ITV America


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 […]

ITV America launches crime prodco & hires Entertainment EVP

ITV America has launched a new development and production division, Good Caper Content, devoted to crime and investigative programming, as it names Alex Dundas its new executive vice president for ITV Entertainment. Veteran TV executive Kathryn Vaughan (pictured) will become president of Good Caper and report to ITV America chief creative officer, David Eilenberg. Vaughan, […]

ITV’s Leftfield Pictures set for Facebook talk show

ITV America’s Leftfield Pictures has teamed with Scooter Braun’s SB Projects to develop and produce a talk show format for Facebook Watch. The talk show will be hosted by Lewis Howes (pictured) the author, entrepreneur and host of The School of Greatness podcast. Titled Breakthrough with Lewis Howes, the show will premiere on Facebook later […]

Montgomery names Spoke’s leadership team

Brent Montgomery, ITV America’s former CEO, has named the team he will work with to lead Spoke Studios, the first production label for his new venture Wheelhouse Entertainment. Montgomery departed from ITV this January and announced the launch of his media and marketing business, Wheelhouse, shortly after. Under the Wheelhouse umbrella, Spoke was launched in […]

ITV America rejigs management at Housewives prodco Sirens

Jessica Sebastian-Dayeh has been named president of ITV America unscripted production company Sirens Media, with founders Rebecca Toth Diefenbach and Valerie Haselton taking new posts. Sebastian-Dayeh (pictured) will jointly report to ITV America CEO David George, who replaced Brent Montgomery this January, and ITV America president Adam Sher. Sirens founders Toth Diefenbach and Haselton will […]

ITV America ups Adam Sher to president as rejig continues

ITV America CEO David George has appointed Adam Sher (pictured) as the unscripted producer’s new president and upped a range of senior staff, as changes following the exit of Brent Montgomery continue. Sher, who was previously chief creative officer in the business, will now have responsibility for all development, production and operations across the company’s […]

Montgomery opens Wheelhouse Entertainment

ITV America CEO Brent Montgomery has launched his new media and marketing business, Wheelhouse Entertainment. Last week, it emerged Montgomery was leaving ITV, where he has been since selling Leftfield Entertainment to the UK broadcaster in 2014, to launch a new venture. Wheelhouse will comprise offices in New York and LA, focusing on talent-driven partnerships […]

Brent Montgomery leaving ITV America to launch venture

Brent Montgomery is exiting his CEO spot at ITV America to create a new entertainment company. David George will succeed him at ITV’s unscripted US arm, having previously been president. Montgomery has led ITV America as chief executive since 2015, having sold the production group he created, Leftfield Entertainment, to ITV for an initial US$360 […]

ITV America signs deal with true crime guru

ITV America has signed an exclusive deal with literary manager and producer Sharlene Martin along with her agency Martin Literary & Media Management, which represents crime writers. The deal will allow for development for unscripted projects based on the literary works of Martin’s clients, such as Andy Caldwell whose book Room 1203: O.J. Simpson’s Las Vegas Conviction was […]

Twofour & ITV cousin to coproduce in US

Twofour Group’s US programming will have cousin ITV America (ITVA) attached as a coproducer from now on. A deal between ITVA and Twofour America means the former’s in-house arm, ITV Creative, will coproduce programmes and formats from the latter. Twofour’s US arm in turn gets access to ITVA’s infrastructure and resources. As a result, new […]

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