Joanna MacDonnell

First Assistant Director

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First Assistant Directors Course at the Filmmakers Central School of Cinema, Hollywood, USA

Scheduling with Movie Magic Course at the Filmmakers Central School of Cinema, Hollywood, USA

BBC Total Concept Health and Safety Course (Drama Specific)

BBC Trained Fire Warden

BBC Floor Management Training

Stage Management HND Course at the Central School of Speech and Drama


FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR on single camera productions

"Casualty"                                                                                                                         BBC TV

Director Nic Phillips        Producer Pippa Brill


"Justifying War" (Dramatization of the Hutton Enquiry)                                          BBC TV

Director Nicolas Kent    Producers Bill Boyes, Richard Fell, Simon Curtis


"Eastenders"                                                                                                                    BBC TV

Director Nicholas Copus    Producer Oliver Kent


"Holby City"                                                                                                                      BBC TV

Directors Julie-Anne Robinson, Minkie Spiro, Simon Meyers, Richard Platt, Indra Bhose 

Dominic Keavey

Producers Julie-Anne Robinson, Paul Goodman, Richard Stokes, Huw Kennair-Jones

Rebecca Heddely


PROGRAMME SCHEDULER "Holby City"                                                              BBC TV

 Worked to establish new scheduling office on 52 week continuing drama.

Liason with producers, story and script editors, casting department and the production teams.

Writing schedules with Movie Magic Scheduling Software and attending storyline meetings


"Mind Over Matter" (Feature)                                                                                       Brick and Pin Films Ltd

Schedule Preparation On MMS

Producer Andrea Thornton


"New Town Original" (Low Budget Feature)                                                              New Town Films

Schedule Preparation on MMS

Producers Jamie Palmer, Jason Ford


"Crash,Bank, Wallop" (A Night Of Visual Comedy with Alexi Sayle)                       BBC TV 

Director John Birkin          Producer Kieron Collins, Vincent Beasely


"Crazy Jonathan's" (Sit Com Pilot)                                                                                BBC TV     

Director Gareth Carravick                Producer Myfanwy Moore


SENIOR FLOOR MANAGER on multi-camera live and recorded studio, location and outside broadcast productions.

Studio Productions  include:

“The Kumars at No. 42”                                                                                                 Hat Trick Productions

“Ali G in da USA                                                                                                            Talkback

“The Waiting Game”                                                                                                       Hat Trick Productions

"Parkinson"                                                                                                                       BBC TV

"Blankety Blank"                                                                                                             Pearson Television/Thames TV

"Blue Peter"                                                                                                                       BBC TV

"Get Your Own Back"                                                                                                     BBC TV

"The National Lottery"                                                                                                   BBC TV

"2000 to 1"                                                                                                                          BBC TV

"2000 Today" (BBC Millennium Show)                                                                        BBC TV

"Art Attack"                                                                                                                        Media Merchants

"Before They Were Famous"                                                                                       BBC TV

"The Mag"                                                                                                                          Two Hats Productions

Location/O B Productions include:

"Robot Wars"                                                                                                                    MBC

"80 Years - A Royal Celebration"                                                                               BBC TV & Visage Television

"BAFTA Film Awards"                                                                                                   Sky Television & Initial TV

"Holocaust Memorial Day"                                                                                          BBC TV

"CBBC Proms In The Park"                                                                                          BBC TV

"RHS Chelsea Flower Show"                                                                                       2/4 Productions for Channel 4

"Crimewatch Daily"                                                                                                         BBC TV

"Question Time"                                                                                                               MBC


Directors include Stuart McDonald, James Ditchfield, Geraldine Dowd, Clare Michel, Geoff Miles, Ian Hamilton


Various productions as a member of the BBC staff and as a freelancer.


THEATRE Credits include:

Company Manager/Stage Manager “Starlight Express” Bochum, Germany

Company Stage Manager “Piaf” UK Tour and Dundee Repertory

Company Stage Manager Repertory Season Gaiety Theatre Douglas

DSM  Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” (RUG Production) UK Tour

DSM “Unforgettable – the Nat King Cole Story” UK and Japan Tour

ASM/DSM  The Phantom of the Opera” Her Majesty’s Theatre, London

ASM English National Opera London Coliseum



Movie Magic Scheduling Software and Lap Top

Full Clean Driving Licence

Excellent German



Lynn Grant                                                         

Assiciate Producer                                            

BBC TV Drama Dept.                              

Tel. 07836 632543                                                                     

Debbi Slater

Associate Producer

BBC TV Drama Dept.

Tel. 07989 475628