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 […]

Seven orders Warner Bros’ Little Big Shots

Australian free-to-air broadcaster Network Seven has ordered a local version of Little Big Shots, the Warner Bros.-owed and distributed format in which kids perform with a celebrity host. Comedian, actor, writer, producer and director Shane Jacobson will front Seven version of the show, which will be produced by Warner Bros. International Television Production Australia. Seven’s […]

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. hires Hillerbrand to replace Halding

Warner Bros. has brought in Fredrik Hillerbrand to run its production operations in Denmark. He replaces Esben Halding, the former boss of Warner Bros.-owned (and subsequently rebranded) Eyeworks Denmark. Halding had been running the Danish operation for seven years, joining from free TV net TV2. Hillerbrand (also known as ‘Fellini’) becomes the MD for Warner […]

Little Big Shots goes big

Warner Bros. has secured a raft of new deals for its Little Big Shots, format including getting a local version away with ProSiebenSat.1 in Germany. The series launched on NBC in the US, with a second season commissioned, and showcases the skills of gifted children. Warner Bros. International Television Production sells the format, and has […]

Wowow opens Japanese Cold Case

Japanese premium cabler Wowow has ordered a local version of Cold Case, the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced US procedural. Warner Bros. International Television Production owns rights to the formats and struck the Japanese deal, with Wowow’s Drama W division producing the local version. It marks the first time the US series, which ran on US net CBS […]

Warner Bros. picks up quirky Canadian dating format Wanted

Warner Bros. International Television Production has picked up rights to Canadian dating series Wanted. The show is made by Canadian producer Trio Orange and in Canada debuted on V Tele earlier this month. The format sees a psychologist and police profiling experts help a singleton find a partner through issuing a ‘wanted’ notice online dating […]