Johnathan Young

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 Mam­mon 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. 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.

From 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.