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ITV America signs Scout Productions to exclusive development deal
Realscreenby: Selina Chignall
ITV America has signed film and television prodco Scout Productions to an exclusive production deal that will see a range of content created under the ITV America banner.
Under the new deal, David Collins (pictured) and Michael Williams, the founders of Scout Productions, will create and produce series across a variety of genres, including reality, lifestyle, docuseries and competition shows, among others.
Among Collins and Williams’ creative credits is Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, which debuted on Bravo in 2003. The two executives, along with Scout Production’s chief creative officer Rob Eric, are currently executive-producing a new Queer Eye series in association with ITV Entertainment, with ITVE president David Eilenberg also serving as executive producer.
“This deal with Scout Productions furthers our goal at ITV America of building a bench of creatives who are supported by the resources of ITV and encouraged to do what they do best. We’re delighted and honored to work alongside the entire Scout Productions team as they continue to push programming boundaries,” said ITV America chief creative officer Adam Sher and ITV America president David George in a joint statement.
The deal was negotiated by Edward Simpson, EVP, business development & international at ITV America with Scout Productions repped by WME.
Eric will continue to serve as CCO and EP for Scout Productions.