Twenty Twenty Names Emma Willis Managing Director


Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) has appointed Emma Willis as managing director of Twenty Twenty Productions, effective immediately.

In her new role, Willis will work under Ronald Goes, the executive VP and head of WBITVP. She previously served as creative director since 2015. She will continue to oversee Twenty Twenty’s creative vision while also managing the company’s overall commercial strategy of building shows into global brands. Earlier in her career, Willis was head of documentary commissioning at the BBC.

Meanwhile, Hana Canter was elevated to business director, reporting to Willis. She is charged with maximizing the commercial opportunities around both current and new formats. Before joining Twenty Twenty in 2011, she worked for such companies as Cineflix and Endemol.

Willis commented: “I am absolutely delighted to be at the helm of this wonderful company and working with all the talented people here. It is a very exciting time for us, with a number of big commissions in the wings, and I look forward to leading Twenty Twenty in its next chapter of growth and creativity.”

Canter noted: “I’m thrilled to be working with Emma and assisting her in steering the company forward on its journey of progression and growth. We have a huge amount to be excited about, both commercially and creatively, and I look forward to continuing to build on our great reputation and success.”

Goes added: “Emma is a creative executive of the highest caliber and perfectly placed to lead Twenty Twenty onto even greater heights, ably supported by Hana’s considerable business experience and expertise. By appointing from within, we’re very pleased to be able to safeguard in the best possible way the company’s enviable reputation in the U.K., and we congratulate both Emma and Hana on their richly deserved new roles.”