Merman Television has hired Sister’s Amanda Wasey as the new Head of Production.
Wasey will work closely alongside Merman’s senior leadership team, including the company’s co-founders Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford, Managing Director Rebecca Parkinson and Finance Director Jackie Sidey, as well Faye Dorn, the company’s Head of Drama. She will report to Rebecca Parkinson and her remit will cover the development and production of Merman’s upcoming shows, including the second series of Bad Sisters for apple TV+.
Wasey joins from Sister Pictures, where she was Production Executive across major scripted titles, including Passenger (ITV/Britbox/All3Media), Better (BBC One) and The Split (BBC One).
Prior to joining Sister, Wasey worked as a freelancer in the Film & TV industry for over 30 years. Starting her career as a receptionist/runner, moving to PA, Script Supervisor, Co-ordinator and then Line Producer, she has worked across corporate, children’s, live, documentaries and drama, on a variety of productions, both in the UK and abroad, such as Peak Practice, Shameless, Inspector George Gently, Indian Summers, Noughts and Crosses, Tina & Bobby, The Bay and Brassic.
Clelia Mountford said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming Amanda to the Merman team. Her experience in the entertainment industry, working across an array of acclaimed and award-winning series, and her dedication to production make her undoubtedly the right person for the role. We’re thrilled to have someone so passionate and experienced joining the company.”
Sharon Horgan said: “Amanda is an expert in her field and feels as strongly as we do about unique and powerful storytelling. We feel very lucky to have her on the team.”
Amanda Wasey said: “I’m thrilled to have been asked to join the team as Head of Production at such a prestigious and leading UK production company. I am inspired by Merman’s ambition and very much look forward to drawing on my experiences to support across their exciting next stage of growth.”
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