Possessed hires Remarkable & Expectation alum Nick Mather to lead creative

ITV Studios-backed UK producer Possessed has appointed former Remarkable TV and Expectation Entertainment exec Nick Mather as its creative director. Mather, who was previously MD of Remarkable TV and creative director of Expectation, has been behind formats including Pointless, Tenable, Goldenballs, 101 Ways To Leave A Game Show and The Almost Impossible Game Show. The […]

ITV Studios’ Possessed hires Sky & Warner Bros. alums

ITV Studios label Possessed has hired former Sky One director Adam MacDonald as chair and Warner Bros. alum Lesley Davies. MacDonald will become the label’s first chair and work with founder Glenn Hugill to shape the strategic and creative future of the label. He was previously director of Sky One and Sky Living for five […]

ITV links with Talpa for another show

UK broadcaster has greenlit quiz format Five Gold Rings, its latest project with Talpa, the Dutch producer and distributor it acquired last year. ITV and Talpa have been working increasingly closely since the deal, with the broadcaster ordering Talpa shows including The Wishing Tree; Dance, Dance, Dance; and The Voice, which it took from the BBC. […]

Ex-Optomen exec joins ITV Studios prodco

Former Optomen Television production chief Gail Pinkerton has joined ITV Studios-owned UK prodco Possessed. She will be head of production at the fledgling company, which is behind unscripted series such as Pick Me (pictured), Cash Strapped and Spotless, which ITV is piloting for the UK market on Saturday, August 20. Pinkerton is a long-serving Optomen […]