ITN Productions

‘The Next Jamie Vardy’ prodco Zig Zag hires Naked & ITN alums

Danny Fenton’s UK prodco Zig Zag has added execs from Naked and ITN Productions to lead its production and development efforts. Sarah McQueen joins The Next Jamie Vardy firm as head of production, replacing Wendi Rose who landed at All3Media-owned Lime Pictures in January. McQueen previously worked at Fremantle duo Naked and TalkBack Thames during her […]

Brown Bob hires ITN exec to head production

UK factual indie Brown Bob Productions has appointed Daniel Bankover as head of production. He will take over responsibility for day to day production from Nicki Gottlieb and joins the company’s senior management team where he will work closely with Gottlieb, joint co-founder and CEO Jacqueline Hewer and Rob Dersley who was recently promoted from […]

UK’s C5 expands factual offer with four historical series commissions

ViacomCBS-owned UK broadcaster Channel 5 is ramping up its history programming with four new specialist factual series. Tsunami (3 x 60 minutes) is from UK prodco Voltage and will explain how one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded gave rise to the deadliest tsunami in history, with each episode tracking the course of its devastating impact […]

Discovery+ orders GameStop doc & signs 250+-hour All3Media content deal

Factual streamer Discovery+ has ordered a fast turnaround documentary about the recent Gamestop share price scandal, with Jordan Belfort, the inspiration for the Martin Scorsese film The Wolf Of Wall Street, attached to host. The UK’s ITN Productions is producing the one-off programme, which has a working title of GameStop: The Wall Street Hijack and […]

‘Slow Horses’ prodco See-Saw names TV chief & hires Film4, ITN & Sheridans trio

See-Saw Films, the UK- and Australia-based producer behind Apple TV+’s Slow Horses and BBC drama The North Water, has rejigged its senior management following the exits of TV chiefs Jamie Laurenson and Hakan Kousetta last month. Simon Gillis has now been named COO across the company’s operations, reporting to See-Saw’s joint MDs Iain Canning and Emile […]

News round-up: TVN snags Fremantle’s ‘kindness’ format; Eccho sells ‘Legacy’; Can’t Stop’s ‘Pharaohs’ travel

TVN takes Fremantle’s Great Giveback Poland’s TVN has ordered a local version of a reality format originally created by Motive Television in Ireland, with Fremantle selling globally. The Great Giveback, which launched on Virgin Media One in Ireland earlier this year, sees successful and well-off families connecting with those less fortunate in their community. They […]

UK’s Channel 4 returns to Chatsworth House

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned a new series abouts the British stately home Chatsworth House, for its More 4 channel. The six-part series from ITN Productions has the working title of Chatsworth House and will follow on from last year’s one-off Christmas At Chatsworth House. Filmed throughout 2020, the series will provide unprecedented access […]

‘History 101’ prodco ITN promotes Ian Rumsey to become MD

UK-based ITN Productions has promoted Ian Rumsey to MD of television at the History 101 producer. Rumsey, who has been director of TV production since 2018, will have an expanded role that will see ITN Productions News and Archive teams, headed up by Tami Hoffman, reporting directly to him. He will continue to lead the […]

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