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Royd Chung named VP of production at ITVS

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 ...
June 10, 2019

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.

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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