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DIME DAVIS HEADS TO MERMAN.
12 October 2022

Dimonique 'Dime' Davis, director of A Black Lady Sketch Show, has joined Merman for global representation. Davis bagged two Emmy nominations for her work on the series, and when you watch the Bad Bitch Support Group sketch, it's easy to see why.

Angela Bassett stars as a counsellor who faces her biggest challenge yet: a bad bitch who wants to become an okay bitch ("I wanna wear normal house slippers, not three-inch-heel house shoes"). Each revelation ramps up the absurdity until Davis reveals the sinister forces behind the Bad Bitch Support Group.



This and other projects caught the eye of global managing partner Kira Carstensen, who says: "It's so amazing when you admire someone as a person as much as their work. Dime has a rare quality that is hard to find: she brings people in."


I genuinely cannot wait to see what magic we make together.

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Carstensen adds: "We feel so lucky to be Dime's chosen partners for branded content and can't wait to do more great work together." With her Merman debut—a female-led commercial for Old Spice—already in the can, Davis can spare a moment to discuss the move.


"Dynamic, forward-thinking, with an incredible slate of work—these have been important tenants in my choosing a creative home," Davis explains, "and Merman is that home. I'm beyond excited to be joining the family, and I genuinely cannot wait to see what magic we make together."

For more on Dime Davis, contact Siobhan Murphy on 07899 926927 or via email using siobhan@hellomerman.com.

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