Working Title TV Hires Andrew Stearn as President
The veteran producer will head up the production outfit, a joint venture between NBCUniversal and Working Title founders Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.
NBCUniversal International Studios and Working Title Television have named veteran producer Andrew Stearn to the post of president of Working Title Television U.S., effective immediately.
Stearn, who was the executive producer of Showtime's Shameless, and who counts The West Wing, Third Watch and Southland among his small-screen credits, will head up Working Title TV's Los Angeles operations. He will work closely with Working Title's co-chairman Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, as well as with the company's U.S. Production division, including Liza Chasin, President, U.S. Production and JoAnn Alfano, EVP of Scripted Programming, to develop and produce a steady supply of high-end scripted series for TV.
Working Title Television is a joint venture between NBCUniversal International Studios and Bevan and Fellner's London-based shingle Working Title. Michael Edelstein, president of NBCUniversal International Studios, oversees the operation for the studio.
Stearn will be tasked with attracting and developing small-screen projects for Working Title. Shows produced by Working Title Television will be sold worldwide by NBCUniversal International Distribution.
The division, based in London and L.A., is currently in production on the espionage miniseries London Spy starring Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling for BBC Two; the 10-part series Apocalypse Slough starring Rob Lowe, Jenna Fischer and Megan Mullally for Brit pay TV network Sky; and the second season of Sky's fantasy-comedy series Yonderland.