Ian Russell

ITN Productions expands international with ITV Studios EP

ITN Productions has expanded its international unit with the appointment of Sarah-Jane Cohen as executive producer.  Based in London, Cohen will work on development with ITN Productions’ head of international programmes Ian Russell and development exec Denise Castelli. One of Sarah-Jane’s first programmes will be a royal project with a US broadcaster. Cohen joins from ITV Studios, […]

Nat Geo veteran moves to ITN US

ITN Productions has recruited Michael Welsh as its vice president of production and development for North America. Welsh is a veteran Net Geo producer with credits including Alaska State Troopers, Russia & The West and and Inside Nature’s Giants: The Whale. At ITN he will be based in Washington and add to the US team. […]

ITN Productions appoints international programming boss

UK-based ITN Productions has hired Ian Russell as head of international programmes. Russell has worked at various UK productions companies and broadcasters. At free-to-air commercial broadcaster Channel 5 he was commissioning editor and subsequently served stints as director, coproductions, at Cineflix. His recent credits as an exec producer include Discovery’s Car vs Wild and Barcroft […]