Contact: Bernadette McDaidRegion: United States

Title: VP Production
Genre: Science, Factual
Region: United States

About Channel

Science Channel, a division of Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), is home for the thought provocateur, the individual who is unafraid to ask the killer questions of “how” and “why not.”  The network is a playground for those with audacious intellects and features programming willing to go beyond imagination to explore the unknown.  Guided by curiosity, Science Channel looks for innovation in mysterious new worlds as well as in its own backyard.  Science Channel and the Science Channel HD simulcast reach more than 80 million U.S. households.  The network also features high-traffic online and social media destinations, including, Channel and Channel.

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Looking For

Entertaining and thought-provoking science-related series. We want to expand our on-air expert talent and broaden the subjects we explore. Space and aliens continue to work well for us, but we are looking for new and fresh stories to tell in the worlds of engineering, geology, medical technology, and weather, among others.  We want bold characters and fresh approaches to scientific subjects.  Open to formats from game shows and top-ten lists to more traditional storytelling.

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Bernadette McDaid is Vice President of Production at Science Channel. Under her stewardship, Science has received award recognition at the highest levels. In 2011 the network won its first ever George Peabody Award for WONDERS OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM WITH BRIAN COX. The same year, Science received its first ever Emmy nomination for CREATING SYNTHETIC LIFE, which McDaid executive produced. 2012 garnered additional Emmy nominations, and wins, for RISING: REBUILDING GROUND ZERO produced with Stephen Spielberg and THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN executive produced by McDaid. The WORMHOLE team has since been honored with a Cine Golden Eagle Masters Award of Excellence and a second primetime Emmy nomination.