U.S. documentary funding body ITVS has named Royd Chung vice president of production.
Chung (pictured) will helm active co-productions, including the 2019/2020 season of Independent Lens for American pubcaster PBS. Additionally, he will oversee cross-platform business development and content management spanning all audience destinations.
He will participate on ITVS’s content strategy and senior leadership teams, which build strategies supporting independent filmmakers across platforms.
Chung was most recently executive director of TV and video at New York-based international media company OZY Media, and he has over 20 years of television and digital video experience. His previous credits include PBS’ Breaking Big and Take On America, Netflix’s Girls Incarcerated, MTV’s True Life, A&E’s Biography, and TLC’s Trading Spaces and Miami Ink.
His appointment takes effect today (June 10), and he will report to Jim Sommers, SVP of content.
“Royd’s wealth of production experience in both commercial and public media, and his leadership in cross-platform content strategies and distribution will help support our filmmakers and shape ITVS’ future,” said Sommers, in a statement.
“In these pivotal, often divisive times, ITVS’ commitment to inclusion and impact in filmmaking is more vital than ever. I’m honored to join its first-class team in giving a voice to underrepresented communities and storytellers,” added Chung.
Meanwhile, Keri Archer Brown has been named director of content and initiative of ITVS.
She will oversee company-wide funding initiatives and report to Noland Walker, VP of content.
Brown’s 15-year career includes positions at Discovery Communications, ITV, and Sirens Media.