Matthew was born in Watford, Hertfordshire - known everywhere as “The Hollywood Of The Home Counties”. Well ... it was going to be just as soon as young Matty had made a name for himself in the TV and film industry.
are the team
As COO of Watford & Essex, Christine oversees the commercial, operational & production side of the business.
Head of Development
Rachel has worked extensively in both drama production and development for over fifteen years. After a degree in Fine Art, she began her career in the drama department at Carlton TV. Combining her love of visuals with a life-long passion for stories, she became a script editor working on shows such as Casualty, Emmerdale and Family Affairs.
Leah was born in Nairobi Kenya and moved to the UK when she was 3. She started her career in television as a Casting Assistant before heading off to the University of East Anglia to complete a degree in English literature with Creative writing. After cutting her teeth in continuing drama, first at CASUALTY and then at EASTENDERS, she is now continuing to grow in her role as Development Editor as part of the Watford & Essex team. Leah’s hobbies include aerial silks, gourmet popcorn and of course watching loads of tv.
Paris is new to the film and tv industry, having joined the team in March 2022 as an Office Assistant via the Kickstart Scheme. Before her joining the Company, she studied Criminology and Health and Social care at A-level. She has a passion for film and tv, with her favourites including Harry Potter, Bridgerton, and Shadow and Bone. She is also a keen jewellery maker and enjoys all things creative.
are the partners
Managing Director, Legendary Global
Chris Albrecht is an industry leader in the modern-day business of pay television with numerous landmark achievements. Currently, Albrecht oversees Legendary Global, a division of Legendary Entertainment, focused on developing, financing and producing premium scripted English and local language television for the global market.
Executive Producer, Legendary Global
Anne Thomopoulos is the former Senior Vice President of HBO credited with the creation of their dramatic series department. She launched the department with OZ, HBO’s ground_-breaking one-hour drama series. Subsequently, she established the acclaimed miniseries division developing and overseeing "From the Earth to the Moon."
Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President, Legendary Entertainment
Erramouspe joined Legendary Entertainment in February 2020 from his post as co-chair of O’Melveny & Myers’ Entertainment, Sports and Media practice group.
EVP of Operations and Corporate Development – Legendary Entertainment
Sam Kozhaya joined Legendary Entertainment in January 2018 as the studio’s Executive Vice President of Operations and Corporate Development. Sam Kozhaya oversees all strategic opportunities and M&A for Legendary and helps manage operations for Legendary’s global TV division. Sam also manages Legendary’s joint ventures and Legendary’s digital platform, Nerdist.
are the associates
Legal & Business Affairs
A graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge, Simon trained as a lawyer with Reed Smith LLP after which he joined Granada Television Productions in 1993 becoming Controller of Business Affairs in 1996. In 2001 he was invited to join the Shine launch team. After a three-year involvement at Shine, Simon left in 2004 to establish Industry Media, a highly successful business affairs consultancy.