Wall to Wall appoints head of entertainment

Veteran entertainment format producer Andy Rowe (pictured) has joined London-based Wall to Wall as the label's head of entertainment.
March 3, 2016

Veteran format producer Andy Rowe (pictured) has joined London-based Wall to Wall as the label’s head of entertainment.

In his new role, Rowe will be responsible for growing and overseeing the production outfit’s entertainment slate, where he will be tasked with exec producing the first series of the prime-time quiz show 500 Questions for UK commercial broadcaster ITV.

Rowe will report to Wall to Wall CEO Leanne Klein when he takes up his role at the end of April.

The executive producer’s credits include such entertainment and quiz show formats as The Getaway Car, Total Wipeout, Golden Balls15 to 1, Prize Island, The Kids are All Right, The Weakest Link and 101 Ways to Leave a Gameshow.

Rowe’s appointment comes months after former head of entertainment Moira Ross left the company to launch Panda Television with Objective Entertainment.

Wall to Wall had produced The Voice UK for a five-year period for BBC1 before it was signed to a three-year deal by ITV last year. ITV and Wall to Wall have reached an agreement that will see ITV Studios set to produce The Voice UK beginning in 2017, with Wall to Wall providing ongoing consultancy, a spokesperson for the UK broadcaster confirmed to realscreen.

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