Tag: Clelia Mountford

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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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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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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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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04 Apr 2018

Merman Shows Nominated for 4 TV BAFTAs

The nominations were announced this morning for the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards 2018. Amongst the nominations Merman shows received four nominations across three categories; Scripted Comedy, Female Performance in a Comedy and Short Form Programme. The winners will be announced during the BAFTA TV ceremony on Sunday 13th May at the Royal Festival […]

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22 Jan 2018

Rebecca Parkinson joins Merman as Head of Production

Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford’s indie, Merman, has appointed FremantleMedia UK’s Rebecca Parkinson as its Head of Production. Parkinson joins Merman from Fremantle’s scripted comedy label Retort and will oversee the production of all Merman projects in the newly created role, working closely with co-founder Clelia Mountford. The appointment follows the news last week that […]

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16 Jan 2018

Amazon Studios Signs First-Look Deal with Merman and Overall Deal with Sharon Horgan

Amazon Studios Signs Overall Deal with Emmy-Nominated Creator Sharon Horgan Studio also signs first-look series rights deal with Horgan and Clelia Mountford UK-based production company Merman Amazon Studios today announced it has closed an exclusive two-year overall deal with Emmy-nominated writer and creator Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe). In addition to her personal deal, Horgan and co-founder Clelia Mountford’s entertainment company, Merman, […]

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10 Jan 2018

Shining Vale, penned by Jeff Astrof and Sharon Horgan, receives pilot commitment at Showtime

Shining Vale, a new horror comedy from Divorce creator Sharon Horgan, Trial & Error co-creator Jeff Astrolf and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment has received a pilot production commitment from US network Showtime. “Shining Vale is a horror comedy about a dysfunctional family that moves from the city to a small town in a house in […]

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