Maria Kryiacou

ITV Studios champions future of flexible backing for producers

ITV Studios is positioning itself as a flexible partner to international producers against a competitive backdrop of exclusive talent deals on offer from SVODs and studios. Maria Kyriacou, president of international for ITV Studios, has championed the super-indie’s range of deal structures that allow its production partners to “share in the upside” of hit shows […]

ITV Studios hands Beale expanded role

ITV Studios (ITVS) has upped Mike Beale to managing director, Nordics and its global creative network. The newly created post will see the formats-focused exec overseeing ITVS businesses across the Nordic region. These comprise ITV Studios Sweden, ITV Studios Denmark, ITV Studios Finland, ITV Studios Norway and Danish prodco United. The MDs of these companies […]

ITVS sales arm names new MD

Ruth Clarke has been named managing director of ITV Studios Global Entertainment. She was previously executive VP, global content strategy and investment at ITV Studios’ sales arm after landing a promotion last year, as first reported by TBI. The former Shine International senior VP will report to ITVS’s international president, Maria Kyriacou, and oversee global […]

ITV Studios ups Clarke to key content post

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has promoted Ruth Clarke to a new role focusing on content strategy and investment, TBI has learned. Clarke (pictured) joined ITVSGE from Shine Group’s international arm in 2012 as director of acquisitions and coproductions, and rose through the ranks to become executive VP. She has now been named EVP, content strategy […]