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Nick Emmerson launches ITVS-backed indie

Nick Emmerson, former MD of Warner Brothers TV Production UK, has launched media and entertainment company KOSKA with a minority investment from ITV Studios. Based in Brighton, KOSKA will focus on ...
October 24, 2017

Nick Emmerson, former MD of Warner Brothers TV Production UK, has launched media and entertainment company KOSKA with a minority investment from ITV Studios.

Based in Brighton, KOSKA will focus on returnable non-scripted series. ITV Studios Global Entertainment is set to serve as the company’s distribution partner for all original formats created underĀ its banner. Emmerson (pictured) will lead the company as CEO.

Joining Emmerson is David Phillips, a former executive at talent agency James Grant, as director of entertainment. Mike Beale, MD, ITV Studios Global Creative Network, will sit on KOSKA’s board.

Emmerson previously worked as president of Shed Media U.S. and CEO of Ricochet. He is the creator or co-creator of numerous international series including The Real Housewives of New York City, Basketball Wives and Supernanny.

“Nick is a fantastic creative talent as well as being a very successful business leader,” saidĀ Julian Bellamy, MD, ITV Studios, in a statement. “We’re very glad to play a part in this new venture and look forward to watching KOSKA thrive under Nick and David’s expertise.”

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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