Working Title Television U.K. Names Andrew Woodhead Managing Director

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Andrew Woodhead

He will focus on high-end scripted British programming with wide international and commercial appeal as the company looks to expand its TV business, a joint venture with NBCUniversal International Studios.

Working Title Television U.K. has named Andrew Woodhead, a former executive producer at Kudos Film & Television, to the post of managing director.

Working Title Television, based in London and Los Angeles, is a joint venture between NBCUniversal International Studios and Working Title co-chairmen Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. The L.A. office is led by recently appointed president Andrew Stearn.

Woodhead will have a similar role in London and be tasked with developing high-end scripted British programming with wide international and commercial appeal and building on the business’ existing credits, such as You, Me and the Apocalypse and London Spy. He will report to Bevan, Fellner and NBCUniversal International Studios president Michael Edelstein.

At Kudos, Woodhead worked on such series as Spooks and Law & Order UK, and he acted as an executive producer on the first season of Sky Atlantic’s Fortitude. More recently, he has been focusing on his own projects, including an adaptation of Man Booker Prize-winning The Luminaries that is currently in development.

"We are hugely committed to expanding our television business and are thrilled to have Andrew join the team in London," Bevan and Fellner said Wednesday in a statement. "We look forward to working with him to create popular and groundbreaking drama — leading WTTV to even greater success."

Added Edelstein: "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."

Said Woodhead: “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."