started it

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Matthew
Graham

Joint CEO

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.

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Emma
Frost

Joint CEO

Born in Essex to a hairdresser and a second-hand car salesman, it was obvious to no-one that Emma would go on to have a career in film and TV. There would be a lot of Southend high street photobooth pictures like this before then.

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are the team

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Christine
Healy

COO

As COO of Watford & Essex, Christine oversees the commercial, operational & production side of the business.

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Rachel
Knight

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.

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Leah
Omonya

Development Editor

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.

are the partners

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Chris
Albrecht

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.

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Anne
Thomopoulos

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."

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Matthew Erramouspe

Matthew
Erramouspe

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.

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Sam Kozhaya

Sam
Kozhaya

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.

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are the associates

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Simon
Vyvyan

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.

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Sarah

Sarah
Hulls

Management Accountant

Sarah has worked as a freelance Production Accountant in the TV industry for the last 13 years.

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