Brooks will be based in Sydney, reporting directly to Goes, and will be responsible for running WBITVP’s production operations in Australia.
WBITVP Australia is part of WBITVP’s global network of TV production operations and produces both new and existing, internationally acclaimed, Warner Bros. formats in Australia, including hit shows “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” for Network Ten, “First Dates” for Seven Network and “Who Do You Think You Are?” for SBS.
“We are thrilled to appoint Michael as Managing Director at Warner Bros. International Television Production Australia,” said Goes. “Having worked on some of the most successful franchised series in the world, Michael brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the team, and he is the perfect choice to lead our Australian production business in what is a fast growing territory for us.”
Brooks said “WBITVP Australia create some of the most exciting and dynamic television content in the country and I am incredibly proud to now be a part of that. I look forward to working on both the established WBITVP formats and also helping to develop some fantastic new ones”.
Brooks joins Warner Bros. from Endemol Shine USA, where he was Senior Vice President, Programming, and Executive Producer on many of the company's franchise series including “MasterChef”, “MasterChef Junior” and “The Biggest Loser.”
Before Endemol Shine, Brooks was Senior Vice President, Programming & Development at BBC Worldwide Productions, developing and producing various titles including “Top Gear” USA. Prior to joining BBC Worldwide Productions, Brooks produced hit reality-competition series “Dancing with the Stars” and helped launch the show in both the U.S. and Australia. Brooks began his career at the Nine Network Australia before moving to the U.S. in 2005.