VP Original Production, HBO Central Europe
Johnathan Young is a producer and executive producer with a long history in the television industry. He joined HBO Europe as an Executive Producer in 2014, and was responsible for Mamon in the Czech Republic and Pakt in Poland in 2015, and Pakt2 and Valea Muta in Romania in 2016. In January 2017 he became VP Original Production for Central Europe, overseeing the HBO Europe Original Production initiative in Central Europe, producing 4 shows a year across the region. Titles include Hackerville, 2 seasons of Wataha, Umbre, Aranyelet and Tuff Money. Despite the Covid we have continued to shoot 2 shows in Poland, a show in Romania and we have just began shows in Hungary and the Czech Republic.
Prior to that, in 2014 he produced THE MILL for Channel 4, and before that he spent two years in the BBC Drama Department as Executive Producer, simultaneously overseeing their two long-running one-hour dramas, CASUALTY and HOLBY CITY – 170 episodes in all. Both shows received BAFTA nominations during this time.
Between 2005 to 2011 Johnathan was Head of Drama at major independent Talkback Thames, part of the Fremantle group, where he oversaw 400 episodes of its long-running show THE BILL, winning BAFTA and Royal Television Society awards. He was Executive Producer on Minder for Channel 5 and Series Producer on Golden Hour for ITV. He has also collaborated internationally with other Fremantle companies such as Teamworx in Germany on the miniseries THE SINKING OF THE LACONIA. Earlier in his career Johnathan was a freelance director and commissioning editor after starting his career as a location manager, 1st assistant director and Production Manager.