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Warner Bros. restructures UK production

Warner Bros. is reorganising following the news that its UK production bosses are leaving. Its UK-based prodcos will sit within its international production division under Ronald Goes under the new structure. The UK operations span Wall to Wall, Twenty Twenty, Ricochet, Yalli and Renegade. They became part of Warner Bros. Television Production UK (WBTVPUK) after Warner Bros. took […]

Warner Bros. UK production bosses step down

The bosses of Warner Bros.’ UK production group are exiting the business. Claire Hungate and Nick Emmerson, managing directors of Warner Bros. Television Production UK (WBTVPUK) will both leave, the studio said today. WBTVPUK is the group formerly known as Shed Media and comprises the Wall to Wall, Twenty Twenty, Ricochet, Yalli and Renegade prodcos. […]

Ex-Warner Bros. UK exec joins ITV Studios prodco

Former Warner Bros. Television Production UK exec Mark Rubens has joined Shiver, the factual specialist from the ITV Studios stable. Rubens has been named head of documentary. He will work on developing new doc formats and specials and report to Alexander Gardiner, Shiver’s managing director. He joins having previously launched Warner Bros.-owned Watershed Television and […]

Rise staffing up, hires Betty, 7 Wonder execs

Rise Films has hired two new factual execs and is looking to bolster its team further. The UK indie, which makes ITV comedy Plebs, has brought in Kate Morey as head of popular factual and Steve Condie as exec producer, factual. Morey joins from Discovery-owned factual prodco Betty, where she was an exec producer. She […]

Warner Bros. poaches ITV exec for UK role

Alexia Edwards has joined Warner Bros. TV Production UK as commercial director, joining from commercial broadcaster ITV. At the UK division of the US studio she will be group commercial and business affairs director, working across IP coming out of the Group’s production companies, including Wall to Wall, Ricochet, Twenty Twenty Television, Yalli Productions and […]

BBC doc boss takes BBC Two post

The BBC has appointed its head of documentaries, Patrick Holland, as channel editor of BBC Two. The UK pubcaster has been searching for an exec to oversee the channel since former BBC Two controller Kim Shillinglaw lost out on the TV channels and iPlayer controller job to Charlotte Moore and subsequently left. Clare Sillery, who […]

Maverick builds development teams in UK, US

All3Media-owned British prodco Maverick Television has appointed a senior VP in the US and a head of development in the UK. In the US, Emily Mayer has joined from Fishbowl World Media to become SVP, development, where she held the same post and produced shows for the likes of WeTV, TLC and Animal Planet. On […]

Isaacs exits Kudos, reunites with Featherstone

Dan Isaacs (below left) is leaving his post as co-CEO of Endemol Shine Group-owned Kudos to reunite with former production partner Jane Featherstone, who recently revealed her new indie. Isaacs’ co-chief executive Diederick Santer (below right) will now lead Kudos as its sole CEO, with Warner Bros Television Production UK group commercial and business affairs […]

Maverick poaches Ricochet exec for CEO post

All3Media-owned Maverick Television has poached the creative director of rival producer Ricochet to become its new CEO. Simon Knight will succeed Jim Mayer, who stepped down from the post at the Embarrassing Bodies prodco after a decade this past spring. His former co-CEO, Alexandra Fraser, quit the business in 2013. Knight has been creative chief […]

MIPTV 2014 news brief: The Feds pursuing Zombie Boot Camp

Australia-based prodco The Feds has hired veteran producer Julia Peters ahead of heading to Cannes to launch its new zombie series. Peters, who has worked for Essential Media and Entertainment, Eyeworks, FremantleMedia and the major Australian networks, will be executive producer at The Feds. The Feds, which recently secured a portion of Screen Australia’s funding […]