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ITV America is the largest independent non-scripted producer in the US. It includes ITV Entertainment, the flagship production arm of ITV Studios in the US, and the acquired top production companies of Gurney Productions, High Noon Entertainment, Thinkfactory Media, DIGA and Leftfield Entertainment.ITV America
ITV Entertainment is a leading producer of non-scripted content in the US. It is behind some of the biggest and most successful brands on American television. ITV Entertainment is a major force in acquiring, developing and producing non-scripted programming for US networks across a wide range of genres.ITV Entertainment
ITV Studios America is the U.S.-based independent scripted TV studio operation of ITV America. The studio develops and produces scripted TV programming for global distribution.ITV Studios America
Kenton Allen is CEO of Big Talk Productions. He is a multi award- winning producer who holds the record for the most individual awards for the Situation Comedy in the history of BAFTA, with wins for “Rev.”, “The Royle Family” and “Him & Her”. Other notable credits include the Oscar-winning film “Six Shooter”, the comedy series “Free Agents” (US series), “A Young Doctor’s Notebook”, “Friday Night Dinner”, “The Job Lot”, “Give Out Girls“, “Mr Sloane“ and drama series “The Town” and “Youngers.” Kenton has led the dynamic growth of Big Talk Productions over the past 6 years, including BBCW’s investment in Big Talk in 2008, culminating in the sale of Big Talk to ITV Studios in 2013. Kenton is Executive Producer across a variety of Big Talk shows including the major BBC1 drama series “Our Zoo”. He is leading the company’s growth into internationally co-produced drama and all activity in North America, where Big Talk has a number of original and changed format comedy and drama projects in development with the major US cable and broadcast networks.
Matthew Justice is Managing Director of Big Talk, and executive producer of multiple award-winning motion pictures and television series, including the films “Attack the Block”, “Sightseers”, “Cuban Fury”, “In Fear” and “Man Up” and the TV series, “Free Agents” (US and UK series), “Rev“, “Him & Her”, “The Town”, “A Young Doctor’s Notebook”, “The Job Lot”, “Mr Sloane”, “Give Out Girls” and “Our Zoo”. He has overseen the re-structuring of Big Talk over the past 8 years, including BBCW’s investment in Big Talk in 2008 and the sale of Big Talk to ITV Studios in 2013. Prior to Big Talk, Matthew ran his own production label, Lunar Films, through which he produced David Mackenzie’s Berlin Silver Bear-winning “Hallam Foe”, Cedric Klapisch’s multiple César-winning “The Russian Dolls” and Raul Ruiz’s “Klimt”. After starting his career at The Moving Picture Company, Matthew produced Michel Gondry’s award-winning commercials for Levis and Smirnoff. He also worked as Stephen Norrington’s producing partner on “Blade”, “The Last Minute” and “Death Machine”. Matthew is a Governor of the British Film Institute.
Nira Park founded Big Talk in 1995. She is best known for her collaborations with Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, having produced both series of award-winning comedy series ‘Spaced’. For television, she also produced all three series of the double BAFTA award-winning sitcom ‘Black Books’. Nira produced ‘Shaun of the Dead’, the first installment of Wright’s iconic Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy starring Pegg and Frost. This was followed by 2007 hit ‘Hot Fuzz’ and 2013’s critically acclaimed ‘The World’s End’. The three films combined have amassed a box office of over $150 million. Outside of the Cornetto Trilogy, her relationship with Wright, Pegg and Frost has seen a further three films released internationally: ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. The World’ in 2010; the Working Title/Universal film ‘Paul’ in 2011; and ‘Cuban Fury’ in 2014. Nira continues to champion emerging as well as established talent, having produced Joe Cornish’s 2011 debut feature ‘Attack the Block’, Ben Wheatley’s 2012 black-comedy ‘Sightseers’, and Jeremy Lovering’s psychological horror ‘In Fear’. She has also just completed romantic comedy ‘Man Up’ starring Simon Pegg and Lake Bell which will be released in spring 2015. Currently, Nira is producing Sacha Baron Cohen’s new action-comedy ‘Grimsby’, directed by Louis Leterrier for Sony, Joe Cornish’s second feature ‘Section 6’ for Universal, and Edgar Wright’s latest movie ‘Baby Driver’.