ITV Studios America

ITVS America options trio of Roselle Lim rom-com novels

ITV Studios America, the US scripted arm of ITV Studios, has optioned the adaptation rights to three romantic-comedy novels from Canadian author Roselle Lim. The books, including Natalie Tan’s Book Of Luck And Fortune, Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop and Sophie Go’s Lonely Hearts Club explore the Chinese-American experience through stories of romance, complex family relationships, and […]

ITV Studios America promotes exec to SVP of production

ITV Studios (ITVS) America has promoted Joey Kern to SVP of production. Kern joined the company in 2019 to work across series production and assist communication between productions and the studio and network. He previously served in production management roles at IFC and VH1. ITVS America has also hired Showtime Networks exec Dave Macesich as […]

ITVS America rejigs with Gaumont alum hire & promotions

Franklin producer ITV Studios America has rejigged its senior team and hired former Gaumont exec for business development. Robert Sorkin has been named VP of business development & strategy, responsible for creating new revenue opportunities, increasing awareness and adding value to the studio business across its slate of series. He was previously at the US […]

ITV Studios America promotes Joey Kern to VP of production

ITV Studios America (ITVSA) has promoted Joey Kern and Kimberly Rosenblum to new roles at the scripted-focused company. Joey Kern becomes VP of production and Kimberly Rosenblum has been named VP of business affairs at ITVS America, which is led by Philippe Maigret. Both Kern and Rosenblum were previously directors, with Kern now reporting to Dwayne Shattuck […]

ITV Studios teams with Peter Landesman for Mafia drama

ITV Studios America has teamed up with writer, director and producer Peter Landesman for a drama series based on the true story of one of Italy’s top Mafia prosecutors. Described as an “epic tale of justice and retribution”, Mephisto follows the story of a driven female prosecutor in the southern Italian states of Calabria and […]

News round-up: ITVS expands US drama labels; Sky Italia snags Banijay’s ‘Pechino Express’; eOne outlines civil rights docuseries

Sky Italia travels with Pechino Express Sky Italia has struck a deal with Banijay Italia for future seasons of Pechino Express (Pekin Express), the local version of the Belgian-Dutch original format owned and licensed by 4MAT4. The format revolves around celebrity couples who must travel for thousands of kilometres in territories that are both geographically […]

Thinkfactory pins down Big Show for WWE-backed reality series

ITV Studios America-backed Thinkfactory Media is linking up with the studio arm of wrestling organisation WWE to produce a new reality series starring Paul Wight (aka The Big Show). Big Show Vs. The World: A Giant Abroad (working title) will follow the wrestler as he recollects his experiences as he travels to locations that he […]

Amazon, Circle of Confusion to develop drama based on graphic novel

Circle of Confusion Television Studios, a joint venture between Circle of Confusion and ITV Studios America, will co-develop a one-hour drama with Amazon, based on Image Comics’ graphic novel Six. Named Thirteen, the sci-fi thriller will be about a cold-blooded alien agent who comes to earth to track down and bring back twelve alien defectors. […]

YouTube orders comedy pilot from Christina Wayne, ITV Studios US

YouTube Premium has given a pilot order to half-hour comedy It’s A Man’s World, produced by Christina Wayne’s Assembly Entertainment in association with ITV Studios America. The pilot is written by Theresa Rebeck (NYPD Blue) and will be executive produced by Wayne. Jill Greenberg is the co-executive producer. Production will start this autumn. It’s A Man’s […]

ITVS America taps Sonar veteran for operations

ITV Studios America has hired Sonar’s CFO and executive VP of strategy Peter Keramidas as executive VP of operations, strategy and business development. Keramidas will report to Phillippe Maigret, president at ITV Studios America. The exec has held multiple senior positions with leading entertainment companies, as well as running his own consulting practice advising on […]

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