Formation of the Group consolidates ITV’s crop of acquired companies under one team, and expands Buccieri’s role at ITV.
The strategic leadership team will also include Julie Meldal-Johnsen, exec veep of operations, who joins the team from ITV Studios’ international arm; Ivan Garel-Jones, exec veep of biz affairs, who joins from ITV Studios America; and Oliver De La Hoz, exec v.p. of finance, who joins ITV from PriceWaterhouse Coopers this month.
“Under Paul’s leadership we have continued to make great progress in building a strong international content business, an important part of ITV’s Transformation Plan,” said Kevin Lygo, managing director of ITV Studios. “The creation of this new Leadership Team will further underpin the momentum Paul has built as we continue to drive forward the expansion of the ITV Studios US Group.”
Disturbing footage has emerged of a “Big Brother” Spain contestant being confronted by producers with video of herself allegedly being sexually assaulted by another housemate on the reality show – and then being told not to talk about it with her fellow contestants. Carlota Prado was brought into the “Big Brother” house’s “diary room,” where [...]
Hulu’s new comedy “Dollface” stars Kat Dennings as Jules, a woman jumping back into friendships after breaking up with her boyfriend. Production designer Susie Mancini and prop master Sarah Snyder were tasked with balancing the grounded elements of the show with the satirical and fantastical moments that also exist within the series’ world. Woom, the [...]
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The Congressional Black Caucus and an owner of cable’s Africa Channel have turned up the pressure on Comcast, blasting the cable giant for its business practices and legal strategy in fighting Byron Allen’s racial discrimination lawsuit. Paula Madison, an owner of The Africa Channel (TAC), issued a lengthy statement criticizing Comcast for what she characterized [...]
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(SPOILER ALERT: Do not read on if you have not watched the first three episodes of Disney Plus’ “Star Wars” spinoff series “The Mandalorian.”) Well, that was epic. Episode 3 of “The Mandalorian” ended in a massive shootout, with Pedro Pascal’s character escaping by the skin of his teeth, thanks to more than a little [...]
“Grey’s Anatomy” was the highest rated non-football show on Thursday night, while its nearest competitor, “Young Sheldon,” was down week-to-week. The ABC drama was even at a 1.3 rating and around 6.4 million total viewers. “A Million Little Things” followed it up with a 0.8, and “How to Get Away with Murder” scored a 0.4. [...]