Brent Montgomery


Twofour & ITV cousin to coproduce in US

Twofour Group’s US programming will have cousin ITV America (ITVA) attached as a coproducer from now on. A deal between ITVA and Twofour America means the former’s in-house arm, ITV Creative, will coproduce programmes and formats from the latter. Twofour’s US arm in turn gets access to ITVA’s infrastructure and resources. As a result, new […]

Leftfield names new co-presidents

A pair of Leftfield Pictures producers has been upped to co-presidents at the ITV America (ITVA)-owned company. Gretchen Palek (right) and Shawn Witt (below left) have been handed the roles, and will report to ITVA president David George, the former CEO of Leftfield Entertainment. Palek was previously senior VP of talent and casting at Alone […]

ITV America sets overall deal with Strahan

ITV’s US arm has scored an overall deal with former American football player and TV personality Michael Strahan. The deal will see ITV America and Strahan’s SMAC Entertainment co-creating unscripted shows for TV, OTT and other digital platforms. The shows will go out through the ITV America banner. Leftfield and SMAC already coproduce NFL Network […]

George upped at ITV America as Leftfield Ents brand retires

Leftfield Entertainment CEO David George has been named president of ITV America. He takes the role at ITV America, the US unscripted arm of UK-listed broadcaster ITV, having been running Leftfield, the Pawn Stars prodco that ITV acquired in 2014 for an initial US$360 million. The Leftfield Entertainment moniker is now being dropped. As president […]

Leftfield pins down WWE star Cena

US producer Leftfield Entertainment has scored a development deal with WWE wrestling superstar John Cena. The pair will co-create and produce unscripted series for television networks and digital platforms, with Cena’s involvement coming through his Hard Nocks South banner. This comes after they worked together on Fox’s American Grit, which Cena (pictured) starred in and […]

ITV poaches Turner’s Eilenberg for key US role

Turner Broadcasting System veteran David Eilenberg has been tapped to run ITV Entertainment, the newly named reality production division of ITV America. As president, Eilenberg (pictured) will run the unit, which was known as ITV Studios America until Brent Montgomery was named CEO of a consolidated ITV America in December. In part, Eilenberg replaces Orly […]

Lygo to replace Fincham at ITV

Kevin Lygo is to become UK broadcaster ITV’s director of televison after current incumbent Peter Fincham decided to step down. Lygo (left) takes on the post after five years at ITV’s production division, ITV Studios, with Fincham (below, right) potentially returning to the indie sector. ITV Studios UK managing director Julian Bellamy (below, left) will […]

Leftfield rejigs prodcos, promotes for casting

Leftfield Entertainment has made a number of promotions at its Sirens Media and Leftfield Pictures production companies, and promoted its talent chief. Executive producers Simon Thomas (pictured) and Caroline Self have both been promoted to VP, programming, at Leftfield Pictures (Pawn Stars) and Sirens Media (Real Housewives of New Jersey), respectively. Genevieve Croteau has been […]

Montgomery appointed ITV America boss

ITV has appointed Brent Montgomery CEO of its restructured US division, which has been rebranded ITV America. Montgomery is the founder and CEO of US prodco Leftfield Entertainment, which is owned by UK-based broadcaster ITV. He effectively replaces Paul Buccieri, who exited ITV late last year to become president of the A&E and History networks […]

Leftfield launches OTT-focused prodco

US unscripted group Leftfield Entertainment has launched a production subsidiary that will focus on “smart and authentic” programming for TV channels and OTT platforms. Former Optomen Television exec Stephanie Angelides will lead Riot Creative as president. The prodco will have what’s is described as an “increased focus” on digital programming. Leftfield launched a similar venture, Loud […]