Month: October 2018

30 Oct 2018

ABC and Sky commission new comedy Frayed from Sarah Kendall

New Sky original comedy Frayed Award-winning Australian comedian Sarah Kendall will star in the bittersweet dark comedy Frayed, a Sky original production, co-commissioned with ABC in Australia. The comedy is the first scripted co-commission between the two broadcasters and is now filming in Newcastle (NSW), Sydney, and London. Set in 1989, Frayed follows the journey […]

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17 Oct 2018

Merman Signs Yorgos Lanthimos for UK Commercial Representation

Merman are thrilled to announce the signing of Yorgos Lanthimos to our commercial directing roster in the UK. Yorgos Lanthimos is a Greek multi-award winning director, producer and screenwriter whose first English language feature film ‘The Lobster’ (starring Golden Globe nominee Colin Farrell) won the 2015 Cannes Film Jury Prize. This brought further attention to […]

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05 Oct 2018


Topic Studios and Mermade, the brand new digitally-focused arm of Merman, today announced a first-look deal to develop and produce premium content for the short form arena. Working with top tier and emerging filmmakers and talent, Topic and Mermade will collaborate on scripted and non-scripted series. This is the first content partnership for the newly-announced […]

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