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Emmerson, Hungate step down from Warner Bros. UK

Claire Hungate and Nick Emmerson, MDs of Warner Bros. Television Production UK, are stepping down from their roles. Formerly known as Shed Media, the company includes indies Wall to Wall, Twenty Twenty, ...
February 10, 2017

Claire Hungate and Nick Emmerson, MDs of Warner Bros. Television Production UK, are stepping down from their roles.

Formerly known as Shed Media, the company includes indies Wall to Wall, Twenty Twenty, Ricochet, Yalli and Renegade, with a majority stake bought by Warner Bros. Television Group in 2010. Hungate and Emmerson stepped up to oversee the business when Warner Bros. TV took full ownership in 2014.

Hungate originally joined Wall to Wall as commercial and legal director in 2004, setting up and running the company’s in-house distribution and IP exploitation arm, and rolling out the Who Do You Think You Are? brand globally.

She later took on the role of commercial director of Shed and was part of the team that lead on the company’s de-listing from the London stock exchange and, subsequently, managed the 2010 buyout by Warner Bros.

She became MD in 2008, following her part in Wall to Wall’s sale to Shed Media. She then took on the role of commercial director of Shed Media Group. In 2011, Hungate became COO of Warner Bros.-owned Shed Media in 2011 and, along with Emmerson, was promoted to MD following the rebranding of the group in 2014.

“It’s been a privilege to work with and learn from some of the most talented and creative people in the business, with high quality continuing to be our benchmark,” said Hungate in a statement confirming her departure. “After an exhilarating rollercoaster ride, it now feels like the right time to embrace new challenges.”

Emmerson joined Ricochet as an executive producer in 2001. After co-creating and executive producing Supernanny, Emmerson moved to Los Angeles in 2006 as EVP of Ricochet Television USA before becoming president of the newly launched Shed Media US in 2009.

In 2013, Emmerson returned to the UK to be come CEO of Ricochet before becoming MD of Warner Bros. TV in 2014.

In a joint statement, Warner Bros. Television Group president and chief content officer Peter Roth and business and strategy president Craig Hunegs noted the “outstanding job” in helping to redefine and shape the company undertaken by both departing executives.

“Their hard work and talent are matched only by their integrity and character and we are enormously grateful for their contributions towards our success.  We wish them both the very best in all of their future endeavors and thank them again for their excellent service,” they said.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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