Nick Emmerson, CEO KOSKA

I got the creative bug as a teenager when I produced my own fanzine that I sold at punk gigs. Ten years later, I realised my future lay in TV. I got a job producing a weekly football-based series in Spanish for a Latin American production company, before a stint at LWT working on the launch programme for ITV2. By the turn of the new millennium I was show running series at Princess Productions, including Bedrock, Good Evening Rockall and Jailbreak.

After shaking on a deal in a greasy spoon at Hove Station I joined Nick Powell’s Ricochet and began a hugely enjoyable run as executive producer of multiple series such as Selling Houses, Chaos at the Castle and House Trapped in the Sun, as well as the odd documentary. In 2003 I came up with the idea for Supernanny which we developed and sold to Danny Cohen at Channel 4. A couple of years after its UK launch I travelled to LA with my family and ran Ricochet’s American operation whilst executive producing Supernanny for ABC.

During my seven years in California we rebranded the company as Shed Media US, which I ran as President. I executive produced series for many networks including CBS, NBC, ABC, Bravo, USA Network, VH1, OWN, Animal Planet and TLC. I also created or co-created multiple shows such as Real Housewives of New York City, Basketball Wives, Fat March andStyled to Rock. In 2012 I came back to Europe to become CEO of Ricochet before spending two and half years as MD of Warner Bros TV Production UK. Now it’s time for KOSKA.

Harriet Palmer