Month: March 2018

26 Mar 2018

The Televisual 2018 – Best Comedy Nominations

Merman shows Catastrophe and Motherland have both been nominated for Best Comedy at the 2018 Televisual Awards.  This was the 3rd series of Catastrophe, written by Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney. Motherland debuted last year with roaring success and is written by Sharon Horgan, Holly Walsh, Graham Linehan and Helen Linehan. These are public-voted awards […]

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23 Mar 2018

Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney Nominated for BAFTA Craft Award

Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney have been nominated for a BAFTA Craft Award in the category of Writer – Comedy for Catastrophe Series 3. They won this award for Catastrophe Series 1 in 2016. The winners will be announced during the BAFTA Craft Award ceremony on Sunday 22nd April. Best of luck to Sharon and […]

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20 Mar 2018

Juliet May is the Latest Signing to Merman

Aldi’s Easter TV 2018 advertising campaign marks a commercials debut for award-winning drama and comedy director Juliet May. Coupled with Sharon Horgan as Executive Director on the project,  the campaign is produced by Merman, for whom Juliet also directed Motherland, written by Sharon Horgan, which went to air on BBC2 in November. The show was […]

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15 Mar 2018

Laurie Smith is a Merman at David Reviews

Renowned comedy director Laurie Smith has joined Merman’s growing roster for worldwide commercial representation. Smith served as Head of Creative at ITV for a number of years, before realising his ambition to direct and stepping behind the camera as a freelancer. Since then, he hasn’t looked back. Smith is an exceptional sport star wrangler. His unpretentious approach and easy rapport have led him to work with […]

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14 Mar 2018

Kiku Ohe’s First Feature ‘The Lines’

Merman and Superprime are excited to show the trailer for Kiku Ohe’s first feature, The Lines. The film follows two actors who flee Los Angeles to seek quiet and solitude in the desert—ultimately exploring how we connect with each other and the world around us. The feature was recognized as Best Narrative Feature Film at New York […]

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14 Mar 2018

Laurie Smith’s Paddy Power is Pick of the Day on David Reviews

This deft piece of advertising for Paddy Power reminds DAVID of ‘Extras’ – the excellent comedy series co-created by Stephen Merchant and Ricky Gervais. Sid Owen plays a washed-up version of himself in a fashion reminiscent of ‘Extras’ regular Shaun Williamson (aka Barry from EastEnders). Like his fellow Albert Square alumnus, Owen’s performance skirts dangerously close […]

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09 Mar 2018

Merman launch Laurie Smith with new Paddy Power campaign and signs to Merman for worldwide representation

Laurie’s notably unpretentious style and ability to draw genuinely comedic performances from sports stars and “non” actors brought him to the attention of Merman. As former Head of Creative at ITV, Laurie Smith realised his burning ambition to direct and took the plunge. His promo for the launch of BT Sport featuring Michael Owen captured just the […]

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09 Mar 2018

Women of Tomorrow Awards 2018

Last night (on International Women’s Day, no less) ten remarkable winners were announced at the 2018 Women of Tomorrow Awards. Run by IPA and Campaign, the ceremony is held to highlight the lack of women in positions of power and creativity in the industry. The push for change was also redressed in Sharon Horgan’s inspirational […]

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08 Mar 2018

Sharon Horgan and MJ Delaney Nominate Their Female Heroes for IWD

Originally Featured in Shots.net By Selena Schleh on 8th March 2018. Adlanders Nominate Their Female Heroes for IWD We asked five of adland’s top female talents to choose their leading ladies – from Princess Mononoke to Amelia Earhart – for International Women’s Day. Sharon Horgan, co-founder, Merman My female hero has two heads.  Dawn French […]

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