Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Michelle Buck to leave ITV

ITV Productions drama controller Michele Buck is to leave the company, prompting a restructure of its London drama operations.

Ms Buck is expected to join her former ITV colleague Damien Timmer's new independent production company, Mammoth Screen.

Following her departure, the ITV Productions director, John Whiston, has decided to merge the London drama department with the comedy and drama unit run by Andy Harries.

Mr Whiston will be hiring a new ITV Productions London drama controller to run the merged departments.

Mr Harries will not be renewing his ITV contract when it ends in December and is not expected to continue as head of an in-house production department.
More from Leigh Holmwood in Media Guardian (free registration required).

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