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ITV America rejigs management at Housewives prodco Sirens

Jessica Sebastian-Dayeh has been named president of ITV America unscripted production company Sirens Media, with founders Rebecca Toth Diefenbach and Valerie Haselton taking new posts. Sebastian-Dayeh (pictured) will jointly report to ITV America CEO David George, who replaced Brent Montgomery this January, and ITV America president Adam Sher. Sirens founders Toth Diefenbach and Haselton will […]

ITV America ups Adam Sher to president as rejig continues

ITV America CEO David George has appointed Adam Sher (pictured) as the unscripted producer’s new president and upped a range of senior staff, as changes following the exit of Brent Montgomery continue. Sher, who was previously chief creative officer in the business, will now have responsibility for all development, production and operations across the company’s […]

Brent Montgomery leaving ITV America to launch venture

Brent Montgomery is exiting his CEO spot at ITV America to create a new entertainment company. David George will succeed him at ITV’s unscripted US arm, having previously been president. Montgomery has led ITV America as chief executive since 2015, having sold the production group he created, Leftfield Entertainment, to ITV for an initial US$360 […]

ITV America rejigs US unscripted wing

ITV America has named Jordana Hochman as executive VP and head of East Coast programming and hired Jason Carey as EVP and head of West Coast programming for US unscripted production wing ITV Creative. The UK-based channel is expanding its in-house production group ITV Creative, which handles all production on ITV America shows from companies […]

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 […]

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 […]

ITV America strikes LaLaLand deal

The US arm of UK broadcaster ITV has inked an exclusive production deal with actress, author and producer La La Anthony. The agreement will see ITV and Anthony develop new shows and the Anthony’s new company, LaLaLand, make the shows in question. The partners and ITV’s Leftfield are already working together on a reality series […]

ITV absorbs US reality prodco Kingdom Reign

ITV’s US unscripted division has inked a deal with The Real Housewives of Atlanta exec producer Carlos King whose prodco Kingdom Reign will become a label under the ITV America umbrella. King will make docusoaps, lifestyle and reality programming as president of ITV-backed Kingdom Reign. He will report to ITV America chief creative officer Adam Sher […]

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 […]

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 […]