Career

What do location fixers do?

Who are Location Fixers? If you’re looking to filming abroad, chances are you’ll be thinking about hiring a location fixer. Your friendly fixer, is someone who is lives locally and is familiar with their host country.  They have a great network of contacts who work with them to help you with your production planning, logistics, translation, location and crew sourcing, or anything else you might need. Did you know that a lot of local fixers, have worked in TV in some…
Career Upskilling

Mind the Career Gap! How upskilling can you back on track.

Can upskilling fix the career gap? Like many, I fell into my career gap, it wasn't planned, it just sort of happened.  After a successful career in TV production, I decided to take some time off when my daughter was born in 2008. Taking a long break was never on the agenda,  just nine months maternity leave and heading right back to the city to pick up where I had left off. I loved my media work and even becoming…
Location

Qatar, where’s that then?

Qatar, where's that then? When we announced that we were moving to Qatar in 2016, our families kept asking us the same question 'where's that then?'. Unlike its, neighbours of Dubai and Saudi, this small peninsula in the gulf was relatively unknown.  Qatar land borders Saudi Arabia and only an hour’s flights from its nearest neighbours, of Bahrain, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.  It’s now known to be one of the richest countries in the world, alongside the safest. In 2010…