19 Jun 2018

Motherland to Return for Series 2

Hit BBC Two comedy Motherland is back! A collective sigh of relief can be heard across the Motherland as a new school term dawns. It’s also dawned on Julia (BAFTA nominated Anna Maxwell Martin)  that she still hasn’t sorted her childcare.  Her wonderful husband has decided to step up to the mark and train for […]

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19 Jun 2018

David Tennant and Jessica Hynes to star in BBC Four comedy-drama There She Goes

Merman, the production company founded and run by award-winning duo Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford, is producing a brand new 5 x 30 comedy-drama for BBC Four written by Shaun Pye (The Rack Pack, A Young Doctor’s Notebook, Todd Margaret) There She Goes is about a severely learning disabled 9-year-old girl Rosie (Miley Locke), her […]

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06 Jun 2018

Sharon Horgan and Lorna Martin bring Women on The Verge to W

UKTV has partnered with RTÉ to bring Women on the Verge (6×40), a brand new scripted drama which will air on UKTV’s premium entertainment channel, W in the UK and RTÉ in Ireland. Sky Vision will be handling international distribution. The six-part series will be co-produced by Merman and House Productions.   Women on the Verge is based […]

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04 Jun 2018

Merman makes double signing

Original article published in Shots Online Zak Emerson and Will Clark sign to Merman for Branded Commercials. Emerson is known for his cinematic style and emotional story-telling, having studied Fine Art Painting at London’s Central Saint Martins. He started out as a storyboard artist and creative artist working under ASD‘s Paul Arden, before turning his […]

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01 Jun 2018

Sharon Horgan Wins IFTA Gala TV Award

The Irish Film and Television Gala TV Awards 2018 were held last night at the RDS Concert Hall in Dublin. The ceremony was hosted by Jason Byrne. The first award of the night was for Best Female Performance in a soap or comedy and was won by Sharon Horgan! Sharon is a Merman co-founder with Clelia […]

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25 May 2018

Lucy Walker – The New Yorker Studio x Qualcomm

Congratulations to our Director Lucy Walker whose short film for Qualcomm and The New Yorker with Condé Nast won a Gold Telly Award for branded content. Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning British documentarian Lucy Walker visits a pool on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and portrays the community hub it offers to all walks of life over the arc of […]

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16 May 2018

Deborah Frances-White to Front Channel 4 Pilot ‘Next Week’s News’

CHANNEL 4 TACKLES NEXT WEEK’S NEWS WITH THE GUILTY FEMINIST’S DEBORAH FRANCES-WHITE Fresh from the success of The Guilty Feminist podcast, Channel 4 today announces they have signed up Deborah Frances-White, the celebrated comedian and writer behind it, to front her own late night satirical news show. Teaming up with Merman’s Sharon Horgan and Clelia […]

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16 May 2018

Channel 4 Commissions 6-Part Aisling Bea Series

CHANNEL 4 COMMISSIONS AISLING BEA, AND WE’RE HAPPY AF ABOUT IT Written by and starring Aisling Bea, Happy AF (w/t) is a brand new 6-part comedy about the pursuit of happiness. Happy AF (working title) is a comedy about moving on, moving forward and trying to find happiness. Written by Aisling Bea (The Fall, Gap […]

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15 May 2018

LBB Online || Nature Calls with Kiku Ohe

Original article published in LBB Online LBB’s Laura Swinton catches up with the Kiwi director as he dips his toe into the UK market with Merman “Contrast is a big thing in my work,” muses Kiku Ohe. The director is in London to work on his first commercial project through Merman and that sense of […]

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14 May 2018

Morgana Robinson’s Summer Takes Home BAFTA

Last night the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards 2018 ceremony was held at the Royal Festival Hall, hosted by Sue Perkins. BAFTA TV this year introduced a new category for Best Short Form Programme for which Merman’s Sky Arts comedy short Morgana Robinson’s Summer: Dream Land took home the award! Morgana Robinson, Sharon Horgan, Clelia Mountford, Jane […]

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