Warner Bros. Television Production UK


Ex-BBC, Warner exec to lead Maverick USA

Former BBC and Warner Bros. John Hesling has been appointed president of All3Media America prodco Maverick TV USA. Hesling was most recently senior VP of programming at Warner Bros. Television’s Shed Media, overseeing creative output. Based out of LA, Hesling will oversee development and production of new shows for the US market, while attempting to […]

Brave Bison COO exits after Hungate hire

The financial and operations chief of UK-based digital content company Brave Bison is leaving when Claire Hungate (pictured) takes over as CEO in August. Kevin Deeley, CFO and COO of the company formerly known as Rightster, has been handling chief executive duties following Ashley MacKenzie’s exit earlier this year. Following board wrangling over the future […]

Ex-Warner Bros exec Hungate resurfaces

Former Warner Bros. Television Production UK (WBTVPUK) co-chief Claire Hungate has been named CEO of London-based digital media firm Brave Bison. Hungate exited Warner Bros. in February along with WBTVPUK co-managing director Nick Emmerson. The pair had played a key role in the establishment of UK indie group Shed Media, which was sold to Warner […]

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 […]

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. […]

Carnival hires BBC exec as Wall to Wall grows

British producers Wall to Wall and Carnival Films have named new executive producers. Downton Abbey producer Carnival has hired BBC Studios’ Jess Pope (pictured) as executive producer, while, Long Lost Family prodco Wall to Wall has appointed Melissa Brown as executive producer, factual entertainment. NBCUniversal International Studios-owned Carnival wants Pope to develop her own programming, […]

Ex-Warner Bros. UK exec joins ITV Studios prodco

Former Warner Bros. Television Production UK exec Mark Rubens has joined Shiver, the factual specialist from the ITV Studios stable. Rubens has been named head of documentary. He will work on developing new doc formats and specials and report to Alexander Gardiner, Shiver’s managing director. He joins having previously launched Warner Bros.-owned Watershed Television and […]

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 […]

Lion poaches ‘big-hitter’ from Twenty Twenty

All3Media-owned Lion Television has poached Lisa Edwards from fellow UK prodco Twenty Twenty. Edwards has taken on the new role of creative director, factual at the Horrible Histories producer. Lion managing director Richard Bradley said she was a “big hitter with a wonderful reputation in the industry”, who had a “very rare combination of proven […]

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 […]