ITV studios America bolsters exec team
April 28, 2022
ITV Studios America has announced executive team promotions for Anuj Goyal being elevated to Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs and Neil Forcadela to Vice President, Production Finance, as well as the hire of Robert Sorkin as Vice President, Business Development and Strategy.
The announcement comes following news of ITV Studios America producing FRANKLIN, starring Michael Douglas for Apple TV+ and continued success for other ITV Studios’ US scripted business with Tomorrow Studios, Work Friends, Bedrock Entertainment and Circle of Confusion Television Studio.
“As our scripted business continues to expand, we are grateful to Anuj and Neil for their stellar work, and to Robert for coming on board and bringing his proven track record and wealth of knowledge to the ITV Studios America team and our label partners. All share in our commitment to champion talent, nurture creativity and empower storytelling that connects television audiences around the world,” said Philippe Maigret, President of ITV Studios America.
Anuj Goyal, who was previously Director, Business and Legal Affairs, is responsible for extensive scripted business and legal affairs activity, including oversight of compliance, litigation, distribution, and deals, from development through to production. Goyal, who has worked with ITV since 2014, transitions to the ITV Studios America team after previous roles with ITV as Business Affairs Executive in the UK and most recently as VP, Business and Legal Affairs for ITV Global Entertainment Americas in Los Angeles.
Neil Forcadela, previously Director of Production Finance, ITV Studios America, joined the company to manage production financing and payroll for ITV Studios’ US scripted series productions after extensive experience as payroll accountant for Funny or Die, Amazon Studios, Pictures In A Row and years working at NBCUniversal Media.
Robert Sorkin, Vice President, Business Development and Strategy, is responsible for developing innovative solutions to create new revenue opportunities, increase awareness and add value to the studio business across its slate of series. The industry veteran has experience working on all aspects of Business Development from idea creation to execution, to day-to-day project management in multiple areas including consumer products, digital media, television, licensing, mobile applications, and more. He enjoys working with strategic partners across all industries globally to inspire innovation, creatively solve problems and increase the overall value of the business along the way.