Head of Factual
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Mark joined Maverick in 2006, rising to become Head of Factual in 2012. He has Executive Produced Embarrassing Illnesses and Embarrassing Bodies for Channel 4; Billy Connolly's Route 66 and Children's Hospital for ITV, Bizarre E.R., Bizarre Animal E.R. and Bizarre Crime for BBC Three. He's recently overseen ITV’s Island Hospital, and is currently at work on a new documentary series for BBC Two, a one-off documentary for ITV, a quiz-show pilot for Channel 4 and an 8-part documentary series for Channel 5.
He was previously at Channel 4 where as Deputy Commissioning Editor, Features then as Editor, Daytime commissioned Come Dine with Me, Deal or No Deal and Coach Trip and oversaw A Place in the Sun, The Paul O’Grady Show, Selling Houses and Richard & Judy.
Before that he spent nine years at the BBC: as Series Producer of BBC Three’s architecture and design series Dreamspaces; as a director on The Ozone, Glastonbury, Summer Holiday, Fasten Your Seatbelt and One Foot In The Past; and as an Assistant Producer on Ruby Wax Meets, Edinburgh Nights, Omnibus and Bookmark.
Head of Programmes, Birmingham
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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.
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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, Fashion
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Jane has been working with Maverick since 2004 – in February 2008 she joined the staff in the newly created role of Executive Producer, Fashion. Having worked for more than twenty years as a highly respected stylist and fashion consultant, Jane brings both extensive production experience and an enviable contacts book to Maverick. Jane has played an integral role in much of Maverick’s features output – including 10 Years Younger and How To Look Good Naked as well as two recent series' Fashion Wizards and Get The Look for the Disney Channel.
Jane is responsible for developing and managing all the fashion aspects of Maverick programming and live events. Jane is also the co-founder of women’s fashion advice website www.howtolookgood.com which was voted by Yahoo! as one The Top 100 Websites for Women. Her past credits include The Clothes Show for BBC1 with Jeff Banks and Caryn Franklin (which Jane also helped to launch) and working as a Fashion Producer for Style Challenge, also for the BBC.
Head of Development
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Paul Woolf is Maverick's Head of Development – between 2008 and 2010 Paul worked in New York, helping to advance Maverick's presence with American broadcasters and developing US versions of several Maverick programmes. In April 2010 he moved back to London to become the company's new Head of Development; he and his team have recently secured commissions for ITV1, Channel 4, Sky One, TLC and The Disney Channel.
Paul first joined Maverick in 1997 as a graduate trainee. He worked in production as a runner, researcher, assistant producer and producer, and was part of the team that developed BBC2's Christmas Trade Secrets, the Bravo formats Ten Things You Didn't Know and Car Sharks, and single documentaries for BBC3, Channel 4 and The Discovery Channel.
In 2002 Paul returned to academia and now has a PhD in American Studies from The University of Birmingham. He also taught courses at the University in television production, American literature, and crime fiction. Paul came home to Maverick in 2006 when he originated the BBC3 series Bizarre ER, now in its fourth season, and co-developed the award-winning BBC4 documentary Sectioned as well as Channel 4's The Shooting Party, which showcased the work of disabled filmmakers.
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Anya began her career at the BBC, first in radio and then in daytime television, including Pebble Mill at One, Style Challenge and Real Rooms. After a brief foray as an emu farmer in Devon she returned to television, working in development before securing Flying School and series producing Taste of the West. She then returned to daytime, producing LK Today at GMTV and then This Morning at ITV. She first worked for Maverick in 2004 as series producer on ITV1’s Fat Chance, before returning to This Morning where she rose to become editor for two years and then executive producer. She has since series produced a number of shows for Channel 4, including Supersize vs Superskinny and the first series of Superscrimpers: Waste Not Want Not.
Anya returned to Maverick in 2012 to take the reins of Embarrassing Bodies: Live from the Clinic. She has since executive produced five short films on cancer for Channel 4’s Stand Up to Cancer. Anya is currently executive producing the new series of Embarrassing Bodies: Live from the Clinic.
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.