ITV America


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 […]

ITV America rejigs US unscripted wing

ITV America has named Jordana Hochman as executive VP and head of East Coast programming and hired Jason Carey as EVP and head of West Coast programming for US unscripted production wing ITV Creative. The UK-based channel is expanding its in-house production group ITV Creative, which handles all production on ITV America shows from companies […]

ITV America & Talpa enter strategic partnership

ITV-owned Talpa Media USA has entered into a production partnership with ITV America as part of a strategic change, and named new co-CEOS. The partnership will see Talpa’s North American shows produced through ITV America’s infrastructure. This will also allow Talpa to “tap into ITV America’s extensive resources”. UK broadcaster ITV bought Talpa in a […]

Leftfield names new co-presidents

A pair of Leftfield Pictures producers has been upped to co-presidents at the ITV America (ITVA)-owned company. Gretchen Palek (right) and Shawn Witt (below left) have been handed the roles, and will report to ITVA president David George, the former CEO of Leftfield Entertainment. Palek was previously senior VP of talent and casting at Alone […]

ITV America sets pact with ex-Generate chiefs

LA-based ITV America has secured an exclusive production deal with the new prodco of former Generate co-presidents Jared Hoffman and Chris Pollack. The deal with Forge Media will see the companies creating and producing scripted and unscripted programmines under the ITV America banner. Dgital production veterans Pollack and Hoffman (pictured) recently exited Defy Media-owned linear […]