Head of Features
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Sarah is a specialist in creating high volume, accessible brands with strong journalism. Before joining Maverick in 2008, she spent 16 years at the BBC; Series Producing Countryfile for BBC1 and making science, business and lifestyle programmes for BBC2. She began her career as BBC News trainee.
Sarah has made nearly 100 episodes of Embarrassing Bodies since 2008, first as Series Producer, then as Series Editor and since 2010 as Executive Producer, including the hugely successful Embarrassing Fat Bodies and in 2010, the highest ever rating episode of the brand which got over five million viewers. She is currently working on further series of Embarrassing Bodies, the brand new series of Embarrassing Bodies: Live From The Clinic, as well as a new lifestyle series for Discovery. She is a passionate believer in regional production and lives and works in the Midlands.
Head of Factual
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Dan joined Maverick in November 2013 as Head of Factual. He is responsible for creating and executive producing observational documentary, factual formats and talent-fronted series. Dan previously held the role of Head of Factual at Silver River Productions where he developed and EP'd the feature length documentary Elizabeth Taylor: Auction of a Lifetime for Channel 4.
Prior to this role, Dan worked as Head of Development and Executive Producer at Mentorn Media. Dan co-created and EP'd the original series of An Idiot Abroad for Sky1 and was EP on the Bafta nominated Katie: My Beautiful Face for Channel 4.
Dan has developed and EP'd programmes for all the major broadcasters. Additional credits include The Town That Never Retired for BBC One, Auction Hero for BBC Two, Old Before My Time for BBC Three, Robson Green: How the North Was Built for ITV and Katie: My Beautiful Friends for Channel 4.
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Ian joins Maverick with two BAFTA nominations and more than fifteen years experience producing programmes in many different genres including science, features, drama documentary, history, factual entertainment and formatted ob docs. Credits as Series Editor / Series Producer include James May’s Toy Stories, The Restaurant, E Numbers – An Edible Adventure and A Farmer’s Life For Me for BBC 2, Lost Buildings of Britain, Tony Robinson’s Gods and Monsters and Scrapheap Challenge for Channel 4, Under One Roof, The Big E and Extinct for ITV1 and Run For Glory for BBC 1. He was also executive producer of The Smoke House for CBBC.
International co-productions include Human Prey (Animal Planet / Discovery Canada), A History of the Future (CNN / PBS), Survivor (Channel 5 and Discovery US) and Natural Mystery (Channel 5 / TV Asahi). Ian has also directed on many of the above shows as well as Megastructures (Nat Geo), Holiday (BBC 1), The Paranormal World of Paul McKenna (ITV1).
Executive Producer, Multiplatform
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Claire joined Maverick in May 2011 as Executive Producer for Multiplatform. Since joining, Claire has executive produced the multiplatform elements of The Food Hospital for Channel 4, as well as producing the online Live Consultation strand for both series of Embarrassing Bodies: Live from the Clinic which saw tens of thousands of users posing questions during the live show to a range of medical experts. She is currently executive producing the multiplatform presence for the second series of award winning Channel 4 drama Fresh Meat. Claire also works in conjunction with the development team to generate new ideas in multiplatform and also history programming.
Prior to joining Maverick she had spent four years at Channel 4, most recently as Commissioning Editor for Education. She spent two years as Digital Commissioning Manager for 4iP, developing and managing key partnerships with funding bodies and arts organisations including Tate and RSC. While at 4iP she commissioned and executive produced the internationally successful Such Tweet Sorrow in which the classic story of Romeo and Juliet was re-told across 5 weeks on Twitter, The Gallery of Lost Art exhibition with Tate, and the online game Chromaroma which sees users ‘game’ the London transport system with their Oyster cards. Before joining the 4iP team Claire spent two years as Company Development Manager in Channel 4’s Nations & Regions Team. Her career in the industry began when she joined as the Live Events and Talent Manager for Glasgow based indie The Comedy Unit from a role managing and producing live theatre and events in the city, including working on the award winning A Play, A Pie & A Pint lunchtime theatre project with renowned director David McLennan. Previous to that she completed a PhD in Ecclesiastical History and taught at the University of Edinburgh.
Head of Production
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Allison Todd joined Maverick TV as Head of Production from Cineflix, where she held the same role for the last three years. She is responsible for programme management, and supervising all projects from development to delivery.
Previously a Production Executive at IWC Media, Allison has extensive experience in production management roles on a range of primetime, Emmy and Bafta award winning landmark series, formats and specials for broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV, C4, C5, Discovery and National Geographic.
Head of Post Production and Facilities
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Donna heads up Maverick’s Post Production across the London and Birmingham sites. Donna works with production teams to design workflows from shoot to delivery, and oversees new areas of production technology. As well as the running of internal camera and post departments, Donna is responsible for external post production requirements for all productions. She also manages the reversioning and deliverables for Maverick’s international distribution. Donna joined Maverick over nine years ago, working initially in production on series including 10 Years Younger, The Property Chain, Home From Home and Fat Chance. She has also Production Managed several of Maverick's one off documentaries.
Head of Communications
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Holly is responsible for Maverick Television's corporate and programme PR. As well as working with broadcasters on unit and transmission publicity for Maverick productions, she also looks after corporate communications across the company's broadcast and digital media divisions.
Holly joined Maverick from ITV in 2009 where she was Head of Programme Publicity: for 11 years, she managed the PR strategy for ITV Drama and Arts. Working closely with the commissioning teams led by Laura Mackie and Melvyn Bragg, Holly was responsible for proactive publicity, corporate issues and crisis management. Prior to that, she was a Senior Account Executive at Mark Borkowski PR, where her clients included Cirque du Soleil, Michael Flatley, The Three Tenors and the Royal Albert Hall. Previously, she worked in the press office at the Royal Shakespeare Company.