Koska

We are KOSKA. A media and entertainment company with television production in our blood. We are proud to be based in Brighton, on the south coast of England. The people here are amazing and the sea air keeps us fresh. We are internationalists. We believe in thinking globally and acting locally. We are creative and entrepreneurial. We love working with talent. We are committed to diversity. We strive for excellence. And we have fun along the way.

Nick

NICK EMMERSON
CEO


nickemmerson@koska.co.uk



I got the creative bug as a teenager when I produced my own fanzine that I sold at punk gigs. Ten years later, despite one glorious season working as an interpreter for my beloved Newcastle United when we nearly won the Premier League, I realised my future lay in TV. I got a job producing a weekly football based series in Spanish for a Latin American production company before a stint at LWT working on the launch programme for ITV2. By the turn of the new millennium I was show running series at Princess Productions, including Bedrock, Good Evening Rockall and Jailbreak. After shaking on a deal in a greasy spoon at Hove Station I joined Nick Powell’s Ricochet and began a hugely enjoyable run as executive producer of multiple series such as Selling Houses, Chaos at the Castle and House Trapped in the Sun, as well as the odd documentary. In 2003 I came up with the idea for Supernanny which we developed and sold to Danny Cohen at Channel 4. A couple of years after its UK launch I travelled to L.A. with my family and ran Ricochet’s American operation whilst executive producing Supernanny for ABC. During my seven years in California we rebranded the company as Shed Media U.S, which I ran as President. I executive produced series for many networks including CBS, NBC, ABC, Bravo, USA Network, VH1, OWN, Animal Planet and TLC. I also created or co-created multiple shows such as Real Housewives of New York City, Basketball Wives, Fat March and Styled to Rock. In 2012 I came back to Europe to become CEO of Ricochet before spending two and half years as MD of Warner Bros TV Production UK. Now it’s time for KOSKA.



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David

DAVID PHILLIPS
DIRECTOR OF ENTERTAINMENT


davidphillips@koska.co.uk



Here begins KOSKA and I’m feeling the same excitement that a much younger man felt back in 2000, as I tentatively stepped through the doors of Channel 4. Those early days of my career in entertainment produced my first break – a coffee with Andi Peters – and before long I was stepping into BBC TV Centre and working among a brilliant production team on Top of the Pops. In 2005, I joined James Grant, a talent agency in sport, music and entertainment and spent the next twelve years building the company’s Sports Media division. A TV Board Director and member of the Strategic Board, I represented Clare Balding, Frank Lampard, Tom Daley, Gabby Logan, Mark Chapman and Jake Humphrey, among many others. I negotiated contracts with numerous broadcasters and rights holders, including the BBC, ITV, BT Sport, Channel 4, FOX Sports, Sky and Sky Sports. I also created and executed live events; worked on talent-led projects with many publishers, such as Penguin Random House, Orion, Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins; and struck commercial deals across a range of brands, including Jaguar Land Rover, P&G, Shell, BT, Adidas and Waitrose. All of which leads me back to here, to Brighton and to KOSKA.



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Alex

ALEXIS PRICE
CREATIVE DIRECTOR


alexisprice@koska.co.uk



My addiction to telly began when I was eight and I watched my first episode of Coronation Street. Not only did it teach me about TV's power to connect people in a shared experience, it introduced me to Bet Gilmore - still my primary sartorial influence. I set up a writers' room in the playground and still believe that my Raquel story arc is a lost masterpiece. Tragically for the drama world, real life (and secondary school) got in the way and the next time I turned my attention to a possible career in TV was after I'd graduated with my degree in architecture and had spent two years as a journalist at the Manchester Evening News Group. My first (real) TV job was in BBC Manchester's factual entertainment development team and I went on to work in the development departments of companies including Tiger Aspect, IWC and Mentorn. In 2010 I moved to Renegade Pictures, where I became Head of Development and was subsequently promoted to Creative Director. During my time at the company, I devised, developed and sold a diverse array of shows including Lose Weight For Love (BBC1), Date My Porn Star (C4), Barely Legal Drivers (BBC3), Secrets Of The Sales (BBC1), Our Wildest Dreams (C4) and the BAFTA-nominated The Tribe (C4). But after seven brilliant years, it was time for a new challenge and I couldn't be more delighted to start a new adventure at Koska, where I'm excited about creating smart shows with heart, wit and something to say about life.



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