Warner Bros. Television Group

‘Supergirl’ star Melissa Benoist launches Three Things Productions; inks overall WBTVG deal

Supergirl star Melissa Benoist has launched her own production company, Three Things Productions, and signed an overall deal with Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG). The exclusive, multi-year deal will see Benoist develop and produce original TV shows, including comedies and dramas, for all platforms including HBO Max, cable and broadcast networks and third-party streamers. The […]

Warner Bros. signs overall deal with activist Kimberly Latrice Jones

Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) has signed an overall deal with filmmaker, author and human rights activist Kimberly Latrice Jones. Under the terms of the exclusive multi-year agreement, Jones will develop and produce original programming, including scripted dramas and comedies, unscripted series, original digital content, for WBTVG streaming services, cable and broadcast networks. Earlier this […]

Warner Bros. signs overall deal with ‘Watchmen’ scribe Cord Jefferson

Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) has signed an exclusive multi-year overall deal with Watchmen writer/producer Cord Jefferson. The agreement, which marks Jefferson’s first overall pact, expands on his existing relationship with WBTVG and WarnerMedia, as he recently served as story editor and writer for the HBO superhero drama Watchmen, which was produced by Warner Bros. […]

Warner Bros. TV hires former Netflix originals boss Channing Dungey

Warner Bros. Television Group has confirmed the appointment of Netflix’s former VP of originals Channing Dungey as chairman, replacing the outgoing Peter Roth. Dungey left the streamer earlier this month after less than two years in the role, having joined Netflix in December 2018 after a stint as president of ABC Entertainment. She had been with the […]

Warner Bros. TV chairman Peter Roth to depart early 2021

Warner Bros. Television Group’s long-standing chairman Peter Roth is stepping down from the company early next year. Roth joined Warner Bros. Television in 1999 as president and has been responsible for signing an array of exclusive overall deals with key producers, ranging from Chuck Lorre and Greg Berlanti to J.J. Abrams and Katie McGrath’s Bad Robot […]

Warner Bros. TV signs overall deal with Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors

Warner Bros. Television Group has signed an exclusive multi-year overall deal with Black Lives Matter (BLM) co-founder and executive director Patrisse Cullors. Under the terms of the partnership, author and political strategist Cullors will develop and produce original programming for all platforms, including streaming services, cable, and Warner’s five broadcast networks. Her output will include […]

HBO Max orders Bad Robot shows, incl ‘The Shining’ & ‘Justice League’ dramas

Soon-to-launch US streamer HBO Max has given the greenlight to three new one-hour dramas from JJ Abrams and Katie McGrath’s Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television Group. The production commitments for the trio follows the exclusive production pact struck by Bad Robot and the streamer’s parent company WarnerMedia in autumn last year. Duster, to […]

Warner Bros. replaces DramaFever SVOD chief with Time Inc. exec

Warner Bros. is replacing DramaFever boss Seung Bak with Time Inc. senior VP of digital Patty Hirsch. The move hands Hirsch control of Warner Bros. Digital Labs (WBDL) as SVP and general manager, and oversight of Korean drama-focused SVOD service DramaFever. She’ll take over from current WBDL chief and DramaFever CEO and co-founder Bak after […]

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. […]

Warner Bros. to acquire Machinima outright

Warner Bros. Entertainment is taking full control of gaming-focused multichannel network Machinima. The Burbank-based studio led an US$18 million funding round in Machinima in 2014, and has been consistently linked with a full takeover since then. It has now signed an agreement. Past investors include Redpoint Ventures, MK Capital, former chairman and CEO Allan Debevoise. […]

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