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ITV America inks exclusive deal with Sharlene Martin

ITV America has secured an exclusive overall deal with literary manager-producer Sharlene Martin and her Martin Literary & Media Management. Under the deal, ITV America will develop unscripted projects based on the ...
November 1, 2017

ITV America has secured an exclusive overall deal with literary manager-producer Sharlene Martin and her Martin Literary & Media Management.

Under the deal, ITV America will develop unscripted projects based on the literary works of Martin’s clients, including New York Times best selling authors Anthony Flacco, Shanna Hogan and Andy Caldwell. Caldwell’s Room 1203: O.J. Simpson’s Las Vegas Conviction served as the basis for ITV America and Martin’s collaboration O.J.: Guilty in Vegas, produced by Outpost Entertainment.

Martin Literary & Media Management was launched in 2003 and has gone on to partner with with such major publishers as Random House, Harper Collins, St. Martin’s Press, Simon and Schuster.

Martin’s unscripted credits, meanwhile, include Investigation Discovery’s Deadly Sins as co-creator and producer, and has produced numerous other specials based on her clients’ books.

ITV America’s executive VP business development and international Edward Simpson brokered the deal with Martin.

“Sharlene represents some of the leading authors of our time whose thrilling stories of real life events remind us why the crime genre continues to fascinate readers and audiences alike,” said Simpson in a statement. “It’s our pleasure to partner with her to bring a broad range of compelling events and characters to multiple platforms in the unscripted arena.”

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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