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Head of Development - Drama and Animation
Sarah Muller is currently Head of CBBC Acquisitions and Drama Development. Passionate about both drama and animation, commissioned projects include ‘Spirit Warriors’, ‘Dr Who – Dreamland’, ‘Halfmoon Investigations’, ‘My Almost Famous Family’, ‘Tracy Beaker’s Back’, ‘Strangehill High’, ‘Sadie Jones’, ‘Wolf Blood’, ‘Just William’ and ‘Muddle Earth’ – which she is also Executive Producing.
Previously, she was Managing Director of Elephant Productions – a well-known company specialising in the development and production of animation and children’s programming. As a producer, credits include 6 series of the multi-award winning, ratings success ‘Grizzly Tales For Gruesome Kids’ (CITV) – winner of the Best Children’s Series and Children’s Choice awards at the BAA and nominated for Best Animated Series and Best Original Writer awards at BAFTA, 2 series of ‘Animal School’ (CBBC), 2 series of ‘Pop Skool’ (BBC1), 2 series of animated ‘Short Change’ (BBC1), ‘3 Brothers Diamond’ (C4), the top-rated ‘New Willo The Wisp’ (Disney) and ‘Johnny Casanova’ (C4), as well as developing the BAFTA-winning drama series ‘The War Diaries of Alastair Fury’ (BBC1).
After graduating with a BA in Drama from Middlesex University, Sarah moved from fringe theatre to work as a runner at BBC Bristol and the old Canary Wharf studios. From there, she went into the Art Department, working mainly on prestige adult and children’s drama programming – freelancing for companies including TVS, TSW, Thames, BBC Bristol, HTV Wales and many more. A move into Location Management took her to Talkback to work on 3 series of Smith & Jones prior to starting at Elephant. Sarah was also Head of Development at Isle of Man start-up venture Lough House Animation – now Cinnamon Animation.