Shed Media


Ex-BBC, Warner exec to lead Maverick USA

Former BBC and Warner Bros. John Hesling has been appointed president of All3Media America prodco Maverick TV USA. Hesling was most recently senior VP of programming at Warner Bros. Television’s Shed Media, overseeing creative output. Based out of LA, Hesling will oversee development and production of new shows for the US market, while attempting to […]

Ex-Warner Bros exec Hungate resurfaces

Former Warner Bros. Television Production UK (WBTVPUK) co-chief Claire Hungate has been named CEO of London-based digital media firm Brave Bison. Hungate exited Warner Bros. in February along with WBTVPUK co-managing director Nick Emmerson. The pair had played a key role in the establishment of UK indie group Shed Media, which was sold to Warner […]

Warner Bros. restructures UK production

Warner Bros. is reorganising following the news that its UK production bosses are leaving. Its UK-based prodcos will sit within its international production division under Ronald Goes under the new structure. The UK operations span Wall to Wall, Twenty Twenty, Ricochet, Yalli and Renegade. They became part of Warner Bros. Television Production UK (WBTVPUK) after Warner Bros. took […]

Warner Bros. rebrands Eyeworks in Germany

Warner Bros. is rebranding Eyeworks Germany, with the latter’s COO exiting at the same time, according to a local report. Cologne-based Eyeworks Germany is dropping its current moniker, German TV site dwdl.de reports, and TBI understands it is likely to be known locally as Warner Bros. International Television Production Germany. Parallel to this, Eyeworks Germany […]

Warner Bros. takes control, rebrands Shed

Warner Bros. has taken full control of UK production giant Shed Media, and is rebranding the group as Warner Bros. Television Productions UK. Nick Emmerson (pictured) and Claire Hungate have been promoted to lead the new group as managing director and co-managing director, respectively. As a result, Shed CEO Nick Southgate will exit the company […]

Chambers joins Warner at Sony-backed Electric Ray

Meredith Chambers has joined Karl Warner at newly-formed UK production company Electric Ray. Chambers will become managing director at the producer, alongside Warner who formed the company with backing from Sony Pictures Television in January. Chambers will focus on producing factual content while Warner will focus on its entertainment output. The producer has yet to […]

Dutch M&A firm hires Hegedus to launch UK office

A Dutch management consultancy credited as a key player in Warner Bros.’ 2010 acquisition of Shed Media has appointed former Lionsgate and Viasat executive Beata Hegedus to launch a UK office. Consultancy 3 Rivers has unveiled 3Rivers UK, which Hegedus will oversee as associate, content and business strategy. The unit will offer services such as […]

Warner Bros. completes Eyeworks deal, Oerlemans exits

Warner Bros. International Television Production has paid a reported €200 million (US$273.3 million) to acquire Celebrity Splash producer Eyeworks, with the latter’s founder Reinout Oerlemans exiting as a result. The deal, which has been in the works for the past month, lands Warner Bros. a production entity with bases in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, […]

Company Pics execs to head new look Shed drama unit

Company Pictures executives John Griffith and Johann Knobel are to head a new Shed Media scripted division, Headstrong Pictures. Griffith, executive producer on shows such as Skins and The White Queen, will be managing director, while Secret State producer Knobel will be creative director at the Warner Bros. International Television Production-owned company. UK production powerhouse […]

Yahoo! orders Boris Johnson spoof from Warner Bros’ Yalli

Yahoo! UK has ordered a new five-part original series Boris Johnson’s Guide to London. The spoof will feature comedy actor Marek Larwood, from Yalli Productions’ BBC Three series Impractical Jokers, playing London mayor Boris Johnson as he embarks on an alternative tour of the English capital. It was ordered by Dan Watt-Smith, Yahoo! UK head […]