ISSUE 1.0 - DECEMBER 2018
7 WONDER NEWSLETTER
TX’ING THIS MONTH
My Faith & Me // BBC ONE // SUNDAY 2ND DEC - 11.30AM
Billy: Made In Scotland // BBC TWO // 28TH DEC - 9PM
Thinking Aloud: Xmas Special //
SKY ONE // WED 19TH DEC
OUR NEWS & COMMISSIONS
Heart Transplant Shortlisted for Broadcast Award
This week, our BBC 2 Documentary “Heart Transplant": A Chance to Live” was shortlisted for a 2019 Broadcast Award. The documentary charts a year in the lives of seven patients in desperate need of donor hearts, and the extraordinary medical teams using cutting-edge technology to try to save their lives.
The ceremony will take place at The Grosvenor Hotel on 6th February 2019.
Congratulations to Alan and his amazing team.
BEST SPECIALIST FACTUAL PROGRAMME
Basquiat: Rage to Riches
BBC Studios for BBC Two
Blue Planet II
BBC Studios for BBC One
The Football Club: Artist in Residence
Storyvault Films for Channel 4
Grayson Perry: Rites of Passage
Swan Films for Channel 4
Heart Transplant - A Chance to Live
7 Wonder Productions for BBC Two
My Dad, the Peace Deal and Me
Dragonfly Film & Television Productions for BBC One
Birmingham Office Glams Up For The RTS Awards.
The Birmingham office were out in full force last week, in attendance of the Royal Television Society Awards - where the teams were nominated in two categories. “Do You Know” Series 2 was nominated for Best Children’s series, and “Back To The Land” Series 2 was nominated for Best Factual Programme. Sadly neither took home the prize, (we were robbed!), but a good night was still had by all!
“You can’t beat a bit of Bully!” XMAS PARTY - 19th Dec
You are cordially invited to the 7Wonder Christmas Party - at Flight Club (Victoria).
NEW COMMISSION: “Work It” for BBC 3
A brand new alternative health format “Work It” has been commissioned for 4 x 15min for BBC Three.
Three of the UK’s most inspirational Fitness Coaches are opening a gym with one incredible aim: overhauling the wellbeing of the nation one workout at a time.
The series was developed by Jez & Stefan, and will be made out of the Birmingham office by Sarah Trigg. We are currently crewing up!
NEW FUNDED DEVELOPMENT: Queens of The South (A&E)
Casting begins end of November, with filming in the US in early Jan.
DEVELOPMENT PM: DORCAS WOOD
NEW FUNDED DEVELOPMENT FOR LITTLE WONDER: Waterloo (ITV)
Filming for the taster tape begins 10th December with Sam Ornbo returning to SP/D.
EXEC: CLAIRE & JEZ
DEVELOPMENT PM: SARAH BAILY
NEW FUNDED DEVELOPMENT: Playing God (Channel 4)
Delivering to Alf Lawrie & Becky Cadman, we have been asked to produce a “Proof of Concept” - trialling the idea and tech with a willing contestant for 24 hours in Amsterdam. Awaiting final sign off from C4 BAB - we intend to start production in January!
EXEC: JEZ LEE
DEVELOPMENT PM: TBC
DELIVERED: My Faith & Me
Birmingham office have at last delivered their fantastic series - My Faith & Me - just in time for a topical TX this Sunday 2nd December. Congrats to Alan, Debb & Julie for creating a beautiful series with limited resources (and budget).
DELIVERED: Do You Know - Series 3
Another series of the amazing Do You Know delivered this week - all 25 episodes are now sitting safely on BBC’s shelf for a 2019 TX.
Also this month - BBC have sent a formal letter of intent, requesting another 40 episodes (across the different CBeebies platform) next year. Testament to the hard work Sarah and her team have put in over this summer, despite a incredibly tight & un-flexible filming schedule. Congratulations.
DELIVERED: Walks of Life
Tate Walks: David Bailey entered into BAFTAS
Episode 4 of our Tate Walks series was entered into the Television Baftas for Best Specialist Factual programme this week - at the request of their commissioning team! Congrats to Michelle and Mike!
NEW STARTERS THIS MONTH (AND WHERE TO FIND THEM)
FLORENCE KENNARD -
CASTING AP -
“Queens Of The South” - LONDON OFFICE
AMY LARKING - DEVELOPMENT PRODUCER - LITTLE WONDER - LONDON OFFICE
ANNE BODEN - HEAD OF FINANCE - LONDON OFFICE
SAM ORNBO - SP/D - “Waterloo” - LITTLE WONDER - LONDON OFFICE
LAURA PRATLEY - DEVELOPMENT - LONDON OFFICE
JOBS & UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS
Work It (Birmingham) - currently looking for Casting AP’s, PD’s and Preditors. Any recommendations or CV’s, please email Sarah Trigg.
Deadstock (Birmingham) - currently looking for Casting AP’s, PD’s and Preditors. Any recommendations or CV’s, please email Jez Lee.
H Town (London) - currently looking for Edit Producers. Any recommendations or CV’s, please email Jez Lee.
EVENTS THIS MONTH
CURRENT COMMISSIONS & STATUS (WHO IS MAKING WHAT?)
BILLY: MADE IN SCOTLAND
PM: SARAH BAILY
SP: WENDIE OTTEWILL
PM: STEPH EDWARDS
MICKY: THINKING ALOUD XMAS SPECIAL
PM: LUCY GARDNER