Twenty Twenty

Twenty Twenty hires Blast! Films exec as creative chief, reveals HQ move

UK producer Twenty Twenty has hired former Blast! Films exec James O’Reilly as creative director at the Warner Bros.-owned company, which is planning to move to Bristol next year. O’Reilly will start in the spring and joins having held the same role at Blast! Films, which has been behind shows including The Secret Life Of […]

BBC Studios hires Twenty Twenty exec for unscripted development

BBC Studios has appointed Twenty Twenty’s Martha Housden and The Royal Wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle producer-director Claire Popplewell to its factual entertainment and events team. Housden, who acted as director of development at Twenty Twenty, is now creative director for development at the BBC and will work closely with the existing team to develop […]

Twenty Twenty finds replacement for CEO

There’s a new chief at Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP)’s UK prodco Twenty Twenty. Creative director Emma Willis (pictured) has been promoted to managing director to replace Tim Carter, who is moving to become MD of ITV Studios-owned prodco Shiver. At the same time, Hana Canter is promoted to business director, handing her overall […]

Twenty Twenty CEO to join ITV Studios’ Shiver

Tim Carter, Twenty Twenty’s current CEO, is set to join ITV Studios’ factual label Shiver as managing director. He will lead the label with offices in London, Manchester and Leeds, and oversee approximately 300 hours of production a year. Carter will work on shows such as Come Dine With Me, Peston on Sunday and The […]

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. […]

Channel 4 courts First Dates spin-off

UK broadcaster Channel 4 is expanding its relationship with popular romance format First Dates. The pubcaster has commissioned First Dates Hotel, a 6x60mins spin-off series in which the original shows Fred Siriex, a restaurant maître d’, and his team host singletons on blind dates at a boutique hotel in the French countryside. A new format […]

ITV poaches C4, Twenty Twenty execs

UK broadcaster ITV has added a pair of factual executives to its ranks. Kate Teckman (left) joins from ITV rival Channel 4, while Nicola Lloyd was previously at First Dates producer Twenty Twenty. Both will become factual entertainment commissioning editors, reporting to new head of factual entertainment Sue Murphy, who joined in April as part […]

Lion poaches ‘big-hitter’ from Twenty Twenty

All3Media-owned Lion Television has poached Lisa Edwards from fellow UK prodco Twenty Twenty. Edwards has taken on the new role of creative director, factual at the Horrible Histories producer. Lion managing director Richard Bradley said she was a “big hitter with a wonderful reputation in the industry”, who had a “very rare combination of proven […]

NZ net latest to go on Warner’s First Dates

New Zealand commercial broadcaster TV2 is the latest channel to remake UK reality series First Dates. The network has commissioned Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand to create the local version, which is currently casting. The Australian First Dates, which goes out on Seven Network, has been a ratings success and is soon to […]