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Pioneer drafts in Arrow exec as creative chief

British producer Pioneer Productions has poached Arrow Media executive producer Thomas Viner for a senior creative role. Viner will become the Tinopolis-owned factual prodco’s creative director, reporting to CEO Jonathan Hewes, the former Wall to Wall international boss who took over last year as Pioneer founder who stepped down as chairman. He will work closely […]

Alex Graham ‘in talks with Jackson, All3 founders’

Alex Graham is reportedly talking to former Channel 4 boss Michael Jackson and the founders of All3Media about creating two separate content companies. Graham, founder of The Voice UK producer Wall to Wall, is in discussions with Jackson about creating a production company, according to the Guardian. The talks with David Liddiment, Steve Morrison and […]

ITV, Mediaset take Warner’s Little Big Shots

ITV in the UK and Mediaset in Spain have ordered local versions of breakout US variety format Little Big Shots. The Steve Harvey-fronted original series for NBC in the US is the top-rating new series among total viewers in the 2015-16 season, prompting a wave of interest in the Warner Bros. International Television Production-sold show. […]

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 […]

ITV brings Darnell-Burnett gameshow to UK

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has commissioned a local version of Mike Darnell and Mark Burnett’s big-ticket gameshow 500 Questions. ITV plans to launch its version in a primetime slot next year, with Warner Bros. Television Production UK-owned Wall to Wall producing a four-episode season. Wall to Wall stablemate Warner Bros. International Television Distribution sells the […]

Tinopolis poaches Wall to Wall boss

Wales-based Tinopolis Group has poached Wall to Wall veteran Jonathan Hewes to become CEO of its subsidiaries Mentorn Media and Pioneer Productions. Hewes (pictured) was most recently head of international at Warner Bros. International Television Production-owned Wall to Wall, having worked at the Who Do You Think You Are produce for two decades. He has […]

BBC decommissions detective drama

UK pubcaster the BBC is ending its detective drama New Tricks after its twelfth run. The show, which comes from Warner Bros. Television Production UK-owned Headstrong Pictures and follows a retired cop unit investigating cold cases, launched in 2003 as a 90-minute special before going to become a stalwart scripted series for BBC One. Yesterday, […]

De Mol’s Talpa launches branded prodcos in Europe

John De Mol’s Talpa Media is launching branded production bases in the UK, Italy and Scandinavia. Talpa UK, Talpa Italia and Talpa Nordic have been established in London, Rome and Copenhagen, with Shed Media, Sony-backed Toro TV and Nordisk  Film TV the respective local joint venture partners. All three bases will produce formats such as […]

Comedy Central UK taps Wall to Wall for development boss

Pay TV channel Comedy Central UK has hired a Wall to Wall exec to become its head of development and unveiled a pair of new international programming deals. Mia Lane will be responsible for sourcing and developing original commissions, reporting into Lourdes Diaz, VP, development and production at Comedy Central’s UK-based international unit. She will […]

Company Pics execs to head new look Shed drama unit

Company Pictures executives John Griffith and Johann Knobel are to head a new Shed Media scripted division, Headstrong Pictures. Griffith, executive producer on shows such as Skins and The White Queen, will be managing director, while Secret State producer Knobel will be creative director at the Warner Bros. International Television Production-owned company. UK production powerhouse […]