John Wells

Taking Bull by the horns

Mark Goffman runs the top-rated freshman drama of the 2016/17 season in Bull. In this exclusive interview, he tells Jesse Whittock about keeping control of a major network series, his grounding as a writer on The West Wing and how his Hollywood career almost didn’t happen thanks to a spell in Brussels. Considering Mark Goffman […]

Netflix taps John Wells for Panama Papers film

The West Wing’s John Wells is teaming up with global streamer Netflix to create a feature film based on the story of the Panama Paper leaks. John Wells Productions (Burnt) is adapting a book German investigative journalists Frederik Obermaier and Bastian Obermayer wrote after uncovering the correspondence, Panama Papers: Breaking the Story of How the […]

West Wing producer to head Working Title US

Former West Wing producer Andrew Stearn has been named president of NBCUniversal International Studios-backed Working Title Television US. The former president of television at John Wells Productions comes after Working Title TV US’s executive VP, Gina Girolamo exited after less than a year to return to Gossip Girl producer Alloy Entertainment. Stearn is best known […]

Writer’s Room: Paul Abbott says take No Offence

Paul Abbott is the BAFTA Award-winning writer who cut his teeth on Coronation Street and Cracker before creating drama hit Shameless for Channel 4 in the UK, which went on to be remade for Showtime in the US. His other credits include Clocking Off and State of Play. His new cop series for Channel 4 […]