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Stephenson launches scripted label within ITV Studios

Ben Stephenson, the drama producer and TV executive, is to launch a new transatlantic scripted label within ITV Studios. Stephenson’s label will be based in London and Los Angeles and will focus on premium drama. Since 2015 Stephenson has been Head of Television at J.J. Abrams’ television and film production company Bad Robot Productions in […]

July 12, 2022

Tomorrow Studios to adapt I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness

Tomorrow Studios, an ITV Studios partnership, has announced plans to adapt celebrated novel, I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness, written by Claire Vaye, for television. Emmy Award-winning director Stephanie Laing (Physical, Made for Love) will reteam with Tomorrow Studios (Physical, Snowpiercer), and with acclaimed screenwriter and author Alissa Nutting (Made for Love, Teenage Euthanasia) […]

June 20, 2022

I’m A Celebrity… for Mexico, Canada

ITV Studios’ hit format I am A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! has been commissioned for the first time in Mexico and French Canada, bringing the number of territories to have commissioned the format to 16. In Mexico the show is currently airing on Azteca produced by Acun, while Canada’s Quebecor Content has commissioned a […]

June 16, 2022

ITV acquires Plimsoll Productions

ITV has agreed to acquire a majority interest of 79.5 per cent in Plimsoll Productions, an independent producer of natural history and factual programming, for a cash consideration of approximately £103.5 million (€120.2m), valuing Plimsoll at an Enterprise Value of £131 million. Founded in Bristol in 2013, the producer is behind series including Tiny World […]

June 14, 2022

ITV studios America bolsters exec team

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 […]

April 28, 2022

ITV Studios appoints van Weede as Sales Director

ITV Studios has announced the appointment of Charlotte van Weede as Sales Director of its Global Entertainment business with immediate effect. Reporting directly to Arjan Pomper, Managing Director Global Entertainment, van Weede will oversee the day to day running of the format sales division with its catalogue of 285 unique formats. This include popular titles […]

April 26, 2022

The Voice highlightson Avakin Life

Avakin Life, the mobile metaverse created by British metaverse games developer and publisher Lockwood Publishing, will this week showcase the top highlights from its one-of-a-kind partnership with ITV hit show The Voice. The month-long ‘The Voice of Avakin’ partnership event, which took place at the end of 2021, welcomed almost 2million singers from around the […]

April 5, 2022

Potato and Possessed score recommissions for Moneyball and Sitting on a Fortune

Award-winning ITV Studios label Potato, producers of The Chase, Beat The Chasers and Ninja Warrior UK, and fellow ITV label Possessed, announce series recommissions for two of their co-produced hit game shows, Moneyball and Sitting on a Fortune. Both entertainment formats have been confirmed for a second series. Hosted by football legend Ian Wright, Moneyball […]

March 28, 2022

The Film and TV Charity launching The Whole Picture Toolkit

The Film and TV Charity is launching The Whole Picture Toolkit: For Mentally Healthy Productions as part of the next phase of its 12-month behaviour change campaign to redefine working culture in the film and TV industry. To celebrate the launch, the charity has brought together a coalition of industry changemakers – leaders and individuals who worked […]

March 15, 2022

ITV revenue up but ITVX sees shares fall

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has reported a strong 2021 with record revenues and revealed an acceleration of its digital strategy which will see the launch in Q4 of ITVX, which it says is the first integrated AVoD/SVoD platform in the UK. But despite the revenue record, softer forecasts and the looming costs of the streaming […]

March 3, 2022By Colin Mann