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ITV America ups Heath Banks to COO

Hell’s Kitchen and Pawn Stars producer ITV America has promoted Heath Banks to the role of chief operating officer. In his new role, Banks will focus on the internal management of the company, where he will oversee and lead on all physical and technical operations, processes and protocols. Banks joined ITV America in 2012 when he arrived at […]

Thinkfactory partners with ‘Tiger King’s’ Baskins for new unscripted series

LA-based, ITV America-owned prodco Thinkfactory Media has partnered with Carole and Howard Baskin, subjects of TV phenomenon Tiger King, to produce a new unscripted series exposing animal abuse. The series will follow the husband-and-wife team behind US animal sanctuary Big Cat Rescue as they, and others, work to expose those who abuse and take advantage […]

ITV America hires 44 Blue’s Sara Poage, rejigs senior management team

Hell’s Kitchen and Pawn Stars producer ITV America has reshuffled its senior management team with the appointment of a 44 Blue Productions exec, as well as promotions for two others. Sarah Poage becomes VP of production at ITVA, having previously been EVP at Red Arrow Studios-owned 44 Blue, where she oversaw operations, production and post-production, […]

Quibi lights up ‘weed enthusiast’ show from ITVS’ Leftfield Pictures

Soon-to-launch short-form streamer Quibi has ordered a series that follows a marijuana enthusiast creating art for celebrity smokers. Let’s Roll With Tony Greenhand is from ITV America’s Leftfield Pictures and follow ‘cannabis artist’ Greenhand as he connects with a different celebrity weed enthusiast “to make their wildest joint dreams come true.” The show features Greenhand rolling […]

ITV Studios Entertainment develops interactive dating show with Quibi

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s premium short-form platform Quibi is developing a dating format from ITV Studios Entertainment (ITVSE). The Hot Drop, from ITVSE and ITV America’s Sirens Media, will use Quibi’s tech to profile a singleton from the US, with viewers then required to upload videos in a bid to secure a date with the individual. Three […]

Cara Delevingne boards stunt show for Quibi

Quibi has ordered a Cara Delevingne-produced stunt show from ITV America-owned Sirens Media. The short-form platform has signed up for the as-yet-untitled practical joke series, which will find the model-actress taking on hosting duties and also leading a band of female accomplices as they pull off a range of subtle to extreme stunts. The project […]

Disney+ scores ITV Studios, Spoke Studios docuseries with LeBron James

Disney+ is working with ITV Studios and basketball star LeBron James on a 10-part docuseries that will explore celebrities’ early lives. Becoming is being produced by James’ and Maverick Carter’s prodco Springhill Entertainment, ESPN Films, Spoke Studios and ITV America. It is based on a show that was originally created for Disney XD, which featured […]

Kimmelot, ITV America strike unscripted deal

Kimmelot, the company formed by Jimmy Kimmel and Wheelhouse Group CEO Brent Montgomery, has struck an unscripted production deal with ITV America. Montgomery was formerly CEO at ITV America, before departing to form Wheelhouse Entertainment in 2018 and forging a content venture with the Jimmy Kimmel Live! star. Kimmelot’s first show produced through the exclusive […]

Leftfield taps Scripps vet for development

ITV America-owned Leftfield Pictures has hired veteran development executive Andrew Schechter as senior vice president of development. Schechter will report to Leftfield co-presidents Shawn Witt and Gretchen Palek. The new exec joins Leftfield following his five-year tenure at Scripps Networks, where he served as vice president of development across Food Network, Cooking Channel and Travel […]

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