Warner Bros. International Television Production


NENT tunes ‘Harmonica’ as originals roster set to hit 30 in 2020

Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group has commissioned a Swedish romantic drama series, adding to its fast-expanding originals roster that is set to hit 30 shows this year alone. Harmonica has been co-created by Josephine Bornebusch (Love Me) and will premiere exclusively on NENT’s Viaplay streaming service across the Nordic region in 2021. The show follows two […]

BBC One adapts German format ‘Cash For Trash’ from Ricochet

BBC One is adapting German format Cash For Trash as a daytime series from Warner Bros. International TV Production (WBITVP)-backed indie Ricochet. The prodco is adapting the format into The Bidding Room (30 x 45 minutes), in which expert dealers look to outbid one another for rare finds brought in by the public. Set in […]

WBITVP merges Dutch scripted operations

Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) is merging its Dutch scripted operations under a new banner. The business is combining WBITVP Netherlands and BlazHoffski under the label Hollands Licht (Dutch Light), to develop and produce a slate of high-end drama series for Dutch broadcasters and digital platforms. The new business is called Hollands Licht (Dutch […]

Ex-Warner Bros. exec to open German office for Gaumont

Former Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) Deutschland scripted director Sabine de Mardt is opening a German office for Narcos producer Gaumont. De Mardt (pictured) will be president of the Cologne-based company, which will form part of the Paris- and LA-based Gaumont. The office opens on July 1, at which point she will report to […]

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 […]

MIPCOM slates Warner Bros. & Nippon TV

Warner Bros. International Television Production A breakout series from Australia is among four new primetime formats on the Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) MIPCOM slate. WBITVP has acquired True Story With…, which is based on Network Nine’s ratings hit True Story with Hamish and Andy. Melbourne-based Radio Karate produces the show, in which interesting […]

Warner Bros. int’l production director exiting

Warner Bros. International Television Production’s director of production, Lesley Davies, is exiting the business, TBI has learned. Davies has been with London-based Warner Bros.’s international TV production unit since 2011, having previously been a producer on The Voice. Her post saw her consulting on and executive-producing various WBITVP formats in local territories, reporting to WBITVP […]

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 […]

Gamsu gets expanded Red Arrow role

Harry Gamsu has been handed an expanded role at Munich-based Red Arrow International overseeing all non-scripted programming. Gamsu (pictured) becomes VP, non-scripted at Red Arrow Entertainment’s sales arm, and will manage all aspects of new and catalogue non-scripted properties, plus acquire new programmes and IP from third-party producers, broadcasters and new platforms. He will also […]

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