About Maroon…

Maroon Productions was established in 1994.  Then its aim was to deliver the most challenging and culturally enriching content to audiences across the globe.

Today the company produces landmark and award-winning documentaries, is passionate about arts and history programming and makes stand out factual entertainment, current affairs and sports films. Maroon works with the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, and E4 here in the UK and in America with Warner Bros and Fox. Our work is also distributed outside of the UK across Africa, South America and Asia and we remain committed to ensuring that diversity is reflected across the work we do for all platforms.  Maroon is still a privately owned and fully independent production company.

Key People

Paul Blake – Creative Director

Paul has over 20 years of television production experience. As a producer he has worked on ground-breaking television formats such as Devil’s Advocate (Channel 4) and Nation (BBC2). He set up Maroon Productions in 1994 and is currently its Creative Director. As a director Paul has been nominated for a BAFTA award twice, for Batty Man in 2007 and in 2012 with Gang Life. He has also won numerous other awards for film-making including two Royal Television Society (RTS) awards. Paul is a leading advocate for increasing diversity within the UK television industry. He was a member of PACT’s diversity committee between 2004 and 2007 and currently (2013 – present) sits on the CDN (Creative Diversity Network) production steering group. Paul is also a mentor specializing in developing black talent and fast tracking them into and through the industry. Paul is a Virgo. His favourite colour is navy blue. He does not like pork.

Victor Chimara – Head of Development

An accomplished producer and director, Victor has worked in the industry for over 15 years and has developed content for Maroon for approaching 8 years. Now as the company’s development head, Victor is leading Maroon’s slate for television, independent documentaries, and feature films. His expertise and understanding of both factual and entertainment programming, together with his keen eye for compelling narratives and passion for documentary and photography ensures that we continue to make relevant, award-winning, acclaimed and captivating television, film and cross genre projects. Victor is an Aries. His favourite colour is green. He does not like olives.

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