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ITV Studios teams with Peter Landesman for Mafia drama

ITV Studios America has teamed up with writer, director and producer Peter Landesman for a drama series based on the true story of one of Italy’s top Mafia prosecutors. Described as an “epic tale of justice and retribution”, Mephisto follows the story of a driven female prosecutor in the southern Italian states of Calabria and […]

News round-up: ITVS expands US drama labels; Sky Italia snags Banijay’s ‘Pechino Express’; eOne outlines civil rights docuseries

Sky Italia travels with Pechino Express Sky Italia has struck a deal with Banijay Italia for future seasons of Pechino Express (Pekin Express), the local version of the Belgian-Dutch original format owned and licensed by 4MAT4. The format revolves around celebrity couples who must travel for thousands of kilometres in territories that are both geographically […]

Thinkfactory pins down Big Show for WWE-backed reality series

ITV Studios America-backed Thinkfactory Media is linking up with the studio arm of wrestling organisation WWE to produce a new reality series starring Paul Wight (aka The Big Show). Big Show Vs. The World: A Giant Abroad (working title) will follow the wrestler as he recollects his experiences as he travels to locations that he […]

Amazon, Circle of Confusion to develop drama based on graphic novel

Circle of Confusion Television Studios, a joint venture between Circle of Confusion and ITV Studios America, will co-develop a one-hour drama with Amazon, based on Image Comics’ graphic novel Six. Named Thirteen, the sci-fi thriller will be about a cold-blooded alien agent who comes to earth to track down and bring back twelve alien defectors. […]

YouTube orders comedy pilot from Christina Wayne, ITV Studios US

YouTube Premium has given a pilot order to half-hour comedy It’s A Man’s World, produced by Christina Wayne’s Assembly Entertainment in association with ITV Studios America. The pilot is written by Theresa Rebeck (NYPD Blue) and will be executive produced by Wayne. Jill Greenberg is the co-executive producer. Production will start this autumn. It’s A Man’s […]

ITVS America taps Sonar veteran for operations

ITV Studios America has hired Sonar’s CFO and executive VP of strategy Peter Keramidas as executive VP of operations, strategy and business development. Keramidas will report to Phillippe Maigret, president at ITV Studios America. The exec has held multiple senior positions with leading entertainment companies, as well as running his own consulting practice advising on […]

Korn to feed Hit+Run development slate

US prodco Hit+Run has promoted Noah Korn to lead its development team. Korn will continue to report to Hit+Run founder and executive producer Rob Shaftel in his new role as VP of development. The new post will see Korn working alongside Shaftel to develop narrative-first series and original formats for the broadcast, cable and digital […]

ITV Studios hires USA & ABC execs for scripted

ITV Studios America (ITVSA) has hired USA Networks’ Jed Valdecantos and ABC Studios’ Jim Dietle. Valdecantos has been named VP of scripted TV development, while Dietle become VP of business and legal affairs. ITVSA, the LA-based scripted arm of UK broadcaster ITV’s production wing, ITV Studios, has been building out its team. It recently hired […]

Endemol Shine’s Buchholz heads ITV Studios JV

Endemol Shine Studios’ Russ Buchholz is to lead the new joint venture between ITV Studios America and Circle of Confusion. He has been named executive VP and head of creative affairs at Circle of Confusion Television Studios. Effective immediately, this puts Buchholz in charge of day-to-day operations at the LA-based prodco, which aims to create […]

Red Bull exec creates unscripted prodco

Red Bull Media House exec Brian Lavin has created an unscripted production company, bagging a coproduction deal with Rob Shaftel’s Hit+Run in the process. Bee Media will focus on unscripted programming, and launches with a slate of science- and culture-focused formats. Lavin (right) is known for series such as Red Bull’s The Horn and The […]

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