ITV Studios America president Orly Adelson steps down

Almost two years after joining ITV Studios America as president, Orly Adelson (pictured) is stepping down from the role.
July 13, 2015

Almost two years after joining ITV Studios America as president, Orly Adelson is stepping down from the role, realscreen has confirmed.

The exec joined the U.S. production arm of the UK production group ITV Studios in September of 2013, boarding the company from Dick Clark Productions (DCP), where she had served as president, overseeing such properties as So You Think You Can Dance?, The Golden Globe Awards and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.

“ITV Studios America’s continued expansion in both scripted and unscripted coupled with Orly Adelson’s decision to step down as president, provides us with the opportunity to restructure the business to better reflect our growth and ambitions for the future,” reads a statement from ITV Studios shared with realscreen. “We would like to wish Orly the very best as she moves on with her plans in live, reality television and scripted production.”

As president of ITV Studios America, Adelson oversaw all aspects of the company’s operations, and her programming oversight encompassed the company’s slate of scripted and unscripted series, including Hell’s Kitchen and The First 48.

Adelson most recently oversaw the U.S. adaptation of ITV Studios’ format Saturday Night Takeaway for NBC.

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