collage_website.jpg

Simon Thompson

Producer (TV & Digital)
Journalist


Los Angeles, CA

 

ABOUT

Originally from the UK but now based in Los Angeles, Simon Thompson is an established producer and journalist. 

In a career that spans 25 years, he has worked with, and created content for, many of the world's most respected brands and outlets including E! News, BBC, Reuters, Forbes, Variety, Quibi, Good Morning Britain, SyFy, and the Oscar-nominated ITN Productions. He also produced short form content for major film studios including Sony Pictures and Warner Bros. as well as brands such as Dolby, IMAX, and Rotten Tomatoes.  

His work as a producer has earned him membership of both BAFTA and the Television Academy. Simon is currently developing his first feature documentary and several programming ideas.
 

 

SKILLS & EXPERTISE

  • Production - Over a decade of experience in TV and digital, in studio, on location, and remote from junkets and red carpets to entire multi-location live shows. 

  • Journalism - Over 25 years of experience covering major news and cultural events from 9/11 and Presidential elections to the Oscars. Editorial features and interviews published and broadcast by the world's biggest outlets and media and entertainment companies.

  • Development - From concept to delivery, a strong track record of successfully creating both short and long form programming for linear and non-linear platforms in major local, national, and international markets. 

  • Scripting - Writing tight and informed scripts for a range of programming in a range of voices across topical/hard news to lighter entertainment news focussed programming. 

  • Project & Team Management - Staffing, producing, and directing diverse crews, managing budgets, working to tight deadlines, as well as overseeing post-production.

PRODUCTION

  • 2017 - Present

Producer & Writer

E! News (NBCUniversal)

Los Angeles, CA

  • 2020

Producer & Writer

Rotten Tomatoes Watch List (Quibi/NBCUniversal)

Los Angeles, CA

  • 2016 - 2019

Producer & Writer
Reuters
Los Angeles, CA

  •  2014 - 2015

Entertainment Producer

London Live

London, UK

Full resume available

JOURNALISM

  • 2020 - Present

Variety
Los Angeles, CA 

  • 2015 - Present

Forbes

Los Angeles, CA 

Full resume available

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Quibi - Wrote and produced RT Watch List, a top 5 show on Quibi’s Daily Essentials programming slate with consistently high viewer retention.

  • Inside HollywoodDeveloped, produced, scripted, and voiced the UK’s only daily movie show airing on two major national networks. Built audience of almost 1 million within 4 months.

  • London Live - Played a key role in channel launch. Produced and directed a nightly, LIVE 30 mins entertainment show securing a 2% share at prime time and nightly audience of 750K within four months from launch.

 
ContacT

Your email has been sent

  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook