Hello, I’m Cem Yucesoy. I’m an experienced TV fixer based in Turkey.
Over 30 years I’ve built up an unrivalled wealth of experience in travel and media fixing. Working for individual travellers and small groups, I’ve organised tours, flights, and car rentals, arranged gulet cruises, and developed tailormade holidays. I am the principal location manager and tour guide for Peter Sommer Travels, a leading British tour operator specialising in expert-led cultural and historical tours and gulet cruises. I speak fluent idiomatic English and have worked for a wide range of British and American companies and organisations.
I moved into television work in 1996, and found it a huge and exciting challenge. At first, I didn’t quite realise how significant a series it was I had been asked to work on. This landmark BBC/PBS documentary, In The Footsteps Of Alexander The Great, completely changed my career ambitions. Working with the leading historian and presenter Michael Wood and award-winning director David Wallace was the ultimate training ground for a first-time fixer.
Since then, I’ve worked with teams from around the world to produce a wide and diverse array of programmes. I’ve been Turkey location manager and fixer on documentaries for some of the finest TV production companies in the UK and US: the BBC, Lion TV, Atlantic Productions, Cafe, Diverse, Maya Vision. You can see the range here .
I can organise all the services and permissions you’ll need in Turkey . Years of experience and a diverse broadcast history mean I have a vast knowledge of the right ancient and contemporary locations for your project, and an extensive network of contacts. I’m proud to say that I come highly recommended by those I’ve worked with.
The resulting programs have been broadcast on BBC, ITV, Channel 4, and Five in the UK, and PBS, Readers’ Digest, National Geographic and the Discovery Channel in the US.
If you are planning to shoot a documentary in Turkey, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I can help recommend locations and storylines, and coordinate all the transport and accommodation logistics. A trusted fixer with a proven track record, I will be delighted to assist with all your filming needs, from initial research and recce to shooting and post-production.