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Deanne Cunningham

Producer - Television Drama

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Head of Development / Executive Producer (2020-2022)
Synchronicity Films

Deanne currently heads up development at Synchronicity where she works on a number of original projects and adaptations for Film and television.

Endeavour (2018-2019)
Mammoth Screen / ITV

Producer of Season 6
4 x 90 Min Episodes
Executive Producer: Damien Timmer

Development Producer (2017)
Synchronicity Films

Working across Synchronicity’s film and TV slate, developing high end drama projects for both UK and international broadcasters.

Head of Development (2016-2017)
Bonafide Films

Head of Development at Bonafide Films working across a varied slate of projects, including the production ‘The Last Post’, for Channel Four, written by Peter Moffat.

Cold Feet (2015-2016)
Big Talk/ITV

Writer: Mike Bullen
Director: Terry McDonough
Producer: Rebecca Ferguson

Co-producer on 2016 reboot of ITV’s award winning comedy drama ‘Cold Feet’. Co-producing 8 episode series, across all elements of production from casting and locations to post production.

One of Us (2015)
BBC Scotland/BBC1

Trainee Producer
Writers: Jack and Harry Williams
Director: Will McGregor
Producer: Colin Wratten

Selected for the ‘Stepping Up’ drama producing programme (Creative Scotland/BECTU). The programme involved spending 10 weeks on location in Scotland as a producer trainee on BBC1 thriller, ‘One of Us’.


Humans (Series 1) (2014-2015)
Kudos Film and Television

Script Editor
Sci-fi Series for Channel Four and AMC
Worked closely with writers/creators Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley to develop 8, hour-long scripts for broadcast, as well as series writers Emily Ballou and Joe Barton.
Adapted storylines from the original Swedish series – Äkta Människor.

Utopia (Series 2) (2013-2014)
Kudos Film and Television

Script Editor
Award winning conspiracy thriller for Channel Four
Editor on all 6, hour-long scripts, working with writers Dennis Kelly and John Donnelly. Liaising with the directors, cast and production team on location to ensure editorial intentions were carried out. Responsible for all negative checks, continuity, clearances, legal checks and script research.

The Tunnel (Series 1) (2012-2013)
Kudos Film and Television

Script Editor
10-part crime thriller for Sky Atlantic and Canal+
Adaptation of the Scandanvian series ‘The Bridge’. First ever bi-lingual co-production, working with both English and French writers and translators to produce bi-lingual, English and French shooting scripts.Working with writers including show-runner Ben Richards, Emma Frost and Chris Lang as well as French writers to produce storylines and 10 hour long scripts for broadcast.

Waterloo Road (2012)
Shed Productions

Assistant Script Editor
Working across 20, hour-long scripts for this BBC1 primetime show. Worked with all 18 writers to ensure accuracy and continuity.

EastEnders (2011-2012)

Story Assistant
Attending story conferences, working with writers to generate short & long term storylines. Writing story strands for the monthly story document, editing drafts of the document.

Development Assistant (2010-2011)

Developing new drama ideas for from initial pitch to final script.
Producing high quality pitch documents for commissioning and international sales purposes.
Writing script coverage on ideas submitted and giving critical feedback to writers.
Assistant script editor on – ‘Tracy Beaker returns’

BBC Production Trainee Scheme (2008-2010)

Selected from over 3000 applicants to be one of 19 BBC Production Trainees. The scheme comprised of 18 months of training and intensive work placements around the BBC including:
Eastenders – Assistant Story/Script Editor
BBC Drama North – Development Assistant
Front Row, Radio 4 – Assistant Producer
Horizon – Assistant Producer.


Adeline For Leaves (2013)

12 minute short film directed by award winning Jessica Sarah Rinland. Festival screenings include Edinburgh International Film Festival, Encounters, LSFF, Ann Arbour

Int'Vic (2013)
Shoebox Films

Director: Brady Hood
Executive Producers: Joe Wright, Paul Webster
19min short film, ‘In the Vic’. Festival Screenings at – LSFF 2014 and East End 2014.

Berlinale Talent Campus (2013)

Selected from over 3500 global applicants to take part in the Berlinale Talent Campus 2012, a six day creative academy for up and coming filmakers.

Unconditional (2011)
UK Film Council/Triangle Scheme

Feature film development initiative run by the UK Film Council and Northern Film. Worked with writer/director Laura Degnan, to develop a feature film treatment which was then awarded funding to produce a trailer and feature script.

Other Experience

Trainee Solicitor (2006-2008)
Hogen Lovells LLP

Qualified March 2008. Drafting contracts, reviewing intellectual property deeds. Trademark and copyright infringement advice in the field of broadcasting.


Post Grad Legal Practice Course (Distinction)
Oxford Institute of Legal Practice
Law/Jurisprudence BA (2:1)
Magdalen College, Oxford University