PREVIEW: Taking Risks & Living Dangerously - With Top TV Producer Dan Winch!

podcast preview Jan 27, 2020

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Dan Winch isn't just a TOP TV producer - he's one of the most rounded industry professionals I've ever met.

Starting out as an assistant director, Dan worked on award-winning TV shows like Boy A, The Mark of Cain, Appropriate Adult, See No Evil: The Moors Murders, Birdsong, and Paddy Considine's Tyrannosaur.

In 2017 Dan produced A Very English Scandal, written by Russell T Davies, starring Hugh Grant.

The show was nominated for twelve BAFTA's, three Golden Globes and three Critics Choice Awards. Ben Whishaw won a Golden Globe, Emmy, Critics Choice and a BAFTA for his performance as Norman Scott.

At the time of recording this podcast, Dan is exec producing ITV drama Quiz, which tells the sensational story of an attempted heist on the quiz show 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?'. Matthew Macfadyen and Sian Clifford star as Charles and Diana Ingram, with Michael Sheen as Chris Tarrant.

During our chat, we discuss:

  • How small the acting industry really is, and how you're only ever 2 people away from anyone.
  • How Dan was turned down by every Uni he applied to.
  • His discovery of the stage management course at Bristol Old Vic.
  • Why working for FREE, is a great tactic when you're starting out in the arts.
  • The importance of tasting different jobs within the industry. 
  • Dan's transition into assistant directing.
  • Working on serial dramas, and why they weren't a good fit for Dan.
  • Why Dan thrives on taking RISKS - and why everyone should live dangerously.
  • Dan's foray into floor running, and what it taught him.
  • The EXACT roles of a 1st AD, 2nd AD, and 3RD AD.
  • How Dan got into producing.
  • Producing shows like 'Broadchurch' and 'A Very English Scandal'.
  • The differences between a line producer, a producer, and an exec producer.
  • The toughest battles as a producer.
  • How producers work with casting directors to find the very best actors for a show.
  • Balancing budgets, and negotiating actors' fees with agents.
  • Dan's TOP life lessons.

And MUCH MUCH more!

This is the most in-depth education on producing, you'll find anywhere!

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