How to Look Good Naked…With a Difference won the Factual Media Award at the Radar “People of the Year Awards” 2010. The judges were looking for “…the very best practice in disability equality - to identify the organisations and individuals who are 'ahead of the curve' and can show us all the way forward”.
Bizarre E.R. is back for a fourth series; Maverick’s hugely popular hospital documentary series for BBC3 has begun production in two A&E departments: Northampton General Hospital and, for the first time, Bradford Royal Infirmary. As well as the most extraordinary cases from A&E, the new series will also feature some of the most incredible stories of miraculous medical survival from around the world. Cases this series will include a Norwegian man savaged by a polar bear, a case of bubonic plague in New Mexico and a Polish soldier whose severed hands were replaced with those of woman.
Maverick has produced two new fashion mini-series, Fashion Wizards and Get the Look, for Disney Channel. Both shows air in October.
Fashion Wizards sees four kids challenged to create a fashion collection and catwalk show. The show will follow them at every step of the way, from researching high street trends, putting a mood board together to working with a designer. In Get the Look fashion stylist, Electra Formosa, shows viewers how to dress like their favourite Disney star, from Hannah Montana to Sterling Knight. Maverick’s Charlotte Reid is the executive producer of both shows.
Maverick has been named the second most respected independent production company by its rivals in an industry poll of the 100 top indies, published in Televisual magazine. One source praises the company for “really grasping the potential of multiplatform” while another rival indie says “It’s a great 360 degree company”.
Maverick is proud to have two of the five nominations for best documentary at the Mind Mental Health Media Awards, with Sectioned (BBC4) and Embarrassing Bodies (Channel 4).
Maverick Television has gained unprecedented access to the world of modelling in a new observational documentary series which follows in the footsteps of Channel 4's successful series One Born Every Minute and The Family. The 7 x 60' series will place a multi-camera documentary rig in a commercial environment for the first time: the offices of the world-famous model agency Premier Model Management. The Model Agency will reveal the reality of daily life in the world's most glamorous industry. A colourful cast of characters inhabit the high-octane world of The Model Agency. From bookers, scouts and office assistants to the models, designers and photographers who pass through the doors of the Agency, this series follows them all for two months - in the office, at the fittings and on the catwalks - during the build up to London Fashion Week.
Embarrassing Bodies Live has won the Broadcast Digital Award for Best Use of Interactive. A strong field included Psychoville (BBC), Primeval (ITV), Antony Gormley's One & Other (Sky Arts), and 1066 (Channel 4). Thanks to the judging panel and congratulations to the team.
Congratulations to the Embarrassing Bodies and Embarrassing Bodies Live production team, who collected a Television Craft BAFTA for Interactive Creative Contribution. It is a special honour as the competition was particularly strong, with the Apprentice Predictor, Derren Brown’s Science of Scams, and Who Killed Summer also nominated.
Channel 4’s Deputy Head of Features, Andrew Jackson, has commissioned a new 6 x 60 minute series from Maverick, which will explore weird and extraordinary conditions and ailments that affect a wide range of animals, from pets to livestock and creatures in zoos, and everything in between. From oversexed daschunds who can’t stop mating with their owner’s footstool to llamas with lazy bladders – nothing will be off limits.
The series will be fronted by three expert vets and will centre around a vet surgery, but our experts will also travel to source, be it homes, fields or zoos.