Magazine article Screen International

Warner Bros Unveils UK Strategy

Magazine article Screen International

Warner Bros Unveils UK Strategy

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Warner Bros is bringing its UK indies including Wall to Wall, Twenty Twenty and Ricochet closer into the corporate fold following the departure of Clare Hungate and Nick Emmerson.

Last week, the Hollywood studio revealed that the joint managing directors would be leaving Warner Bros. Television Production UK, which they have run for two years.

Its UK production companies, which also includes Yalli and Renegade, will become part of Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP), which operates the company's other 26 production companies around the world.

The move will mean that the chief executives of all of the indies will report to Ronald Goes, executive vice president of WBITVP.

The firm hopes that the structure will give the companies an "enhanced ability to best serve their local audiences" and create more local versions of their shows, including First Dates and Who Do You Think You Are? …

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