Whizz Kid Entertainment

Whizz Kid Entertainment is a high-profile established independent production company based in the heart of London. It is jointly owned by Ingenious Capital Management Ltd and founder and CEO Malcolm Gerrie.

The company is trusted producer of prime-time entertainment in a range of genres for all the major UK broadcasters and enjoys an enviable track record in format origination, high-quality output and access to major talent.

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Whizz Kid Entertainment ink deal with creator of Titania McGrath Woke: Titania McGrath’s Guide to Social Justice

16th July 2019

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(Photo Credit: Lisa Graves)

Whizz Kid Entertainment ink deal with creator of Titania McGrath Woke: Titania McGrath’s Guide to Social Justice

Whizz Kid Entertainment have secured the TV rights to the top selling satirical comedy character and Twitter sensation, Titania McGrath created by comedian and writer Andrew Doyle.  Titania’s first book ‘Woke’ published by Little, Brown Book Company, has become a cult best seller and celebrity followers include the likes of Ricky Gervais, James Blunt, Chris O’Dowd, Louis Theroux, Dom Joly, Piers Morgan, Rob Schneider, Ben Shapiro, Shappi Khorsandi and Dave Ruben.

Whizz Kid and Doyle are in discussion with a major broadcaster to develop the series for TV with Titania described recently as the ‘Bridget Jones for millennials’*

In Woke, Titania will be spouting her unique brand of philosophy in a bid to stop people saying and thinking the wrong things. The radical poet and activist will demonstrate how everybody can play their part in the pursuit of social justice. As a millennial icon on the forefront of online activism (i.e. having written numerous angry Tweets), Titania is uniquely placed to guide her viewers through the often-bewildering array of terminology and concepts that constitute 21st century “wokeness”. New words such as “manterrupting”, “microaggressions” and “heteronormativity” often leave the general public bemused, particularly if they don’t read the Guardian.

Executive Producer and Head of Comedy Entertainment for Whizz Kid Entertainment, Genevieve Dolittle says: “Having enjoyed working with Andrew Doyle for a few years now, we are very excited he’s introduced us to Titania. I had no idea how un-woke I was. I will never ask for a fork in Wagamama again.”

Titania McGrath: “I don’t give quotes to the press because they are complicit in the perpetuation of male power.  Intersectional feminists transcend the need for the written word, which is why we don’t often make sense.”

 

PRESS

‘Just as Bridget Jones was the embodiment of the anxiety-ridden Nineties feminist, a creation whose diary entries encapsulated all our hopes, fears and failures, so Titania McGrath is her millennial successor, a girl every bit as lost and confused, every bit as accurately observed — and equally, catastrophically, hilarious.’

Sarah Vine, Daily Mail

 


Notes to Editors:

Whizz Kid Entertainment is an independent UK production company majority-owned by Entertainment One (eOne).  The company’s founder and CEO is Malcolm Gerrie and the Managing Director is Lisa Chapman. The board includes Chairman Stuart Baxter (President, International Distribution, eOne), Tara Long (Exec VP Of U.S. Alternative Programming eOne) and Polly Williams (Head of Scripted Drama eOne & Creative England)

Whizz Kid Entertainment produces a range of high-quality entertainment programming including live studio, events, documentary, factual entertainment and arts.  Recent productions include:  the British Academy Film Awards (BBC1), Ex On The Beach (MTV International),  Ibiza: The Silent Movie (theatrical and BBC4), Jonathan Pie’s American Pie (BBC3), Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic Relief (BBC1), Lip Sync Battle UK (Channel 5), Soft Cell: Say Hello Wave Goodbye (BBC4), Michael Palin: A Life on Screen (BBC2), Talks Music (SKY Arts), and BBQ Champ (ITV).

Please visit www.whizzkid.tv for more information on our shows and team.


Press contact:

Tracey Lloyd: General Manager, Whizz Kid Entertainment

Tel: + 44 20 7440 2550 or + 44 7841 997682

Email: Tracey.Lloyd@whizzkid.tv


About Entertainment One

Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales; family programming, merchandising and licensing; digital content; and live entertainment. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s robust network includes international feature film distribution company Sierra/Affinity; Amblin Partners with DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; Makeready with Brad Weston; unscripted television production companies Whizz Kid Entertainment and Renegade 83; live entertainment leaders Round Room Live; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; innovative music platform Audio Network; and award-winning emerging content and technology studio Secret Location.