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ITV Studios GE names director of acquisitions and copros

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has hired Shine International's senior VP and head of EMEA Ruth Clarke to be its new director of acquisitions and coproductions.
May 14, 2012

ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has hired Shine International’s senior VP and head of EMEA Ruth Clarke to be its new director of acquisitions and coproductions.

Reporting to Maria Kyriacou, MD of ITVS GE, Clarke will be responsible for overseeing ITVS GE’s acquisition and coproduction strategy, contributing to international growth through partnerships with ITV Studios and external producers worldwide.

In a statement, Kyriacou said: “Identifying coproduction opportunities and securing world-class programming are core aspects of our strategy. Ruth’s vast experience in the international content business and expertise in maximizing value for producers will prove invaluable as we continue to grow the business.”

Prior to joining Shine International, Clarke served as head of branded services for digital media distribution for EMEA at The Walt Disney Company.

 

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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