WARNER BROS. ANNOUNCES A NEW STRUCTURE FOR ITS UK TV PRODUCTION OPERATION
(February 13, 2017 – London and Burbank) – Warner Bros. is further strengthening its UK-based TV content development and production efforts by bringing its UK production companies – Wall to Wall, Twenty Twenty, Ricochet, Yalli and Renegade – together with London-based Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP), which manages the 26 other Warner Bros. production companies around the world, it was announced today by Jeffrey R. Schlesinger, President, Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution.The new structure will result in a more integrated strategic focus and an enhanced ability for the individual production companies to best serve their local audiences and create more local versions of their shows around the globe. Effective immediately, the CEOs of Wall to Wall, Twenty Twenty, Ricochet, Yalli and Renegade will report into Ronald Goes, Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP), working closely with creative and business executives across the global group.
Schlesinger said: “This is an exciting time for Warner Bros. International Television Production. With this restructure, we can better empower the experienced and talented executives of our production companies here in the UK to do what they do best – develop and produce great programming and franchises.
“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.”
About Warner Bros. International Television Production:
Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) produces local scripted and non-scripted programming through its network of local production operations in 16 countries across the UK, Europe, South America, Australia and New Zealand. WBITVP’s production operations are responsible for both original programming as well as local versions of formats owned and/or controlled by the Warner Bros. Television Group, such as “The Bachelor,” “Little Big Shots,” “500 Questions,” “First Dates,” “Impractical Jokers” and “Who Do You Think You Are?” Where WBITVP has no local production capability, it licenses Warner Bros. formats to third parties.