We're delighted to announce Jo Coombes as our new Head of Production, and welcome Senior Producers Deva Smith and Ellen de Faux into the fold.
HEAD OF PRODUCTION - JO
Jo Coombes joined us at the end of last year after freelancing as a producer on some of our favourite jobs, including Ralph Lauren’s Holiday ‘18 campaign and several stills shoots for H&M, and she now oversees the whole UK-wide production team from our Edinburgh HQ, ensuring high standards are kept right through from pitch to wrap.
Jo is also the founder of industry-wide sustainability initiative AdGreen, campaigning tirelessly to support the advertising world’s transition to environmentally sustainable production methods. Frustrated by what she was seeing on set as a production manager on dozens of jobs: masses of waste, catering on polystyrene plates, and entire set builds being thrown in skips; she decided to do something about it, and AdGreen is now the go-to resource for anyone working in advertising production. We're so happy to have Jo's sustainable expertise on board!
“It’s fantastic to join such a strong production team and support them as we grow and reduce the carbon cost of all our projects.”
Head of Production, LS Productions
SENIOR PRODUCERS - ABI, ELLEN AND DEVA
Working with our UK-wide in-house and freelance network of producers, production managers, coordinators and assistants, our experienced and talented senior producers Abi Atkinson, Ellen De Faux and Deva Smith will be collaborating with a huge variety of clients to interpret briefs, budgets and treatments to enable productions to come to life all across the country.
There is no such thing as an average day for our new Senior Producers - from managing crew on set and juggling budgets, creatives, travel, talent and locations, to representing LS at a range of industry events all over the world, the dream team ensures our clients have the best possible shoot experiences.
“Because we're so creatively minded, we collaborate in a way that more traditional service production companies can’t.”
Ellen de Faux
Senior Producer, LS Productions
MANAGING DIRECTOR & EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - SARAH
Sarah Drummond has been with us since 2014, totally transforming our film department and bringing her wealth of award-winning production expertise to the locations, planning and logistics of each and every production. This year, Sarah has added Managing Director to her existing Executive Producer title, meaning that she now oversees every aspect of what we do all across the UK.
DIRECTOR OF HAPPINESS - WENDY
Wendy Isaac has also been a firm fixture at LS for over 5 years, starting off in production and now, her shiny new title is our very special Director of Happiness. What this means is that Wendy keeps all the cogs turning here in the office and on set so that our HR, IT, legal and finances are taken care of, and everyone that works for LS in any capacity is really well looked after. Basically, she brings sunshine to every day at work, and we couldn't do it without her!
“The extensive production experience of this amazing team means we can offer the very best support to our clients on every shoot.”
Founder & CEO, LS Productions
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