Warner U.K. Alum Nick Emmerson Launches Indie Production Venture


Nick Emmerson, former managing director of Warner Bros. TV Production UK, has launched KOSKA, an independent production venture that will focus on non-scripted series.

Emmerson, who was also previously president of Shed Media U.S. and CEO of Ricochet, has created or co-created multiple international series, including Supernanny, The Real Housewives of New York City, Fat March, Basketball Wives and Styled to Rock. He will be joined at the Brighton-based indie by David Phillips, a former TV board director of talent agency James Grant, who will serve as director of entertainment.

KOSKA launches with a minority investment from ITV Studios. Julian Bellamy, the managing director of ITV Studios, said: “Nick is a fantastic creative talent as well as being a very successful business leader. We’re very glad to play a part in this new venture and look forward to watching KOSKA thrive under Nick and David’s expertise.”

Emmerson added: “I’m buzzing that KOSKA is open for business. I want KOSKA to be a truly creative and entrepreneurial place to be. There’s nothing I like better than building a team that thrives together. David is a fantastic first signing for us.”

Phillips said: “I’m excited to join Nick’s team and bring my experience of working with talent and brands to KOSKA. It’s also fantastic to be part of the growing creative community in Brighton, the perfect home for KOSKA.”