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WBITVP Netherlands rejigs top brass

Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) in the Netherlands has rejigged its top brass as its managing director, Sander Emming, will be leaving the company on Sept. 1 to pursue other ...
June 25, 2018

Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) in the Netherlands has rejigged its top brass as its managing director, Sander Emming, will be leaving the company on Sept. 1 to pursue other opportunities.

Michiel Van Der Hoeven (pictured) is to lead all non-scripted activities of WBITVP Netherlands.

Van Der Hoeven became MD of non-scripted for Warner Bros. after the company acquired the Eyeworks Group in 2015, and has worked on such formats as First Dates, World’s Most Dangerous Roads, and Temptation Island. Van Der Hoeven initially joined Eyeworks Netherlands in 2002, moving through roles as editor in chief, executive producer and creative director.

Prior to Eyeworks, he worked at Holland Media House and IDTV.

Meanwhile, Nelsje Musch-Elzinga, will expand her current role as business director to cover both the subsidiary Blazhoffski Productions and WBITVP Netherlands dealings.

Musch-Elzinga has served as business director at Blazhoffski Productions for nearly five years. Before this role, she was head of productions for the company with responsibility for such programming as Hello Goodbye and Who Do You Think You Are?. She joined BlazHoffski Productions BV in 2007, and prior to that was an executive producer at IDTV.

WBITVP produces local scripted and non-scripted programming via its network of local production operations in 14 countries across the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. WBITVP’s production operations are responsible for both original programming and local versions of formats owned and/or controlled by the Warner Bros. Television Group, such as The Bachelor, First Dates and Impractical Jokers.

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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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