People/Biz

ITN Productions expands international unit

London-headquartered production studio ITN Productions has bolstered its international unit with the appointment of television industry veterans Sarah-Jane Cohen and Bruce Kennedy. Cohen (pictured) will join ITN Productions, the in-house production business ...
March 21, 2019

London-headquartered production studio ITN Productions has bolstered its international unit with the appointment of television industry veterans Sarah-Jane Cohen and Bruce Kennedy.

Cohen (pictured) will join ITN Productions, the in-house production business of ITN, as an executive producer, working across the company’s development slate. Based out of the studio’s London offices, she will work closely alongside Ian Russell, head of international programs, and development executive Denise Castelli.

Cohen has previously served as an executive producer for a variety of production outfits in New York and the UK, including ITV Studios, World of Wonder, Fork Films, BBC, JV Productions, Cineflix and Jane Street Entertainment. Her producer credits include Sell it Like Serhant, Tabatha’s Salon Takeover, Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style, Watchdog, Newsnight and Crimewatch UK.

Kennedy, meanwhile, will be based in New York and oversee development for ITN Productions for the East Coast.

The Emmy Award-winning showrunner and writer has previously worked with a variety of American broadcasters, including National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery, NBC, Sundance Channel and Oxygen, among others.

“ITN Productions International team is building an enviable reputation for documentaries with programs like Drug Lords for Netflix and Thai Cave Rescue for Discovery Channel,” said Russell in a statement. “Having Sarah-Jane in our UK office and working with Bruce on projects in the U.S. will help to take us to the next level.”

The appointments follow ITN Productions’ recent announcements of BBC Studios’ Georgina Madley joining as the new head of development and Grace Dean being promoted to head of short form.

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.

Menu

Search