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Tessa Tylee


Tessa Tylee has over two decades of television credits, including six seasons of community hero garden renovation show Mucking In. She begun on the coffee run on factual series Heroes and worked her way up to helm documenaries on rally driver Possum Bourne and actor Kevin Smith. These days Tylee runs her own production outfit, Alice in Television, from Hawke's Bay. 

One of the primary goals is getting the best out of those around you, so people skills are critical. You also need to understand the outcomes you expect from the lighting, camera and other specialists who work alongside you. Tylee on what skills a TV producer needs, in a 2003 NZ Herald interview