FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR
Jude Winstanley is a freelance, broadcast television Production Manager with over 18 years experience within the broadcast television industry and runs The Unit List alongside her day job.
Starting her career in 1997 as a Runner on game and quiz shows (Supermarket Sweep, Strike It Rich, Blockbusters), she became a Production Secretary and then Production Co-ordinator (The Villa, Test The Nation, 1 vs 100).
Jude took on her first Production Manager role in 2004 and her experience encompasses factual entertainment (Beauty and the Geek, Mad About The House), observational documentary (American Nomads, Fix My Family) children’s (Smile, Home Grown Boys) and comedy programming (Don’t Watch That Watch This, Mashed, Viral Tap). Other PM work has also included corporate projects (Westfield Stratford City pop-up: Olympic Press Office & Newsroom) and radio documentaries in hostile environments for BBC World Service (Haiti: One Year On, Iraq’s Forgotten Conflict).
Jude is regularly booked as a speaker at youth projects, industry events and UK Universities delivering talks on ‘Getting in to TV’ and ‘Being a TV Freelancer’. Jude is currently on the working group panel for The Indie Training Fund and a Producer for RTS Futures events. Previous engagements have included working group panelist for the BBC Academy: ‘Fast Train‘, BAFTA: Career Pathways and the Department for Business Innovation & Skills with regard to Employment Agency Regulation review.
The Unit List has been developed with assistance and support over the years from Vykkie Winstanley, Tracy Manser, Mairie Mactague, Jason Crosby, Hana Canter, Jenny Drewett, Chloe Samwell-Smith, Gia Milinovich, Lisa Hilton Gill, Andy Atkinson, Mel Klapp, Julie Rose and the core members at TV Watercooler.