Panel Discussion

WFTV Midlands: Travel Women, The Secrets Behind International Filming

14th November 2019 18:15

Thursday 14 November | 18:15 – 20:30

Millennium Point (CONNECT, 2nd floor) | Birmingham |  B4 7XG

Want to learn more about setting up filming in foreign locations?

Then join us for an evening with the women behind the award-winning series, Travel Man.

Producer, Nicola Silk, Production Manager, Gemma Kemp and Senior Assistant Producer Jemma Parish will be sharing their expertise and experiences, giving a rare insight into the practical and logistical planning involved with multiple international shoots around the globe.

Nicola, Gemma and Jemma will reveal how they work together creatively and practically to ensure everything comes magically together on a shoot.


About the panellists:

Nicola Silk, Producer & Series Director

Nicola is an award-winning Producer & Director.  She has produced and directed features, factual entertainment and documentaries for BBC1, 2 & 3, ITV and C4 about food, fashion, gardening, antiques, cars, singing, parenting and travel. Credits include: Clothes Show, Top Gear, Tracks, British Fashion Awards, What Not to Wear, 10 Years Younger, Supersize Vs Superskinny, Embarrassing Bodies, Gadget Man and many more.


Gemma Kemp, Production Manager 

A senior Production Manager with eleven years’ experience managing a variety of primetime factual entertainment programming and content.

Gemma works across a portfolio of projects, which include live with audiences Guy Martin: Wall of Death Live and studio The Gadget Show. She has managed budgets of all sizes and has experience on multi-camera shows, both in the UK and abroad. Gemma has worked with numerous high-profile talent having worked on Travel Man and Guy Martin productions, The Gadget Show, Fifth Gear and Superscrimpers to name a few.


Jemma Parish, Senior Assistant Producer

Jemma started her TV career at MTV where she was part of a small team setting up and filming live MTV music events across Eastern Europe to raise awareness about the dangers of human trafficking. After various Runner roles in pre and postproduction Jemma secured a place in the BBC Birmingham talent pool and worked on most of the shows being produced at the time; Countryfile, To Buy Or Not To Buy, Points of View and Secret Britain, working her way up to Researcher level. Jemma moved on to become an AP and then Producer with Escape to the Country, Escape to the Continent and Penelope Keith’s Hidden Villages before studio producing with Four Rooms.

In 2014 Jemma got a call about Travel Man and she has been with the programme consistently since.


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