Kate Maddigan

Renowned Films hires ‘Love Island’ commissioner

London and LA-based Renowned Films has hired former ITV and Channel 4 commissioner Kate Maddigan as head of studios, and promoted chief operating officer Mark Raeburn. Maddigan was most recently head of entertainment at London-based indie Little Gem. At ITV, Maddigan worked on the reboot of Love Island, as well as working on X Factor […]

C4’s Maddigan heads up entertainment for Little Gem

Little Gem has hired Channel 4’s Kate Maddigan as its new head of entertainment. Maddigan, who will take up her role on April 16, was formerly commissioning editor at Channel 4 and worked on the formats team looking after titles including the original and recommission of LEGO Masters for Channel 4, Celebs Go Dating, My […]

ITV greenlights Belgian sport-themed format

UK broadcaster ITV has commissioned a British version of Belgian sporting reality competition format Eternal Glory. The commercial channel will air a six-part series later this year, with Twofour – whom ITV is deep in takeover talks with – attached to produce. This follows a deal with distributor Small World IFT, which sells the format […]

ITV2 to Release the Hounds

UK channel ITV2 has commissioned a new horror gameshow from Sony Pictures Television’s joint venture Gogglebox Entertainment in which contestants are chased by guard dogs in order to win cash. Release the Hounds will see three unsuspecting contestants put through a series of frightening challenges in a deserted forest before attempting to escape with cash […]

Celebrity and charity mix for ITV series

UK broadcaster ITV has commissioned one of its own prodcos to create a new light entertainment series in which celebrities and their children win cash for charity. ITV Studios-owned 12 Yard Productions will produce Big Star’s Little Star for the broadcaster’s flagship terrestrial channel. The family friendly show will see surprising and embarrassing details about […]

ITV conjures up new magic show, ITVS GE to distribute

UK broadcaster ITV2 has commissioned Tricked, a new hidden camera show in which magicians fool celebrities and members of the public. The 6x60mins series will see a mystery magician pulling off tricks and stunts such as surviving a 10-storey fall and restoring a shopper’s chopped up credit card. ITV’s content arm ITV Studios will produce […]