Angela Jain has been named ITV Studios’ first Director of Unscripted in the UK.
ITV Studios says the newly created role reflects the growth of its unscripted content over the past five years, which now houses 11 non scripted labels. Between them, the labels are responsible for the creation and production of a number of successful global formats, including Love Island, The Chase, I’m A Celebrity…..Get Me Out Of Here!, The Cabins and Come Dine with Me, as well as new and upcoming shows including Walk The Line, Sitting on a Fortune and Moneyball.
In this new role, Rain will have overall P&L responsibility for the UK unscripted group, with the MDs of the 11 unscripted UK labels reporting directly to her. She will work with each label and also the wider studios leadership team to support the continued growth and development of the UK unscripted business.
Currently Managing Director Lifted Entertainment Angela takes up the role in January 2022 and will oversee some of the UK’s biggest unscripted labels including Potato, Possessed, Rollercoaster Television, Boom, Multistory Media, Twofour, 12 Yard Productions, The Garden, So Television, Lifted Entertainment and Oxford Scientific Films.
Rain will report directly to Julian Bellamy, Managing Director ITV Studios and joins the UK Management Team. All the scripted labels within the UK business and ITV Studios Daytime continue to report directly to Julian, as the overall MD of the UK. Angela’s successor will be named in due course.
Bellamy, Managing Director, ITV Studios said: “ITV Studios houses some of the best unscripted programme makers in the world and this genre is all set to continue to grow. Angela’s vast amount of experience, leadership qualities and knowledge make her the perfect person to be named as our first Director of Unscripted in the UK.”
Jain added: “I am thrilled to be leading such a talented group of labels, producing some of the most-watched and loved shows on British television. I am looking forward to working more closely with the UK Studios Management Team and Julian to maximise every opportunity. Even though I’m not going far, I do leave behind an incredible, kind and hardworking team at Lifted Entertainment. We have had the best of times and some difficult times too, but I will remember my time at Lifted Entertainment with great fondness because it was so creatively rewarding, interesting and fun”