PLACEMENT | James Shaw, ITV Studios

ITV Studios

Kicking off the new year, Lumina is pleased to announce the placement of James Shaw at ITV Studios after a successful search. Shaw joined ITV Studios in December 2018 to drive forward the company’s ambitious growth plans by identifying new opportunities and business planning across International Studios and Global Entertainment.

In recent years, ITV Studios has successfully executed expansion plans into Europe and the US to strengthen its position as a global leader of TV content. ITV Studios Global Entertainment is the TV distribution arm of the UK broadcaster and currently has a library of over 40,000 hours of TV and film, including some of the world’s most popular dramas and format programming. At ITV Studios, Shaw will be responsible for analysing, negotiating and delivering on various International projects.

Shaw joins ITV Studios having served as Strategy Director at Discovery since 2011, where he was a key member of the company’s $1.2bn successful bid for Olympic Games broadcast rights, plus provided strategic oversight on the company’s international business. Prior to working at Discovery, Shaw began his career at strategy consultancy Marakon. He worked on multiple projects for various blue-chip businesses across the globe and within a range of industries including FMCG, Financial Services and Telecommunications.

We would like to extend our congratulations to James and wish him best of luck in his new role.

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James Shaw