Warner Bros. International Television Production

WBITVP closes Danish arm as CEO Fredrik Hillerbrand departs

Warner Bros International Television Production (WBITVP) is restructuring its operations in the Nordics, with Danish CEO Fredrik Hillerbrand departing. WBITVP’s Danish division will be shuttered and future productions overseen from its Sweden office, by local MD Johan Idering, who also oversees Norway. Shows in production are not expected to be affected. Hillerbrand will leave the […]

Warner Bros. Discovery hires Harry Gamsu from Fremantle

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) has re-hired Fremantle exec Harry Gamsu. Gamsu was most recently VP of non-scripted at Fremantle and becomes VP of creative, format, development & sales at Warner Bros International Television Production (WBITVP). He remains based out of LA and reports into SVP, of format development & sales, Andy ZeinAndy Zein. He takes […]

Glow Media & WBITVP crack distribution partnership on ‘The Golden Egg’

Belgian format firm Glow Media has inked a multi-territory partnership with Warner Bros International Television Production (WBITVP) to produce new competiton format The Golden Egg. The partnership, which was inked at MIPTV in Cannes this week, will see WBITVP will represent the format in selected WBITVP territories including the UK and Australia. The Golden Egg […]

TBI Weekly: Five reasons why unscripted is the global trend

As the global demand for high quality documentaries and factual formats continues to rise, Mark Layton looks back on some of the week’s developments that point to a booming unscripted sector With crew shortages and rising production costs currently plaguing the scripted sector, those working on the unscripted side of the business are finding plenty […]

Exclusive: WBITVP looks to boost French format development with new role

Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) has created a new director of development role to help boost its slate of original unscripted French formats, TBI has learned. The Paris-based position has been created following the departure of former head of development, Déborah Fazel, who left to join Endemol France as director of creation and development […]

WBITP options French format ‘Dating With Dogs’ in 12 countries, incl US & UK

Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITP) has optioned soon-to-launch format Dating With Dogs in 12 countries, including the US and the UK. WBITP has also taken exclusive rights to the format, which makes its debut later this month on TF1 Group’s TFX, in Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Portugal, Spain, Netherlands and Flemish-speaking Belgium. Magis TV, […]

MIPCOM round-up: Warner Bros. Int’l TV Production unveils slate; Legendary offers scripted drama; WOW presents ‘Drag Race’ formats

Warner Bros. Int’ TV Production unveils slate Warner Bros. International Television Production has announced its MIPCOM slate, with titles across factual entertainment, reality, documentary and scripted. Among the unscripted highlights are Paranormal (working title), a documentary series about one of Britain’s most compelling supernatural stories and the family at its heart, produced for BBC Three […]

London TV Screenings sets 2023 dates, goes up against BBC Studios Showcase

London TV Screenings, the fast-growing event organised by All3Media International, Banijay Rights, Entertainment One, Fremantle and ITV Studios, is to be held over the same week as BBC Studios’ flagship market. The London screenings event’s third iteration will run from Monday, 27 February to Friday, 3 March next year, following a 2022 version that attracted more than […]

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