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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.

 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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