ITN Productions

Prince William, Joaquin Phoenix blast BAFTA’s for lack of diversity

Prince William and Joker star Joaquin Phoenix were among those to blast the BAFTA’s for a lack of diversity at its annual film awards ceremony, where a Channel 4 and PBS feature doc was among the winners. For Sama, produced by Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts, took the best documentary prize for its portrayal of […]

UK commissions: Channel 5 reveals 2020 slate; BBC Three, Showtime renews ‘Back to Life’

Channel 5 reveals slate of 2020 programmes  Access-driven documentaries, history programming, natural history and heartland factual highlight a new slate of programmes heading to Viacom-owned broadcaster Channel 5 in 2020. Keo Films’ Inside Extinction Rebellion (w/t; 1 x 60 minutes) has secured access to the environmental activists, who use creativity and people power to raise awareness of […]

BBC One explores a year in the life of Sainsbury’s supermarket

BBC One has commissioned ITN Productions to produce 6 x 60 minute access documentary Inside the Supermarket. The series follows 12 months in the life of Sainsbury’s – Britain’s oldest supermarket – which sees 26m people pass through its doors each week. The series is billed as a multi-dimensional portrayal of the supermarket, which this year marks its […]

Mentorn taps ITN Productions for new factual head

Mentorn Media has expanded its senior team with ITN Productions exec Bernie Kay, who will join the company to the newly created role of head of factual. Kay will bolster Mentorn’s slate of talent-led projects, factual entertainment formats and documentaries. She joins from ITN Productions, where she has served since 2015 as an executive producer […]

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, […]

ITN Productions taps BBC Studios exec for development

ITN Productions has hired BBC Studios’ Georgina Madley as head of development and promoted Grace Dean as head of short form. Madley joins from BBC Studios where she has been working as head of development for unscripted production since May 2018. She replaces Dan Grabiner, who departed the company in January to head to Amazon. […]

Exclusive: Amazon UK hires ITN’s development head for commissioner role

Amazon has hired ITN Productions’ head of development Dan Grabiner, TBI has confirmed.  The exec, who will be based out of Amazon Prime Video’s UK offices, is to serve as a commissioner for the streaming giant. He has been known to be leaving the Drug Lords producer since December. The news arrives shortly after the team […]

BBC Studios exec to lead ITN Productions

BBC Studios exec Anna Mallett has been appointed chief executive of ITN Productions. Mallett was previously group chief operating officer and MD of production at BBC Studios, where she oversees all core operations, as well as the business and operational leadership of all production areas. She also has direct oversight of BBC Studios’ international production […]

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