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ITN Productions ups Ian Rumsey to MD

ITN Productions has promoted Ian Rumsey, formerly the director of television production, to managing director of the UK outfit. Rumsey (pictured) takes up the role today (Sept. 2), and will continue to ...
September 2, 2020

ITN Productions has promoted Ian Rumsey, formerly the director of television production, to managing director of the UK outfit.

Rumsey (pictured) takes up the role today (Sept. 2), and will continue to lead the TV production team.

ITN Productions news and archive teams, headed up by Tami Hoffman, will now report directly to him.

Rumsey joined the company — the production arm of ITV-owned ITN, founded in 2010 — in 2013 as head of topical programs. He then became director of TV production in 2018.

Previously, he worked at ITN as head of output for ITV News and program editor of News at Ten.

ITN Productions creates documentaries, live programs, current affairs and popular factual docs for UK and international broadcasters and streamers including Channel 5, Channel 4, BBC, ITV+, Netflix, Discovery, Vice and Oxygen.

Under Rumsey, the company’s slate of programming — which includes crime, history, travel, royal programs, access and topical debate — has grown significantly with close to 700 hours commissioned so far in 2020. ITN Productions is on track to reach its highest-ever number of broadcast hours.

This year, Rumsey also oversaw the opening of a new regional production office in Leeds.

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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