Vice President Non Scripted Development and Sales
Adam Steinman has served as Vice President, Non-Scripted International Development & Sales, at Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP), since October 2010.
In this position, Steinman is charged with overseeing the adaptation, development, and sale of non-scripted programming based on formats and original concepts developed from within the International Television Production Group and international third-party producers. He is also responsible for helping WBITVP identify producers to partner with, as well as acquiring formats to be exploited internationally.
During his WB tenure, Steinman has played an integral role in the acquisition and international roll-out of Impractical Jokers, The Bachelor (Rogers in Canada) and Bachelorette (format to be produced on W in Canada), Hello Goodbye US and Canada (CBC), Who Do You Think You Are? (now a hit series on Radio Canada) First Dates Canada (Slice, Global, and Canal Vie), and the sketch comedy hit, Complexe G (TVA).
Established in 2009, WBITVP has a mandate to acquire or build production companies in major territories around the world, to develop original local programming and to adapt output from the Studio on a market-by-market Basis. In those territories where WBITVP establishes a production base, it operates by developing and producing original programming and also producing local versions of formats owned and controlled by the group such as “The Bachelor,” “Who Do You Think You Are?,” “Impractical Jokers” and “Hello, Goodbye”. Where WBITVP has no local production capability it licenses Warner Bros. formats to 3rd parties.
In 2010, WBITVP acquired Shed Media, one of the leading production companies in the UK, and in 2011, BlazHoffski in Netherlands and Belgium. 2014 marked a historic deal with the acquisition of Eyeworks in 15 countries across Europe, South America, Australia, and New Zealand, adding 13 new territories to its international network of production companies. This acquisition further strengthens Warner Bros. International Television Production’s capabilities and sees Warner Bros. take over all of Eyeworks international distribution activities for both formats and finished product. Steinman joined WBITVP after four years at Tiger Aspect USA, an entity of Tiger Aspect Productions (TAP), one of the UK’s leading television producers. Since December 2006, he had served as Vice President of Development and Production, responsible for Tiger Aspect USA’s network and cable development projects. He developed and sold shows to Bravo (“Make Me a Supermodel”), Lifetime (“Cook Yourself Thin”), A&E (“Rookies”), History (“Extreme Trains”), TLC (“Makeover Train”) and truTV. During his tenure at Tiger, he also was an executive producer on several series, pilots and specials, including Bravo’s “Make Me a Supermodel”, History’s “Extreme Trains” and History’s “I Swear: The History of Dirty Words”. Steinman began his entertainment career with Perpetuum Productions, co-founding the multimedia production company. In 1998, he began producing and writing a variety of different series that appeared on CBS, ABC Family, Bravo, TLC and many more. In 2004, Steinman joined Lion Television, Inc., as the Head of Development. He directed Lion’s U.S. network and cable development efforts, creating, formatting and selling series such as “Cash Cab,” “12th Year Senior,” “S.W.A.T. USA,” “Science Investigators,” “Evolution Of” and “Discovery Rewind” to a number of cable channels, including MTV, Discovery, TLC, Court TV, PBS and Discovery International.