ITV Studios (ITVS) has linked with Bad Wolf exec David P. Davis (Industry) to launch a new label under Patrick Spence’s scripted division.
5 Acts Productions becomes the first label under Spence’s Studio umbrella division and will be based out of Cardiff, Wales. Davis is creative director and will focus on producing diverse drama for the domestic and international markets, with shows sold by ITVS.
He joins from Bad Wolf where he exec produced HBO and BBC drama Industry, and before that worked for Left Bank on the Sony, Amazon and Channel 4 Philip K. Dick series, Electric Dreams.
Previously he worked on the BBC’s Doctor Who, having started his career in the BBC’s continuing drama department.
Davis said: “I look forward to collaborating with writers and directors on their passion projects that might have been overlooked or misunderstood elsewhere. My focus will be on championing diversity in the purest sense of the word; I want to tell my stories, your stories, all stories, with great characters in 5 Acts.”
Spence, who left Fifty Fathoms to set up his new ITVS banner in 2019, added: “David represents everything we have been looking for: a passion for stories that have not yet been told, the talent to bring them to life and a vision for a new UK business that could actively enhance our industry.”
5 Acts Productions becomes the latest scripted label within ITVS, which also houses Nicola Shindler’s Quay Street Productions and Dominic-Treadwell-Collins’ Happy Prince. It is also home to Vigil firm World Productions, Mammoth Screen, Tall Story Pictures, Silverprint Pictures and Jeff Pope’s Factual Drama label.