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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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