BANIJAY GROUP’S 7 WONDER LAUNCHES LITTLE WONDER

BANIJAY GROUP’S 7 WONDER LAUNCHES LITTLE WONDER 

-New Unscripted label to be led by Claire Morrison-

 

London: X July 2018: Banijay Group today announces the launch of Little Wonder, a new unscripted label which will sit in the business’ existing production company, 7 Wonder. Headed up by Creative Director Claire Morrison under the leadership of 7 Wonder’s CEO Alexandra Fraser, the company will specialise in Unscripted development across factual entertainment, popular factual, factual and reality. 

 

Claire joins the business from an ITV Studios Company, Potato, where as Head of Development, she was responsible for developing primetime factual entertainment titles for the UK’s leading broadcasters. During her tenure, she led a development team on an extensive slate, which included ITV’s An Hour to Catch a Killer with Sir Trevor McDonald, Channel 5’s Inside King’s Cross: The Railway and CITV’s Bafta Award-winning Bear Grylls Survival School. Prior to this, she has held a number of development roles across the industry during her 17 year television career, working at market leaders including Shine TV where she developed Sky One’s The Force: Manchester,BBC Television where she developed BBC One’s The Met, as well as Maverick Television and EndemolUK. 

 

It was during her three-year stint at Maverick Television, Morrison first worked with Fraser, whom she would go on to develop ITV1’s Billy Connolly Route 66, Discovery’sMy Naked Secret and ITV’s Children’s Hospital with. Now reunited under the 7 Wonder umbrella, Morrison will head up a development team that will drive new development for Fraser’s existing Executive Producers to bring to screen. Focusing on establishing original IP with mass worldwide appeal, Morrison will leverage her existing contacts in the UK and US content industry to establish a healthy production slate boasting stellar on-screen talent and unprecedented institutional access. 

 

All content developed by Little Wonder will be distributed by Banijay Rights. 

 

Peter Langenberg, COO, Banijay Group comments: “7 Wonder has already gone from strength-to-strength this year with a host of commissions and on-screen successes. With the addition of Claire, I am confident the business will continue to grow and diversify its slate and we are all excited at what the future holds for the team.”

 

Alex Fraser, CEO, 7 Wonder comments: “It’s great to be bringing Claire into the 7 Wonder fold. With a strong eye for talent, an extraordinary ability to secure access and leading relationships throughout the industry, she will no doubt be a great addition to the team and partner in taking our slate into new territories.”

 

Claire Morrison comments: “I am so excited to start a brand-new TV label with my good friend and mentor, Alex Fraser. I cannot wait to work with her and her talented team at 7 Wonder to create brilliant shows for all the broadcasters. I would like to thank Peter Langenberg at Banijay and Alex for creating this amazing opportunity for me; I can't wait to get started!”

 

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For further information, contact:

Kate Humphreys (Director of Group Communications), Banijay Group

Tel: + 44 20 7013 4571Mobile:+ 44 77 9222 2769, e-mail: k.humphreys@banijay.com, 

 

About Banijay Group

Banijay Group is a global production and distribution company creating premium content for television and multimedia platforms in all genres including entertainment, drama, factual, reality, docudrama and kids programming. With leading production entities in 16 territories, the Group is engaged in strategic partnerships with the best creative talent around the world. 

 

Banijay Group is a confederation of entrepreneurs – encompassing Creativity, Innovation, and Professionalism. It unifies talent and personalities, spreading ideas and formats all over the world, with key brands including Versailles, The Secret Life of 4 Year Olds, Temptation Island, Beat The Star, 71 Degrees North, Keeping up with the Kardashians, Making of the Mob, The Real World, Wolf Creek, Wife Swap, Wild Things, It’s Only TV and Occupiedamong many others. 

 

The Group is controlled by a company composed of Stéphane Courbit’s LOV Group and DeA Communications – a business belonging to De Agostini Group, with Vivendi owning a minority part of the total Group. Banijay Group operates under the direction of Marco Bassetti.

 

http://www.banijay.com/

 

 

Katie Brewer