Rio-de-Janeiro – having emigrated to Brazil in December 2010.
I am working with - FSR Producoes - a high profile Event Production Company supporting complete Production Services for Events staging and end to end Broadcast Standard Television Production Services for Local and International Companies - where FSR acts as the local Producer.
FSR has Produced high profile Events from The Pan American Games to Rock in Rio to The Laureus World Sports Awards and most recently The Olympic & Paralympic Cultural Forum for the British Council.
New TV Clients Include - BBC Children's, BBC Sports, Done and Dusted, The Foundation for Zodiak Media, Trio Orange, Double Act Productions for Discovery.
FSR as a Company is registered with the National Film Agency ANCINE - acting as the Local Producer for International TV Production Companies - our role is to report to ANCINE on the foreign producer’s behalf - where we are responsible for ensuring compliance with Brazilian filming legislation and Customs clearance. We can supply all filming and location logistics and permits, from budgeting and production scheduling through to Post, alongside sourcing experienced bi-lingual production staff - from highly experienced DOP's and Producers to Researchers, Fixers, Editors, Camera and Sound staff.
• Developing & scheduling of projects to delivery.
• Planning & management of Production budgets.
• Sourcing & contracting of experienced bi-lingual Production staff and Crew.
• Sourcing of Facilities & Resources – inc Pro Video and Film kit, sound gear and Post Production Facilities.
• Location sourcing & securing of special Permits.
• Fixer Services & Location Management.
January 1995 – March 2009 (14 years 3 months) BBC London & Freelance
Over 14 years as staff at BBC White City London - delivering Documentary productions from Factual to Observational to High end CGI.
Over 100 hours of originated Factual & Science programming, with annual budgets of approx £3.5 million – individual projects varying from £108k - £560k p/hr
BBC Series Credits: Fight For Life, Climate Chaos, A Child Against All Odds, Teen Terrors to Teen Angels, Little Angels, Medical Mysteries, African ER, Money Program, Tomorrows World, Child Of Our Time, Journeys To The Bottom of The Sea, Back To The Floor, Blood On The Carpet
Associations – PMA – The Association for Experienced Production Managers http://www.pma.org.uk
Name: Sarah McClean Severo
Lives in: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Occupation: Line Producer and Production Manager