Julian Bellamy

Lygo to replace Fincham at ITV

Kevin Lygo is to become UK broadcaster ITV’s director of televison after current incumbent Peter Fincham decided to step down. Lygo (left) takes on the post after five years at ITV’s production division, ITV Studios, with Fincham (below, right) potentially returning to the indie sector. ITV Studios UK managing director Julian Bellamy (below, left) will […]

Objective chiefs launch ITV Studios prodco

Objective Productions foursome Andrew O’Connor, Paul Sandler, Matt Crook and Adam Adler are leaving the All3Media-owned prodco to launch an entertainment company with ITV Studios. They are creating Cats on the Roof Media, which will be an umbrella brand comprising three subsidiary prodcos that sits within the production wing of UK broadcaster ITV. Objective co-founder […]

ITV buys Poldark prodco

ITV has acquired Mammoth Screen, the UK drama prodco behind Poldark, for an undisclosed sum and cofounder Michele Buck is exiting the business. UK broadcaster ITV already owned a chunk of Mammoth Screen after paying £1 million (US$1.5 million) for a 25% stake back in 2007. ITV Studios Global Entertainment already distributed Mammoth programming in […]

Discovery poaches ABC exec as CCO

Discovery Communications has recruited Phil Craig as chief creative officer. Craig’s appointment comes after chief content officer, Luis Silberwasser left Discovery – later joining Telemundo as president – and creative director and head of commissioning Julian Bellamy exited the factual channel operator for ITV. However, the chief creative officer title is a new one at […]

ITV recruits Julian Bellamy

ITV has poached Julian Bellamy from Discovery and he will replace the outgoing Denise O’Donoghue as managing director of its content unit ITV Studios. Bellamy is currently creative director and head of commissioning at Discovery Networks International and has been instrumental in the factual channel operators original programming drive. At ITV he will succeed Denise […]

Discovery appoints Foley original content boss

Factual channel operator Discovery has appointed Charlie Foley executive VP of its freshly-minted Original Content Group. Discovery has pushed heavily into original content and the new group will sit alongside the international programming division run by Luis Silberwasser and Julian Bellamy. Discovery told TBI that the new division will develop select projects and Silberwasser’s unit […]

Discovery orders bizarre bodies series for intn’l nets

Discovery’s international division has ordered a six-part series about people living with bizarre medical conditions from Zig Zag and Barcroft Productions. The 6x60mins show, Body Bizarre, was greeenlit by Discovery Networks International’s creative director, Julian Bellamy. It will air on Discovery channels around the world in the second quarter. Cases covered in the series include […]