Paul Reaney Named Vice President of Development for ITV Studios America
Sherman Oaks, Calif., June 14, 2011 - ITV Studios America is expanding with the addition of seasoned television development executive Paul Reaney to the position of Vice President of Development, it was announced today by Bruce Robertson, ITV Studios America's Senior Vice President, Creative Strategy. Reaney will be based out of ITV Studios America's Los Angeles headquarters and will be involved in developing new programming for the U.S. broadcast and cable networks.
"Paul is an ideal new addition to our team, as we continue to grow in the scripted, nonscripted and first run syndication arenas," Robertson said. "With the pick-ups of two network series, 'Prime Suspect' (NBC) and 'Buried Treasure' (Fox) and with 'America Now' becoming a daily strip series, Paul's talents will allow us to capitalize on our strengths and continue with our rapid growth."
Paul Buccieri, ITV Studios America's CEO and President added "Paul's experience developing successful programming, and his strong background as a producer, will help us achieve our long term goal, to be a viable player in all aspects of U.S. television programming."
"I am delighted to be joining the ITV Studios America team," Reaney said. "I'm coming on board on the heels of a very exciting time with the announcements of Prime Suspect and Buried Treasure. It will be refreshing to be a part of this dynamic team and I'm confident that my background will enable us to grow in all facets of the business."
Reaney was most recently Vice President, Development for FremantleMedia where he developed series including "Down Fall" (ABC), "Rock The Cradle" (MTV) and "Thank God You're Here" (NBC). Prior to that he was a Senior Producer/Reporter for the BBC and held producing positions at Mentorn, Cineflix and Five UK.
About ITV Studios America:
ITV STUDIOS, America the U.S. based production entity of ITV STUDIOS in the U.K. it is one of the largest international producers for the U.S. market and a major force in acquiring, developing and producing reality and scripted programming for US networks. ITV STUDIOS AMERICA has a slate of formats in production with major networks and syndicators, including Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, Buried Treasure, First 48, After the First 48, Steven Seagal -Lawman, Four Weddings, America Now and The Jeremy Kyle Show. ITV STUDIOS is a world leader in television production and distribution, with international production centers in the UK, Germany and Australia as well as America and programs distributed to over 155 territories worldwide.