Warner Bros. International Television Production Australia (WBITVP) has unveiled its new-look organisation and expanded leadership team, strengthening its position for future growth.
The new creative leadership team comprises:
- Caroline Swift (Spence) has been promoted to Head of Entertainment and will lead our non-scripted entertainment formats and franchise business across all networks and platforms. Prior to joining WBITVP, Caroline served as Director of Unscripted at Fremantle Media Australia.
- Johnny Lowry joins WBITVP as Head of Original Content. Formally Head of Unscripted at Screentime, Johnny has an incredible track record creating and developing original concepts. He will spearhead the company’s domestic and international non-scripted streaming content strategy while also overseeing titles on the current production slate.
- Hamish Lewis has been appointed Head of Scripted and will lead WBITVP’s drama strategy. In addition to overseeing current titles Love Me – currently in production for Binge – and The Twelve for Foxtel, Hamish will drive a new slate of exciting drama content for domestic and international streaming services and local broadcasters.
- Edward Kindred joined WBITVP earlier this year as Head of Development. He was previously Head of Programming at TVNZ 2. Ed will continue to lead the non-scripted development process across all networks and platforms.
The above will join the executive team, which includes:
- Rani Seckold who has been promoted to Director of Production, Commercial and Operations. Rani was formally Head of Production.
- Joshua Chan, Director of Legal and Business Affairs ANZ, will add New Zealand to his existing responsibilities for Australia.
- Dragan Savic will continue in his role as Head of Finance.
All roles will report to Michael Brooks, Managing Director, Warner Bros. International Television Production & WarnerMedia International Television Distribution.
Michael Brooks, Managing Director, WBITV Australia (pictured), commented: “We are fortunate to have tremendous depth and breadth of talent across our organisation, and I want to congratulate Caroline, Rani, Hamish and Joshua on their expanded roles. I’m also delighted to welcome Johnny Lowry and Edward Kindred, who are both highly respected industry professionals. This new structure is designed for growth, and to expand our capabilities as the media industry continues to undergo significant changes.”
WBITVP Australia, a WarnerMedia company, recently announced that filming has begun on a new series called Love Me, starring Hugo Weaving. WBITVP also produces local high-profile formats including The Bachelor, The Masked Singer, Celebrity Apprentice, Selling Houses Australia, The Repair Shop, Dancing with the Stars, First Dates, Who Do You Think You Are and drama series The Twelve.