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Warner Bros. restructures UK TV production operations

Warner Bros. is rejigging its UK TV production operations. The entertainment company has announced plans to bring its UK production companies together with London-based Warner Bros. International Television Production. Effective immediately, the ...
February 13, 2017

Warner Bros. is rejigging its UK TV production operations.

The entertainment company has announced plans to bring its UK production companies together with London-based Warner Bros. International Television Production.

Effective immediately, the CEOs of those prodcos, which include Wall to Wall, Twenty Twenty, Ricochet, Yalli and Renegade, will report to Ronald Goes, the company’s EVP.

The restructure was revealed just days after Nick Emmerson and Claire Hungate confirmed they were stepping down from their roles as MDs of Warner Bros. Television Production UK.

According to Jeffrey Schlesinger, president, Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution, the new structure will provide the prodcos with better access to resources of the global production and distribution operations unit already based in London.

“This should result in greater strategic alignment, operational efficiencies and support for each of the production companies to build their business, grow their presence and achieve even more success in the UK production market,” said Schlesigner in a statement.

By working closely with creative and business execs across the global group, the company believes the prodcos will be better able to serve their local audiences and create more local versions of their shows across the globe.

Wall to Wall produces the popular primetime game show 500 Questions as well as Who Do You Think You Are? — a series that reveals the family history of participating celebrities. Among Twenty Twenty’s credits is the series First Dates, which features a restaurant where singles come looking for romance.

Yalli’s lineup of entertainment and comedy productions includes Impractical Jokers.

One of Ricochet’s projects includes A New Life in Oz, a documentary series where UK families pack up their lives in search of new adventures. Renegade is the production company behind Don’t Tell the Bride (pictured)— a series where couples are given money for their wedding, but every aspect of the ceremony must be organized by the groom.

 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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