Director of Development and Formats Sabah Wahbe (born 1971) began working at Hans Meiser’s company creatv whilst she was still studying media studies. There she worked on shows such as “Bärbel Schäfer”, “Birte Karalus” and “Veronas Welt”. Following a number of international projects, she made the move to the development department at broadcaster VOX. As networks executive producer she launched “Das perfekte Dinner” (come dine with me) amongst other shows. She then ventured into the world of digital special interest channels. As programme director and co-owner, she founded TierTV in Berlin and under her label Newton offered consultation services for other clients. Sabah Wahbe’s last position before joining Granada full time was as head of development at Fandango Film in Cologne.
She also produced “Teufels Küche” (Hells Kitchen) for Granada as well as being in the Australian jungle four times, most recently as Executive Producer. Sabah Wahbe is responsible for all development activities at Granada. Along with pitches, in-house development, adaptations and the collaboration with ITV Global Entertainment, her responsibilities also include the acquisition of formats, programmes and co-producing companies as well as the evaluation of the international television market.