Wall to Wall


Alex Graham steps down from Voice UK maker Wall to Wall

Alex Graham is stepping down from his role as CEO of Wall to Wall 26 years after he founded the UK producer. Wall to Wall’s creative director Leanne Klein will replace him as chief exec at the prodco, which created the Who Do You Think You Are? format and produces the UK version of John […]

WBITVP show is No Brainer for BNN

A Dutch broadcaster has commissioned a local version of TV Asahi and Warner Bros. International Television Production-developed game show No Brainer. BNN’s ten-episode season will launch on Monday and run until August 30, produced by WBITVP-owned Dutch prodco BlazHoffski. The deal marks the first international commission of the show, which is based on TV Asahi’s […]

News brief: Nutopia hires Love’s head of development

Jane Root’s prodco Nutopia has hired Simon McKeown from The Great British Bake Off producer Love Productions. McKeown will take on the same role at Nutopia, which is behind doc series such as America: The Story of US, The British, Mankind: The Story of All of Us and We Invented the World. McKeown’s CV includes […]

Healey to run Warner Bros.’ Shed Media U.S.

Warner Bros.-owned Shed Media has hired Pamela Healey as general manager of its US operation. Meanwhile, Shed’s current US boss, Nick Emmerson, will relocate to the UK to run Ricochet Television, the producer that is part of the Shed group. Ricochet Television founder and current CEO Nick Powell will become the company’s chief creative officer. […]

East meets West as Japan opens its Treasure Box

The double whammy effect of not importing formats and lengthy primetimes filled with original shows means Japanese broadcasters are prolific producers of entertainment series. Takeshi’s Castle, Dragon’s Den, America’s Funniest Home Videos and Iron Chef are huge properties that originated in Japan, but the number of hit international formats is small in proportion to the […]

Hollywood Studio formats

Plans are underway to make some of the most iconic US shows ever for local broadcasters with international versions of 24, Breaking Bad, ER, Glee and Gossip Girl planned in countries as far afield as Israel and China. Shows including Prison Break, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives have already had the remake treatment and […]