ITV Studios signs non-scripted overall deal with Justin Killion
Michelle Clancy | 17-12-2013
ITV Studios America has entered into a non-scripted overall, first-look scripted deal with Justin Killion to create, develop and exec produce television programming.
Under the deal, Tim Urian will join Killion as a development executive.
"Justin has a terrific, well-deserved reputation for creating engaging content, and together he and Tim are a great team who really understand successful storytelling," said Bruce Robertson, senior vice president of creative strategy of ITV Studios America. "We are excited to have them join us. They will bring a new perspective and energy to ITV Studios America as we continue to expand our development slate. "
Most recently senior vice president of development at Original Productions, Killion has created, developed and sold hundreds of hours of non-scripted television to multiple networks, including the long-running Storage Wars franchise, and set up more than a dozen scripted projects. He was previously a literary manager at Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment where he represented some of Hollywood's hottest young writers and landed six of them on the blacklist in its first three years.
"Words cannot express the excitement that both Tim and I feel with respect to partnering with ITV Studios America," Killion said. "They have an excellent reputation and make incredible content. I couldn't imagine a better company to be in business with."