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Exclusive: ITV Studios America bolsters development team

Hildie Katibah (left) has been appointed as director of development in the company's West Coast office, while Noah Korn (right) has been upped to that position for the East Coast.
April 1, 2015

ITV Studios America has pumped up its development team with a new hire and a promotion.

Hildie Katibah, one of the original producers of Discovery Channel’s Monster Garage and an exec producer with Jesse James’s Payupsucker Productions, has been appointed as director of development for ITV Studios America’s West Coast office.

Meanwhile, Noah Korn, who joined the company as development coordinator in 2012, has been upped to director of development for the East Coast office. Development credits include Animal Planet’s Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters.

Both will report to Bruce Robertson, EVP of creative strategy for the company, and are tasked with creating and pitching non-scripted projects across a range of genres to cable and broadcast nets.

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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