LONDON — Working Title Television U.K. has named Andrew Woodhead as its new managing director.
Woodhead was formerly executive producer at Kudos Film & Television, where he worked on multiple series of the BAFTA-nominated “Spooks” and ITV’s “Law & Order U.K.,” he also acted as an executive producer on the first season of Sky Atlantic’s critically acclaimed psychological thriller “Fortitude” and Sky 1’s “Sinbad.” Woodhead also produced Abi Morgan’s BAFTA-winning single film “White Girl.”
Recently, he has been focusing on his own projects, which include developing an adaptation of The Man Booker prize-winning “The Luminaries” (currently in development), and producing “Marcella,” written by Hans Rosenfeldt (“The Bridge”) for ITV.
Working Title Television is based in London and L.A. and is a joint venture between NBCUniversal International Studios, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. The L.A. office is led by recently appointed president, Andrew Stearn.
Based in London, Woodhead is tasked with developing high-end scripted British programming with wide international and commercial appeal, building on the business’ existing credits: “You, Me and the Apocalypse,” “London Spy,” “Birdsong” and “Yonderland.” As m.d., he will report to Working Title’s , co-chairmen Bevan and Fellner and NBCUniversal Intl. Studios’ president, Michael Edelstein. He will also work closely with the business’ executive VP, scripted programming, JoAnn Alfano, and Working Title Television L.A.’s m.d., Stearn.
Woodhead said: “In this ‘golden age’ where great creative talent moves so effortlessly between film and television, I can’t think of a more perfect time to be joining this wonderful company. Working with incredible writers, actors and directors is such a privilege and the possibilities of doing this from a home like Working Title Television are inspiring.”
Bevan and Fellner: “We are hugely committed to expanding our television business and are thrilled to have Andrew join the team in London. We look forward to working with him to create popular and ground-breaking drama — leading WTTV to even greater success.”
Edelstein said: “Working Title Television has never been stronger, and in Andrew, we now have an extraordinarily talented and imaginative producer at the heart of the U.K. company. He is a passionate storyteller, has produced some of the finest television in Britain and loves a big challenge.”