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Twenty Twenty names director of programs

Warner Bros. Television Productions UK-owned prodco Twenty Twenty has hired Maxine Watson for the newly created role of director of programs. In her new position, Watson (pictured) will oversee all productions and manage ...
January 30, 2017

Warner Bros. Television Productions UK-owned prodco Twenty Twenty has hired Maxine Watson for the newly created role of director of programs.

In her new position, Watson (pictured) will oversee all productions and manage the company’s team of executive producers. She will be responsible for attracting senior creative talent to the production company and will also executive produce her own projects.

Watson reports to Twenty Twenty CEO Tim Carter when she boards the London-based company in April.

Prior to joining Twenty Twenty Productions, Watson served as commissioning editor of documentaries at the BBC, working mostly across BBC1 and BBC2. Her past credits include Who Do You Think You Are?Famous, Rich and HomelessThe Day the Immigrants LeftGrumpy Old MenThe Scandalous Lady WThe Met: Policing LondonCamilla’s Kids Company: The Inside Story; Lawful Killing: Mark Duggan; and The Great Pottery Throw Down.

On Watson’s departure from the BBC, Alison Kirkham, controller factual commissioning, said in a statement, Maxine Watson has made an enormous contribution to the BBC Factual commissioning department, overseeing an incredible breadth of projects…. A passionate, committed and inspiring colleague, she will be much missed, and I wish her all the very best in her new role.”

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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