Glenn Hugill

ITV links with Talpa for another show

UK broadcaster has greenlit quiz format Five Gold Rings, its latest project with Talpa, the Dutch producer and distributor it acquired last year. ITV and Talpa have been working increasingly closely since the deal, with the broadcaster ordering Talpa shows including The Wishing Tree; Dance, Dance, Dance; and The Voice, which it took from the BBC. […]

Ex-Optomen exec joins ITV Studios prodco

Former Optomen Television production chief Gail Pinkerton has joined ITV Studios-owned UK prodco Possessed. She will be head of production at the fledgling company, which is behind unscripted series such as Pick Me (pictured), Cash Strapped and Spotless, which ITV is piloting for the UK market on Saturday, August 20. Pinkerton is a long-serving Optomen […]

ITV Studios gets Possessed by new UK indie

ITV Studios and UK producer Glenn Hugill are setting up a new UK indie, Possessed TV. Hugill (left) started out as an actor – starring in Coronation Street, Footballers Wive$ and Dalziel and Pascoe – before going on to produce shows including The Mole, Cash Cab and Deal or No Deal. He also created the […]