Talk show host, Wendy Williams, and her manager/hubby Kevin Hunter have started a new production company called Wendy Williams Productions. The focus of the company will be on development and production of reality, game and talk shows for the cable and broadcast markets. Oxygen Media will be the first addition to the company. See more details inside.
The partner in the new company will be, Lionsgate-owned, Debmar-Mercury, which is the producer and distributor of The Wendy Williams Show. Williams will be the executive producer of the projects developed in the company and may also even have an on-camera role. Producer, Lisa Knapp, SVP Development says,
“This is a dream come true. As anyone who watches my show knows, I am a huge fan of all reality and game shows, and know a thing or two about talk.”
Jill Ramsey, VP of Wendy Inc., negotiated the deal on behalf of Wendy and her hubby and she will be the VP of Wendy Williams Prods. She will oversee day-to-day operations.
Oxygen Media is the first to sign with Wendy Williams Production. She will be an executive producer on Oxygen’s new in-development project Secret Celebrity, which is part of the network’s plan to expand its schedule of original programming from two to three nights a week. Wendy will also be a guest judge on the modeling competition series The Face, premiering February 12.