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ITV America launches crime prodco & hires Entertainment EVP

ITV America has launched a new development and production division, Good Caper Content, devoted to crime and investigative programming, as it names Alex Dundas its new executive vice president for ITV Entertainment.

Veteran TV executive Kathryn Vaughan (pictured) will become president of Good Caper and report to ITV America chief creative officer, David Eilenberg.

Vaughan, who most recently was executive producer of TNT and Oxygen series Cold Justice, will build and run the new unit, with existing crime content produced by ITV America’s production labels shifting under the Good Caper banner.

Additionally, Sirens Media co-founder and executive producer Valerie Haselton, creative consultant at ITV America, will be a senior advisor to Good Caper Content.

Good Caper, which gets its name from law enforcement jargon meaning an especially impressive police action, will also create original programming and is currently in development on projects with Dick Wolf, Marcia Clark (via her production deal with ITV America) and others.

The label already has several projects set up with A&E and Oxygen, and deals with other networks and streaming platforms are pending.

Meanwhile, renowned international television exec and producer Alex Dundas has been named EVP at production company ITV Entertainment – part of the ITV America group.

Dundas will report to Eilenberg. He will lead creative development at the prodco, whose current series include Queer Eye for Netflix, Hell’s Kitchen and The Four: Battle for Stardom for Fox.

Dundas was most recently senior vice president of unscripted development and current programming at MGM Television. He worked under Mark Burnett and Barry Poznick, helping to develop and oversee such series as Steve Harvey’s Funderdrome (ABC), Signed (VH1), iHeart Summer (AT&T/DirectTV), Total Knockout (CBS) and The Contender (Epix).

Eilenberg said:,“Alex is a gifted executive, producer and director whose vision and execution at the highest levels have made their mark on many of our industry’s biggest global formats.

“Throughout an impressive career, he has meticulously honed his sense of what makes for pulse-pounding captivating television, in the US and around the world. We are thrilled to have Alex at the helm of ITV Entertainment, leading the company’s distinctive series and talent initiatives at what is a demanding yet very exciting time in our business.”