ITV America

Leftfield co-president Gretchen Palek moves to Blumhouse TV

US-based Blumhouse TV has hired Leftfield Pictures co-president Gretchen Palek as its new head of alternative. Palek exits the ITV America label after almost eight years, following its multi-year overall deal, struck with Blumhouse TV earlier this year, to jointly create suspenseful non-fiction content. As such, Palek will continue to work with her former ITV […]

Round-up: ITV America & Blumhouse TV set unscripted pact; Small World steers ‘My Perfect Supercar’; Kanal D’s ‘Hekimoglu’ travels

ITV America & Blumhouse TV set unscripted pact  US-based Blumhouse Television has struck a multi-year, exclusive overall deal with ITV America for unscripted TV, with a first project already in the works. The partnership will see Blumhouse create a new slate of paranormal reality and suspense-driven unscripted projects for ITVA, with a dedicated team working in collaboration […]

Meat Loaf & Nobody’s Hero partner for relationship competition format

US prodco Nobody’s Hero has teamed with music star and actor Meat Loaf to create a new relationship competition series based upon the singer’s power ballad I Would Do Anything For Love… But I Won’t Do That. The series, which shares its working title with the song, will be produced by the label, which was […]

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 […]

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