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Jonathan Hewes

CEO

Wall to Wall

Jonathan is involved in the development and production of a wide range of the company’s programming, with particular responsibility for international commissions and co-financed programming.  He has overseen productions for a wide range of channels around the world, including all the major UK broadcasters; Bravo, Discovery, Discovery Canada, HBO, History, History Canada, msnbc, National Geographic, PBS and TLC in North America; and Arte, Canal+, France 5, NDR and Prosieben in Europe.  Jonathan initiated Wall to Wall’s move into theatrical documentaries with Man on Wire, which he executive produced and which won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 81st annual Oscars, the BAFTA award for Outstanding British film and over 30 other international awards.

Jonathan joined Wall to Wall in 1995, becoming Head of Factual Programmes in 1997, Creative Director in 2003, Deputy Chief Executive in 2006 and Head of International in 2010.  He started his TV career as a journalist on BBC’s flagship daily show Nationwide before abandoning current affairs for pop TV, as producer of Britain’s most celebrated rock show The Tube.  After two award-winning classical music series with Dudley Moore, he produced a wide range of arts programmes in the 1990s before joining Wall To Wall.  Awards and nominations for productions he has produced or executive produced include: Academy Award for Best Documentary, BAFTA for Outstanding British Film, International Emmy, Royal Television Society Programme and Education Awards, Grierson Documentary Awards, New York Film Festival Gold Medal, Post Montreux winner and Ohio State Award, Broadcast Award.

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