ITV America & ‘FBoy Island’ creator Elan Gale strike unscripted overall pact

Elan Gale

ITV America has struck an exclusive unscripted overall deal with Bachelor producer and FBoy Island creator Elan Gale.

The pact will see Gale and his TheYearOfElan Productions banner developing and producing unscripted projects with ITVA, with a focus on dating and relationships.

Gale’s team at TheYearOfElan includes former Discovery exec Laura Citren, who is director of development, and development manager Tessa Stewart, who was previously manager of unscripted firm 101 Studios.

Prior to forming TheYearOfElan (the name is in reference to a Seinfeld episode), Gale was an executive producer on The Bachelor, and worked for more than a decade across 30 collective seasons of the franchise, its spinoffs and offshoots.

His credits also include Back In The Groove for Hulu, The One That Got Away for Amazon, and ABC’s Pooch Perfect. He has also worked on scripted shows such as Midnight Mass for Netflix.

ITV America CEO David George said: “Creativity is what truly drives our business forward, even at a time when the industry seems to be all about the numbers. No one approaches unscripted content like Elan. His creativity is always on display with every aspect of how he approaches his work. We look forward to unlocking his potential on a global level.”

Gale added: “This deal allows TheYearOfElan to expand our brand of ‘controlled chaos’ and ‘hybridized’ formats alongside a robust production and operations infrastructure. We have a growing slate of projects designed to deconstruct and reimagine tried-and-true unscripted formulas, and we’re excited to hit the marketplace with our partners at ITV.”

The deal was brokered by ITV America’s EVP of business development & strategy Danielle Bibbo, EVP of business affairs Tonko Soljan and by WME, which reps TheYearOfElan.

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