ITV America

ITV America promotes longtime exec to head of programming

ITV America has promoted producer and longtime exec Jordana Hochman to EVP and head of programming at the factual-focused firm, which is behind reality shows such as Queer Eye and Hell’s Kitchen. New York-based Hochman, who was previously head of east coast programming, expands her remit to include productions on both coasts of the US, […]

Roku hires ITV America’s chief creative officer to lead originals

ITV America’s chief creative officer David Eilenberg is joining Roku to lead its originals push. Eilenberg has been confirmed as head of original content at the AVOD and FAST streamer, in a move that marks the latest expansion of Roku’s original strategy. He will join in April and will report to Rob Holmes, VP of […]

ITV Entertainment appoints new president & SVP development in formats push

ITV America has promoted veteran unscripted producer Simon Thomas to president of ITV Entertainment and head of international programming, while also elevating Michelle Byars to SVP of development at ITV Entertainment. The appointments at ITV Entertainment, which is one of six production labels under ITV America, are part of the parent company’s “enhanced commitment to making global formats and […]

Outlaw’s Dominic Ianno & ITV America alum launch Roundtable Entertainment

Former Outlaw Productions exec Dominic Ianno and and ITV America’s ex-head of entertainment Alex Dundas have joined up with two other senior execs to launch new LA-based outfit Roundtable Entertainment. The prodco will work across TV and film, with John Baldecchi and former Hulu exec Griffin Gmelich also onboard. Ianno is CEO, former MGM exec […]

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 […]

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