Liz Kenny

Liz Kenny

Unit - Location Manager - Fixer at Location Fixer Ireland Europe
Swords, Ireland

About me

Location - Unit - Manager - Fixer - Ireland - Europe

With 20 years experience in Film-TV- Documentary -Commercial -Corporate productions - I provide the following skills to your production - Location Fixer - Leadership Skills - Problem solving & Innovation - Lead management experience and the ability to motivate - Planning and forecasting - Complex problem solving -Effective decision making - Deadlines - Budget forecast -Experience with Google Drive: Excel spreadsheets - Budget Breakdowns- Scheduling- Scouting -Recces

Scouted I Recces I Fixer I Ireland I Northern Ireland I UK I Portugal I France I Azerbaijan

Positions

Managing Director
Fingal Film & Arts Festival - Not for profit sector
January 2011 - Present (7 years 8 months)
Duties Director of Fundraising and Communications with a charity organisation since 2011Experience in management, communication, sales and marketing with proven capability to secure major donor & Sponsorship and also sourcing potential sponsorship Strategic thinking of operational delivery. Research & Implement plans for future fundraising and cultivation activities to broaden the existing donor base and increase funding levels in existing company Complied and implemented a database solution to the organisation to ensure donor centric compliance ,ensuring an excellent donor experience also constantly developing the network of supporters Existing long-term, relationships with private & company brands and other supporters to ensure a sustainable donor base with existing Existing knowledge of voluntary sector and charity legislation & Experience of social media and online platforms to promote activity/campaigns that were hugely successful Delivering high end funding applications for potential funding support in government and international packagesResearch & Investigate skills for new or alternative funding sourcesIncreasing levels of attendance & potential volunteers by creating & distributing advertising for programmes & eventsDeveloping relationships with donors and sponsors local representatives & outside facilitatorsPartnering with government departments, state bodies, local schools, colleges, national organisations & other practitioners in order to promote community and National awareness The implementation of strategic plans from the launch in 2011– to present Partnering with European organisations in partnership and funding project & training facilitator Successfully implementing company policyFull accountability for the board for all company operations controls the direction of the companyDecides budgets for all departmentsIdentifies risks and ensures appropriate strategies are in place
Production Manager
VIP - Productions - Broadcast Company
January 2006 - January 2009 (3 years)
Credits :(Kids Quizone RTE ) ( Operation Transformation Series 1 & 2) ( Super Garden ) ( English Class drama ) TV DRAMA & REALITY Programmes RTE 1 & 2 Responsible for: Managing relationships with Broadcasters RTE & BBC suppliers & other staff Drawing up costs of production/shooting schedules/ Budgets to senior management Hiring Crew & Contractors also negotiating rates of pay to crew and location suppliers Creating and maintaining good work ethics in teams & health & Safety polices on location and in studio Maintaing the production schedule that it runs on time and reporting to the Series Producer on progress Mantaining the production schedule & Budgeting updating cash flow reports to the Series Producer and Managing the production team Working with the Production company and broadcaster to ensure that all legal , financial and contractual paperwork ,Union and Cast agreement documentation is in place before the shoot. Overseeing location bookings and permits and risk assesments Meeting with 3rd Party commercial partners and agreeing sponsorship guidelines for the production company and broadcaster
Production - Location/Unit Manager
Freelance
January 1994 - January 2006 (12 years)
Credits :" Braveheart " " Some Mothers Son " " The Magnificent Ambersons" " Benedict Arnold" Broadcasters & Production Companies : BBC - RTE - UTV - Icon Productions - World 2000 - Nicolodeon - RKO - Paramount - C4 - Google - Sony Responsible for: Understanding finance in Film & TV Industry production practise tax incentives section 481 and budgets Irish Finance packages to investors and potential developersDealing with Key partners in rural and international partnerships Managing relationships with Broadcasters – Distribution – Sales and Casting Agents Priortise and preform to a high standard under pressure while working to tight deadlines Drawing up costs of production/shooting schedules/ Budgets to Producers & Funding Organsiations Hiring Crew & Contractors also negotiating rates of pay to crew and location suppliers Creating and maintaining good work ethics in teams & health & Safety polices on location and in studioMaintaing the production schedule that it runs on time and reporting to the Producers on progress Manging the production schedule & Budget updating cash flow reports to the Producer andManaing the production team Working with the Production company and broadcaster/ Finance groups to ensure that all legal , financial and contractual paperwork , Union and Cast agreement. Documenting and overseeing location bookings, permits and risk assessments Lead management experience and the ability to motivate employees and a workforce. Credits on request :Feature Films - Documentary - TV

Education

Master's degree - in Training & Media Education Award

2009 - 2010 (1 year)
Higher Education Award Council HETAC - Certificate in training & Education award - National council of awards - Assesment Strategies - Evaluatioin and Reflection - Pedagpgical Practice - Programme Design

Post Graduate Diploma

2005 - 2006 (1 year)

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