ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVSGE) has promoted one of its executives to become director of global content.

Julie Meldal-Johnsen will lead ITVSGE’s programme acquisitions, coproductions and content strategy along with managing the distributor’s relationships with producers.

She was most recently senior executive VP of scripted and business development at ITV Studios America and will relocate to the UK for her new role.

Meldal-Johnsen will report to Ruth Berry, who was named MD of ITVSGE in July.

Berry said: “Her experience of the US, from both a creative and business perspective, sets her up brilliantly for this role. As I focus my energy on the next phase of ITVSGE’s strategy, I’m particularly pleased to be passing on the global content baton to Julie.”

Meldal-Johnsen added: “It’s a fascinating time to be working in the global content business and particularly in a role which sits between creative and sales. ITVSGE has a world-leading portfolio of content, created by exceptional producers, both in-house and independents. I’m looking forward to working with them all and rejoining the fantastic ITVSGE team.”

Ronan Hand continues to manage ITVSGE’s unscripted acquisitions, with Kate Barnes managing scripted. Both will report to Meldal-Johnsen when she joins ITVSGE in early January.

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By Expat