Sharon Horgan

Sky Vision, Merman sign script deal

UK-based distributor Sky Vision has signed an exclusive three-script development deal with Merman, the transatlantic producer behind Channel 4 comedy Catastrophe. Sky Vision will get a first look at a selection of scripted projects from Merman, with the option to distribute them internationally. The sales arm of European satcaster Sky already sells scripted shows such […]

Writer’s Room: Sharon Horgan

Irish comedy star Sharon Horgan on the quirks she and production partner Clelia Mountford found working in US TV after launching their UK-based production firm, Merman, in the States The difference between working in the UK and US can be summed up in two words: craft services. Affectionately known as ‘crafty’, this service provides sets with […]

Pulse, Merman form comedy JV

Multiplatform studio Pulse Films has partnered with Sharon Horgan’s production company to form a branded content comedy joint venture. London-based Pulse and Merman, which has recently rebranded from Merman Films, have come together to create Merman X Pulse, which will be based in LA and London. Pulse’s Kira Cartensen and Merman’s Jeremy Rainbird will run […]

Amazon causes Catastrophe with SVOD deal

Amazon Prime Instant Video will get exclusive SVOD rights to Channel 4 comedy Catastrophe. Amazon Studios is billing the show as part of its Amazon Originals range, though it has already run on UK terrestrial television and is set for a second season. The show follows US comic Rob Delaney and Irish comic writer Sharon […]

Merman, Kapital launch UK-focused JV

Sharon Horgan’s new production firm Merman Films has created a joint venture with US indie Kapital Entertainment. Horgan (pictured) and Kapital boss Aaron Kaplan have previously worked together on a number of American scripts, but will now develop US-created content for the UK market through Kapital’s new global division, Kapital International. The JV already has […]

Pulling creator, Mountford launch Merman Films

Irish comedian and writer Sharon Horgan has launched a production company with producer Clelia Mountford. Horgan (left) is best known for BBC Three comedy Pulling, while Mountford’s credits include Sky Arts’ Daniel Radcliffe drama A Young Doctor’s Notebook. Mountford will be managing director of Merman Films, while Horgan will oversee all creative aspects. The latter […]