Admittedly he’s not quite so brand new any more, having been at the company for almost 3 months, but none the less, Rob Harwood is the newest addition to our studio team and so deserves an introduction…
We asked him a series of hard-hitting questions to find out more about the man behind the bookings…
What attracted you to this studio account manager position?
I’ve always wanted to work at a Studio and the expansion here at Spectrecom seemed like a perfect opportunity! I love dealing with the excitement of TV and Film productions and think that Spectrecom Studios are really well positioned, particularly with the current shortage of Studio space in London.
What were you doing before joining Spectrecom?
I used to be the Head of Rentals at ‘Autoscript’. We covered the prompting for some of the largest News and Entertainment shows on TV. If you ever need an expert on an autocue, I’m your man…
What happens in an average day for Spectrecom’s studio account manager?
Lots of emails! First thing I always try and say hello to each of the productions we have in to check they are happy or if there is anything they need. After the obligatory morning coffee I tend to go through any overnight enquiries and questions, as well as finalising paperwork from the previous day’s shoots. The day is then predominantly made up of phone calls, emails, meetings and general assistance for the studio shoots – along with a fair bit of forward planning!
What do you like most about your role here?
I love that we have such different production and shoots in each day. We could have children’s puppets singing songs one day with a formula 1 car in the next!
Have you ever been star struck by a studio guest?
I’m a big ‘Game of Thrones’ fan so Charles Dance was pretty great. I also love it when food is being shot as we often get to eat it afterwards…
What’s the most unusual shoot you’ve had in the studios?
I’ve only been here a few months, but so far, the shooting of a portrait painted entirely with curry ingredients has to be the most bizarre!
Who would be your dream studio guest?
I would love to have David Attenborough in – broadcast royalty!
Contact Rob today, on 0203 405 2263, for more information about our studio offering