Maverick yesterday announced that ITV1 has commissioned a 12x30 minute observational documentary series called Island Hospital, which will explore life in the beautiful island of Guernsey, seen through the eyes of the staff who work at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital.
With filming due to begin in May, Island Hospital will be set against Guernsey’s backdrop of beaches, bays, historic castles and unspoilt countryside. The series aims to explore the lives and livelihoods of the doctors and nurses who work at the island’s main hospital, situated just outside the picturesque capital, Saint Peter Port. Placing the hospital in the wider context of island life, Island Hospital will be a fascinating insight into the skill and dedication of staff members, the facilities and patient care.
The BAFTA Craft Awards honour the very best behind-the-scenes talent from television and new media. Recent winner of the International Digital Emmy, Embarrassing Bodies: Live From the Clinic hasbeen nominated for the Digital Creativity Award. The BAFTA Craft Awards ceremony will be held at The Brewery, in the City of London, on Sunday 13 May 2012.
Live from the Clinic has also been nominated for a World Media Award in the Cross Platform: Non-Fiction category. Also nominated in the same category is Food Hospital, produced by Maverick's multiplatform team and Mudlark for the Channel 4 show made by Betty.
Embarrassing Bodies: Live from the Clinic, our interactive Channel 4 series took the prize for non-fiction at the prestigious International Digital Emmy Awards, held in Cannes during MIPTV. Congratulations to everyone involved with the show.
Maverick Television today announces expansion to its business in the U.K and the launch of its U.S business with two key appointments and structural changes within the company.
Jim Sayer, currently Managing Director, and Alexandra Fraser, currently Creative Director, become joint CEOs of Maverick Television. They have appointed Ben Gale in the new role of Director of Programmes. Gale joins Maverick from BBC Bristol where he was Head of Factual; previously, he was Channel 5’s Director of Programmes and BBC Commissioning Editor for Features and Formats. Mark Downie, previously executive producer of Maverick shows including the first series of Embarrassing Bodies and most recently Billy Connolly's Route 66, Children’s Hospital and Bizarre E.R, steps up to become Maverick's Head of Factual.
Sayer and Fraser have also appointed Adam Greener as Executive Vice President of Maverick Television U.S.A. Greener will head up Maverick's U.S operation, with offices based in Los Angeles, where he will develop bespoke programming for the U.S market and also adapt current U.K formats. Previously an Executive Producer on many high profile U.S networks shows, Greener has an unrivalled reputation for transformational television in the U.S.
Discovery Networks International (DNI) and Maverick have announced a robust programming partnership. DNI has commissioned Maverick for 20 hours of original programming, spanning both factual and lifestyle genres, to air within the company’s portfolio of 144 worldwide television networks. The deal will yield 5 hours of factual content and 15 hours of lifestyle content, including BODY CONFIDENTIAL (wt; 4x60), an all-new series fronted by model, radio DJ and television presenter Lisa Snowdon, as well as the second season of the hit personal transformation series, MY NAKED SECRET (12x30). Titles and formats for the remaining 10 hours of content will be announced at a later date.
Maverick Television has won three awards at the prestigious International Visual Communications Association Awards, for its short film LUKE’S WORLD. Produced for the Private Equity Foundation (PEF), LUKE’S WORLD delivered massive results in raising awareness and funding for PEF to continue their work, helping children and young people realise their potential.
Featuring seven year old Luke, whose ambitions to be a vet are unlikely to be realised because of poverty and deprivation, LUKE’S WORLD employed Maverick’s distinctive brand of storytelling to deliver a powerful and evocative message about life for many children living in poverty in the U.K, and highlighted to great effect the work of PEF.
LUKE’S WORLD was awarded: Gold Award for Best Charity and Not for Profit Communications, Silver Award for Best Film and the prestigious Grand Prix for the most outstanding work submitted.
Last night, Maverick TV picked up the prestigious Partnership with the NHS Award at the Medilink UK Awards. The Medilink UK awards are for businesses that have achieved exceptional research, innovation, business success, entrepreneurial flair and growth in their sector.
Maverick TV faced strong competition in their category but were announced the winners due to their successful collaboration with the NHS, from NHS Local, Embarrassing Bodies and Embarrassing Bodies: Live From the Clinic, to Embarrassing Bodies online (namely My Health Checker Online and My Video Doctor) which impact on patient care and health outcomes hugely.
The annual event was held as part of the BioWales Gala Dinner, with an audience of 500 leading professionals from the Life Sciences sector, UK government, research institutes and overseas organisations to celebrate innovation, business achievements and international success across the UK's Life sciences sector.
Production Executive, Helen Jenks and Community Manager, Carl Plant represented Maverick TV by attending the awards ceremony to collect the top award.
Helen Jenks says, "The award is a great recognition of Maverick's work across health, including Embarrassing Bodies and NHS local. We have such a fantastic multidisciplinary team of people who work on these digital health services, and it's a nice measure of everyone's hard work."
Embarrassing Bodies: Live From The Clinic (2011) has scooped a nomination in the Digital Program: Non-Fiction Category at the International Digital Emmy Awards.
Yesterday, the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced that nominees from seven countries will compete for this year's International Digital Emmy Awards. The awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, April 1, at MIPTV in Cannes.
With 1.6 million children living in severe poverty in the UK, the Private Equity Foundation (PEF) commissioned Maverick TV to produce a film to tell Luke’s emotive story.
PEF believes that each child in the UK has the talent and potential to be engaged, active citizens no matter what their background is.
Luke’s World has been nominated for two IVCA Awards; Best Charity and Not for Profit Communications, sponsored by Cheerful Scout, and also the prestigious Best Film award, sponsored by The Bank.
The expert judges drawn from across the visual communication industry are currently assessing all the nominations. The winners will be announced on the 23rd March 2012.
The fully interactive series, Embarrassing Bodies: Live From The Clinic, is back! The show again will invite viewers to see a doctor “out of hours”, obtain medical advice and learn more about their condition, without leaving their own homes.
Dr Christian Jessen and Dr Dawn Harper will be joined by a team of GPs and specialists to provide live consultations to as many viewers as possible via Skype, in a purpose-built state of the art studio. The studio will be in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, the largest critical care unit in Europe and the UKs largest single site hospital.
The show will also feature cutting edge operations, treatments, medical trials and live biopsies, to increase the audience’s understanding of embarrassing conditions and ensure viewers can learn more about the latest treatments available. The team will also be exploring the truth behind the health headlines and de-bunk medical scares.
There are also ambitions to expand Embarrassing Bodies’ well known expertise in teaching the nation how to self-check their bodies, and the audience at home will be encouraged to join in with the long established success of testicle and breast checks, live via Skype.
The series will build upon Embarrassing Bodies’ huge multiplatform presence: users will also be able to download for free the My HealthChecker application on their iPhones, utilising particular functions of the iPhone such as its audio capabilities and touch sensitivity to carry out self-tests. New tests available range from eye and colour blindness tests to memory and lung function tests, and users can seamlessly move between the phone app and the website to track their results over time, and even share them with their GP.
Other new features include an expanded My VideoDoctor, a groundbreaking video symptom checker through which users can interact with the Embarrassing Bodies doctors as if face to face, responding to their questions to get guidance on the best next step for their symptoms.