NBCUniversal International Studios Names EVP of Scripted


NBCUniversal International Studios has appointed Marc Helwig to the position of executive VP of scripted.

Helwig began his role this month, leading the studio’s Los Angeles division and reporting to International Studios President Jeff Wachtel. Helwig will work closely with the company’s development teams and production companies—including Carnival, Matchbox Pictures, Heyday Television, Working Title TV and Lark Productions—to support U.S.-based development, sales and production.

He will also lead the studio’s relationships with U.S. networks and SVOD buyers. Together with the wider L.A. team, he will build on the company’s track record of partnering with established talent and developing emerging voices.

Helwig joins NBCUniversal International Studios with over 20 years of experience in both the U.K. and U.S. Helwig is coming off of a first-look producing deal at Legendary, which saw him serve as executive producer on Lost In Space for Netflix and the feature film reboot of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy for Lionsgate.

Prior to producing, Marc served as a motion picture and literary agent in both London and Los Angeles. At ICM, Paradigm and Jeff Berg’s Resolution Entertainment, he represented a diverse list of international filmmakers, such as Andy Muschietti (It, Mama), Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones) and Corin Hardy (The Nun).

Wachtel said: “We have a very talented development team in our L.A. office and in Marc we have found a skillful leader who bridges both the business and creative side of the business. With Marc on board, we will supercharge our efforts to continue to grow our production slate, working with some of the very best new and established creative talent in the business.”

Helwig added: “I am thrilled to join NBCUniversal International Studios at such an exciting time for the studio and help build on its many prolific successes, as well as capitalize on the enormous opportunities available in the global marketplace. Under Jeff’s leadership, the studio is well-positioned for an innovative charge in creating world-class content for a global audience. I am very excited to be a part of this next phase in the studio’s exciting evolution.”