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Kate Larking

Line Producer

Agent: Julie Press - julie@kitsonpress.co.uk

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Kate is a highly motivated, organized and efficient Line Producer/ Production Manager. Having spent 4 years working in feature film production at Warp Films/Warp X, she decided to build up her hands-on experience in television by learning from the ground up. Kate excels at multi-tasking, problem solving, budgeting and negotiation. She also lectures part time in Producing at Leeds Beckett University and has recently worked for Creative England as Programme Manager on ‘Lining Up’, a Line Producer training scheme.

Work

Production Experience

The War of the Worlds
Mammoth Screen for BBC

Production Manager
Producer: Betsan Morris-Evans
Line Producer: Joanna Thapa

The City & the City
Mammoth Screen for BBC

Producer Manager
4 x 60′ Drama
Producer: Betsan Morris-Evans
Line Producer: Joanna Thapa

Mum
Little Lamb Productions

Producer
Short Film
Director/Writer: Anne-Marie O’Connor
Exec Producers: Potboiler Productions

Irene's Ghost
Forwardslash Productions

Line Producer
Feature Documentary
Director: Iain Cunningham
Producer: Rebecca Mark-Lawson

Rocket's Island Series 3
Lime Pictures for CBBC

Line Producer
13 x 30min Drama
Directors: Dirk Campbell/ Paul Cotter
Producer: Lucy Martin

Freefall
Warp X

Line Producer
1 x 100′ Low Budget Feature
Director: Juliet McKoen
Producer: Rebekah Wray Rogers

God's Own Country
Dales Productions

Production Manager (Shoot Cover)
Feature Film
Director: Francis Lee
Producers: Jack Tarling, Manon Ardisson

Utopia - Series 2
Kudos for Channel 4

Production Manager
6 x 60min Drama
Directors: Marc Munden/ Sam Donovan
Producer: Rebekah Wray-Rogers
Line Producer: Mike Treen

This Is England 88
Warp Films for Channel 4

Production Manager
3 x 60min Drama
Director: Shane Meadows
Producers: Mark Herbert, Rebekah Wray Rogers

Kill List
Warp Films / Film 4

Production Manager
1 x 100min Feature
Director: Ben Wheatley
Producers: Andy Starke, Claire Jones

Donkey Punch
Warp X / Film 4

2nd Unit Production Manager
1 x 100min Feature
Director: Olly Blackburn
Producer: Angus Lamont

Make Bradford British
Love Productions for Channel 4

Senior Production Coordinator
2 x 60min Documentary
Series Producer: Heenan Bhatti
Production Manager: Edwina Hatfield

Rocket's Island
Lime Pictures for BBC1/CBBC

Production Coordinator
3 x 30min Drama
Director: Dirk Campell
Producer: Tim Compton
Line Producer: Michaela Eccleston

Scott & Bailey Series 2
Red Production Company for ITV

Production Coordinator
8 x 60min Drama
Directors: China Moo-Young, Paul Walker, Morag Fullarton; Producer: Tom Sherry
Line-Producer: Alison Loose

Other Media Experience

Visiting Lecturer in Producing, Northern Film School/ Leeds Beckett University (Part time since 2013)
Module leader and lecturer on the Filmmaking MA.

Line Producer Researcher, Creative Skillset (2016)
Interviewed producers, line producers and production companies regarding their views of crew shortages within the UK film and TV industry.

Programme Manager – ‘Lining Up’, Creative England (2015)
Co-created and ran the ‘Lining Up’ line producer training scheme which consisted of two residential courses; one in Bristol/ Elstree and one in Los Angeles. Organized seminars, speakers, panel events, drinks events, studio tours and oversaw the smooth running of the scheme including monitoring, budgeting and looking after high-profile industry guests.

Head of Distribution, Marketing & Events, Warp Films (2009 – 2010)
Responsible for distribution and marketing of feature films Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee (dir: Shane Meadows), All Tomorrow’s Parties (dir: Jonathan Caouette) and Harmony Korine’s Trash Humpers. Worked on Chris Morris’ Four Lions, Warp online film festival and Warp Shorts DVD. Responsibilities included marketing & distribution budgets, planning, scheduling, devising campaigns and theatrical/ DVD/ online releases, all press and events. Created Warp online distribution portal.

Project Manager, Warp Production Services (2010)
Managed Screen Yorkshire Film Toolkit training mechanism (devising website, print, organizing events for festivals, scheduling, budgeting, reporting) and Drama Network events for general public and key Yorkshire talent.

Assistant Head of Production, Warp X (2008 – 2010)
As Coordinator role below but with additional production duties including support in all areas of pre-production, production and post-production. Drafted budgets, supported and oversaw the Warp X productions (Tyrannosaur, Kill List, She A Chinese, All Tomorrow’s Parties, Bunny and the Bull, Hush, Donkey Punch and A Complete History of My Sexual Failures. Delivered films to Film4, UK Film Council, Screen Yorkshire, EM Media, Optimum Releasing and sales agents and distributors.

Coordinator, Warp X (2006 – 2008)
Liaised with financiers (Film4, UK Film Council, Screen Yorkshire, EM Media, Optimum Releasing), organized events and premieres, website, press & marketing, production, delivery and development support, business affairs support, responsible for day to day office running, managed interns and assisted with training and recruitment.

Media Training

Moviemagic Scheduling & Budgeting, London Film Academy – October 2014.

MicroMarket, Film London – October 2014.

Marketing & Distribution Course, Media Business School, Ronda Spain (awarded bursary) July 2010.

Screen Yorkshire Super8 scheme (selected by Screen Yorkshire for bespoke training) January – July 2010.

Script Reading for Distributors, The Script Factory, April 2010/ Script Reading, The Script Factory, April – May 2007.

UK Film Council accredited Screenwriting Course, Oxford Film and Video Makers, October 2003 – March 04.