Leanne KleinManaging Director and Head
As Managing Director and Head of Wall to Wall, Leanne runs the business alongside her role as Head of Twenty Twenty (to which she was appointed in September 2019). She is responsible for overseeing the creative output of both businesses across scripted, factual and entertainment – and has grown their customer base to include HBO Max, Apple, Netflix and Disney+.
Leanne is the Executive Producer behind a range of hit factual formats, many of which have become channel-defining brands: BAFTA and RTS-winning Long Lost Family for ITV; BAFTA-nominated Back in Time for BBC Two; youth-skewing Glow Up for BBC Three and Netflix; and long-running Channel 4 competition series Child Genius. Other notable Executive Producer credits include the 2020 BAFTA-winning BBC true crime series The Yorkshire Ripper Files; ground-breaking BBC One anti-ageing experiment The Young Ones and Apple TV+ factual series Becoming You which tells the story of the first five years of life through the eyes of 100 children around the world. Leanne’s first Executive Producer role was on the multi-award winning The 1900 House for Channel 4, which spawned a whole new genre of ‘living history’ television.
Her Executive Producer credits also include critically acclaimed factual dramas like multi Golden Globe-nominated HBO/BBC Hitchcock biopic, The Girl, starring Sienna Miller and Toby Jones; BBC Two’s Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story starring Julie Walters; and 2020’s powerful and moving The Windermere Children, screened on Holocaust Memorial Day - the first drama to be simultaneously broadcast in the UK and Germany.
In 2012 Leanne oversaw delivery of Wall to Wall’s first ever primetime Saturday night talent show, The Voice UK, which became the BBC’s biggest new entertainment show for over a decade and ran for five seasons on BBC One.
In her early career Leanne directed both drama and factual programmes, in 1995 winning an Emmy as Best Director for Baby It’s You/A Baby’s World (Channel 4 and TLC).