ITV Studios America


ITV absorbs US reality prodco Kingdom Reign

ITV’s US unscripted division has inked a deal with The Real Housewives of Atlanta exec producer Carlos King whose prodco Kingdom Reign will become a label under the ITV America umbrella. King will make docusoaps, lifestyle and reality programming as president of ITV-backed Kingdom Reign. He will report to ITV America chief creative officer Adam Sher […]

The script for ITV Studios America

ITV Studios America wants to be the top indie drama studio in the US. In his first interview since taking charge, Philippe Maigret, the exec charged with making that happen, talks to Stewart Clarke ITV Studios America had three series on the air in 2015 and has 40 projects currently in development, but a year […]

ITV Studios America revs up Little Engine deal

The US arm of ITV Studios has inked a first look deal with Gina Matthews and Grant Scharbo’s Little Engine Productions. ITV Studios America will partner on the prodco’s shows for US nets, with ITV Studios Global Entertainment selling these projects internationally and bringing Little Engine into copros with European partners. Little Engine’s credits include […]

ITV poaches Jerry Bruckheimer exec

The US arm of ITV Studios has hired Michael Azzolino from Jerry Bruckheimer Television. Azzolino will be executive VP, creative affairs, at ITV Studios America and start in his new role next month. He will oversee development at the ITV unit, reporting to Philippe Maigret, president, ITV Studios America, who said: “Michael will bring with […]

Animal Planet taps ex-ITV Studios exec for GM

US cable channel Animal Planet has hired ITV Studios America’s east coast COO as its new general manager. Patrice Andrews succeeds Rick Holzman, who left the Discovery Communications-owned network in November 2015 having held the GM post since 2014. Andrews joins Animal Planet in June, reporting to Rich Ross, group president of Discovery Channel, Animal […]

ITVS America eyes rejig as president exits

ITV Studios America president Orly Adelson has resigned, as ITV Studios US Group prepares to restructure. Adelson joined ITVS America in January 2014 after leaving her role as president of Dick Clark Productions. No official reason was given for her departure after 18 months in the post, but it is understood ITV Studios will not […]

Texas Rises to 4.1 million

US cable net History’s latest epic miniseries, Texas Rising, garnered 4.1 million viewers for its opening episode. The Western comes from Leslie Greif and the team behind Hatfields and McCoys, and failed to mirror its huge numbers after it set cable TV records in 2012 with over 13 million viewers. However, citing Nielsen, History said […]

Epic drama Rising

The story of History’s new historical miniseries, Texas Rising, which debuts this evening on Memorial Day, according to the key players behind its creation Act 1 The patriotic rallying call Commander William B. Travis delivered in an open letter to his fellow Americans on February 24, 1836 sets the scene for US cable channel History’s biggest […]

ITV teams up with Australian Hoodlum

ITV Studios has inked a first-look deal with US prodco Hoodlum. Hoodlum is run by Tracey Robertson and Nathan Mayfield and makes scripted, factual and digital programming. Its drama credits include ABC series Secrets & Lies and a new pilot for NBC, The Strange Calls. The deal, between ITV Studios America and Australian Hoodlum, focuses […]

ITV Studios strikes Efman production deal

The US division of ITV Studios has inked an overall deal with veteran producer Mark Efman. The deal between ITV Studios America and Efman will see the producer develop and produce non-scripted content through his Big Energy Productions banner. Efman’s recent projects include Cedric’s Barber Battle, a reality competition show starring Cedric The Entertainer, which […]