Senior Director International Production & Development (Nickelodeon); Viacom International Media Networks
A passion for children’s media and broadcasting has been the defining characteristic of Alexi Wheeler’s career since he started in the industry in 2002. Wheeler is responsible for having produced more than two-hundred hours of television aimed at pre-schoolers and kids from 6 to 12 – encompassing both live-action and animated titles.
Thirteen years’ experience in kids’ broadcasting has made Wheeler a master of content creation. He develops, commissions and produces content across Viacom’s Kids and Family portfolio. Shows he has worked on include Peppa Pig, Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom, Tickety Tock, Zack and Quack, The House of Anubis and Wanda and the Alien.
After joining Nickelodeon UK in 2010 as Programming Manager, Wheeler quickly moved into the production side as Manager, International Production and Development, before being promoted to Director in 2014, and subsequently Senior Director in 2015.
Based in London, Wheeler is responsible for implementing global talent incubator schemes such as the Nickelodeon International Shorts Program and the International Pre-School Shorts Initiative.
In the last two years, he has unearthed, developed and acted as Executive in Charge of 25 International Nickelodeon Shorts, sourced from around the world.
Wheeler’s long list of credits include that of Producer, Executive Producer and Executive in Charge of Production, Production Manager, Production Associate on the multi-award winning shows including the animated show Humf, Peppa Pig, Tickety Tock, Fireman Sam and Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom to name but a few. Prior to joining Nickelodeon, Alexi founded his own creative consultancy and independent production company called Plimmy.
Alexi holds a BA in Film and Media Studies with Creative Writing from Buckinghamshire New University.