ITV Studios

Endemol Shine’s Lisa Perrin moves to head up ITV Studios international production

ITV Studios has appointed Endemol Shine Group’s Creative Networks CEO Lisa Perrin as managing director of its international production business. Perrin reports to Julian Bellamy, managing director of ITVS, and will be part of the senior management team, overseeing the day-to-day running of ITVS’ production labels outside the UK and US, developing business strategy as […]

ITV Studios strikes raft of scripted deals in US

US buyers including Hulu, Acorn TV, PBS Distribution and BritBox North America have acquired a range of scripted content from ITV Studios. Sky comedy Brassic  has been acquired by SVOD service Hulu. Produced by Calamity Films for Sky One and written by Bafta winner Danny Brocklehurst, Brassic aired in the UK in August 2019, with a […]

ITVS-owned The Garden appoints Channel 4 commissioning editor

ITV Studios-owned UK producer The Garden has appointed Channel 4 commissioning editor Nicola Brown as its director of programmes. Brown, who previously worked at The Garden almost a decade ago, takes up her new role in March and will help to expand the company’s slate, which includes Channel 4 shows 24 Hours In A&E and […]

World Productions founder Tony Garrett dies aged 83

World Productions’ founder Tony Garnett has died at the age of 83. Garnett worked on dramas such as Cathy Come Home and Kes for the BBC during his early career, before moving to Hollywood during the 1980s where he was behind films such as Follow That Bird. He launched World Productions in 1990 with the […]

Twofour hires Natalie McArdle from Electric Ray to oversee development

UK-based producer Twofour has bolstered its new senior creative line-up by appointing Electric Ray’s Natalie McArdle as director of development. McArdle has been tasked with driving Twofour and Boomerang’s factual entertainment, formats and blue chip factual programming slate. She joins from Sony-backed prodco Electric Ray, where she spent four years as development lead. Her credits […]

BBC, Amazon order Big Talk comedy from Stephen Merchant, Elgin James

BBC One in the UK and Amazon Studios have linked up on a new six-part comedy from The Office and Lip Sync Battle co-creator Stephen Merchant. The Offenders (working title) is from writer and director Merchant and Elgin James, co-creator of Mayans M.C., and is being produced by ITV Studios-backed Big Talk Productions. Merchant’s prodco […]

ITV Studios backs new drama outfit from ‘A Very English Scandal’ EP

A Very English Scandal exec producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins is setting up a new drama label wholly backed by ITV Studios. The new outfit, which is not yet named but will be based out of ITV Studios’ London HQ, is to focus on high-end returning series for the UK and international market. Treadwell-Collins will serve as […]

MultiStory Media rejigs creative team with promotions for De Moraes, McGough

ITV Studios-backed MultiStory Media has restructured its creative team, with Ana De Moraes promoted to chief creative officer. De Moraes is now leading on the label’s creative strategy, overseeing factual and fact ent shows. She reports into Tim Carter, who recently took on the CEO reins for both MultiStory and Twofour. De Moraes joined MultiStory […]

ITV Studios, Love Island help UK broadcaster fight advertising lull

ITV Studios’ shows including Love Island and Snowpiercer are set to boost the revenues of the UK broadcaster’s production arm by more than 5% this year. ITVS has been ramping up its stakes in production assets over the past five years, with deals for companies including Cattleya in Italy, US-based Tomorrow Studios and Piv Bernth’s […]