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Plimsoll Productions appoints Mark Itkin to board

Bristol-headquartered Plimsoll Productions (Hostile Planet, Yellowstone Live) has appointed industry veteran Mark Itkin to its board. Based in Los Angeles and New York, Itkin (pictured) will work closely alongside CEO Grant Mansfield as well ...
October 7, 2020

Bristol-headquartered Plimsoll Productions (Hostile Planet, Yellowstone Live) has appointed industry veteran Mark Itkin to its board.

Based in Los Angeles and New York, Itkin (pictured) will work closely alongside CEO Grant Mansfield as well as LA-based VP of production and development Saul Goldberg.

As Plimsoll continues to expand its presence in the U.S. marketplace, Itkin will advise on a strategy across the group with a focus on creating and packaging non-scripted content.

With 18 series in production around the world, Plimsoll has set up multiple unannounced projects in the U.S. with premium cable networks and streaming platforms.

Itkin spent most of his 30-year career as a leading television packaging agent at William Morris Agency and eventually co-head of television and a member of the board of directors of William Morris Endeavor.

There, he was responsible for packaging varied global formats and series such as The Real World, Project Runway, Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, Deal or No Deal?, Extreme Makeover: Home EditionBig Brother, Fear Factor, People’s Court, The Ricki Lake Show and The Biggest Loser, among others.

Plimsoll’s board also includes non-executive directors Andy Grove and Dewi Huges of private equity firm Lloyd’s Development Capital (LDC), which has a minority stake in the company, as well as chair Paddy Sellers. Executive directors include Mansfield, Christine Owen, Martha Holmes and Jonathan Jackson.

The company most recently acquired Andrea Jackson’s UK-based distribution company Magnify Media.

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