WBITVP merges Dutch scripted operations

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Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) is merging its Dutch scripted operations under a new banner.

The business is combining WBITVP Netherlands and BlazHoffski under the label Hollands Licht (Dutch Light), to develop and produce a slate of high-end drama series for Dutch broadcasters and digital platforms.

The new business is called Hollands Licht (Dutch Light) and references a myth about a quality of light in the Netherlands that helped to produce vibrant paintings across the Dutch masters.

While WBITVP Netherlands is known for films including Bon Bini Holland, de Marathon, New Kids and the series Flikken and Tessa, BlazHoffski’s slate includes series such as Sluipschutters, Toren C and the award-winning Het Geheime Dagboek van Hendrik Groen.

The Dutch Light team will work with producers Nelsje Musch-Elzinga, Mark Furstner, Erwin Godschalk, Maarten van Dijk and Dan Blazer. First projects on the slate include Red Light, Flikken and Dertigers.

Blazer, MD of BlazHoffski, said: “We’re excited to be joining together to form Hollands Licht – a team of inspired, enthusiastic and experienced producers bringing high-quality new drama projects to Dutch channels and platforms. With access to international sales and collaboration through our parent company, Warner Bros., there are exciting opportunities ahead of us.”

Godschalk, producer with WBITVP Netherlands, added: “High-end drama is going through a huge development at the moment, for both linear and on-demand broadcasters. I feel privileged to be able to put our signature on this rapidly changing field together with the team of Hollands Licht and in partnership with unique creative talent.”

Musch-Elzinga, business director of BlazHoffski and WBITVP Netherlands, said: “The scripted activities and ambitions of BlazHoffski and Warner Bros. ITVP Netherlands are both very much related and well connected. I am therefore looking forward to sharing our passion and love for drama through Holland Licht – and from that creating beautiful new series.”

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