Paul Buccieri (pictured) has been promoted to MD of ITV Studios International, a newly created role in which he will develop and oversee the global producer’s international strategy, with responsibility for growing international production and exploiting its brands.
He will report to Kevin Lygo, MD of ITV Studios, and oversee all of the firm’s international production companies, as well as ITV Studios Global Entertainment (GE) – the UK broadcaster’s distribution and consumer products business.
Buccieri will continue to have overall responsibility for ITV Studios America, where he has been president and CEO for the last four years.
Lygo said of Buccieri: “He has vast experience in both production and commissioning and has been responsible for some of our most successful international shows. He starts this new role with a raft of ideas and energy to guide the international business into its next stage of growth.”
Buccieri added: “We already have a great deal of international expertise in ITV Studios and ITVS GE; our focus is to expand the business by leveraging that expertise and our international footprint to build on our portfolio of global hits, both in scripted and non-scripted.”
Since joining ITV Studios in 2007, Buccieri has overseen a production slate which includes Hell’s Kitchen USA, Steven Seagal: Lawman, Buried Treasure, Nanny 911, Kitchen Nightmares, Four Weddings and Celebrity Fit Club.
Before arriving at the company, he was president of programming, production and development for Fox’s Twentieth Television division.