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Siobhan Greene to depart ITV, start new prodco

Siobhan Greene is stepping down from her role as head of entertainment commissioning at British broadcaster ITV to found her own prodco. Greene (pictured) previously left ITV in 2003 to start ...
June 4, 2019

Siobhan Greene is stepping down from her role as head of entertainment commissioning at British broadcaster ITV to found her own prodco.

Greene (pictured) previously left ITV in 2003 to start the indie prodco Syco Television with Simon Cowell, where she co-created and executive produced The X Factor from 2004, and Britain’s Got Talent from 2007.

She returned to ITV in 2012 as director of entertainment for ITV Studios. She was promoted to head of entertainment commissioning for ITV in 2016.

Greene will depart in September. She will continue to oversee continuing entertainment formats and announced commissions until then, and she will be an EP on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway in 2020, a series she co-created at ITV.

“These past seven years at ITV, as both director of entertainment for ITV Studios, and head of entertainment commissioning for the network, have brought me some of the happiest and most creative memories of my life,” said Greene in a statement.

“Shu is a great talent and she will be missed by everyone in our team. Nobody personifies ITV’s entertainment output more perfectly than Shu, and she has been a joy and an inspiration to work with for the last seven years,” added Kevin Lygo, ITV director of television. “We wish her all the very best for her future ventures.”

Meanwhile, Katie Rawcliffe, currently creative director of ITV Studios Entertainment, has been appointed to succeed Greene in September.

Regarding Rawcliffe, Lygo said: “She has been instrumental in landing The Voice UK and the revamped Dancing on Ice on ITV, as creative director and executive producer on both shows, as well as many other entertainment shows besides, and we are excited she will be joining us in September.”

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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