Log in
Show password
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
New member
Sign up for FREE
New customer
Discover our services
Dynamic quotes 
  1. Homepage
  2. Equities
  3. United Kingdom
  4. London Stock Exchange
  5. ITV plc
  6. News
  7. Summary
    ITV   GB0033986497


SummaryMost relevantAll NewsAnalyst Reco.Other languagesPress ReleasesOfficial PublicationsSector newsMarketScreener Strategies

ITV : David P. Davis to launch new scripted label 5 Acts Productions with ITV Studios

11/18/2021 | 05:52am EST

Executive producer of critically-acclaimed HBO and BBC drama, Industry, David P. Davis to launch new scripted label 5 Acts Productions with ITV Studios

  • 5 Acts Productions becomes first label to launch with Patrick Spence's Studio

18th November 2021 - ITV Studios today announces that David P. Davis, executive producer of the critically-acclaimed HBO and BBC drama, Industry, is joining the Group to launch 5 Acts Productions, the first label under the umbrella of Patrick Spence's scripted Studio.

Based in Cardiff, 5 Acts Productions will be led by Davis as Creative Director and will focus on producing diverse drama for the domestic and international markets. 5 Acts Productions becomes the first label to be established within Spence's Studio which, as well as Spence developing and producing his own premium drama, was also set up to attract new talent to make their home there.

Davis joins from Bad Wolf where, in addition to Industry, he worked across the development of an array of projects for a mix of domestic and international broadcasters. Prior to Bad Wolf, he worked for Left Bank on the Sony, Amazon & Channel 4 Philip K. Dick drama, Electric Dreams, working with some of the finest writers and directors in the UK today including Jack Thorne, David Farr, Toni Grisoni, Matthew Graham, Julian Jarrold and Marc Munden.

Previously he worked on series 8 and 9 of Steven Moffat's Doctor Who, where he was part of the script team that launched Peter Capaldi's Doctor, working with writers including Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Toby Whithouse, Jamie Mathieson, Cath Tregenna, Peter Harness and Mark Gatiss, and directors such as Douglas Mackinnon, Rachel Talalay, Paul Wilmshurst and Ben Wheatley, having started his career in the BBC's Continuing Drama department, working across both Holby City and Casualty.

Davis said: "I'm thrilled to be joining ITV Studios to launch 5 Acts Productions. From the moment I started discussions with Patrick and Julian, I realised this was a unique opportunity to give diverse storytelling a natural home.

"I look forward to collaborating with writers and directors on their passion projects that might have been overlooked or misunderstood elsewhere. My focus will be on championing diversity in the purest sense of the word; I want to tell my stories, your stories, all stories, with great characters in 5 Acts."

Patrick Spence said: "David represents everything we have been looking for: a passion for stories that have not yet been told, the talent to bring them to life and a vision for a new UK business that could actively enhance our industry."

Julian Bellamy, MD, ITV Studios, said: "David joining us and launching the first label under Patrick's Studio is fantastic news. Having heard David describe his vision and ambitions for 5 Acts Productions, I'm really excited about what comes next."

5 Acts Productions becomes the latest scripted label within ITV Studios, which continues to grow its UK scripted business, with the arrival of Spence and the launches of Nicola Shindler's Quay Street Productions and Dominic-Treadwell-Collins' Happy Prince over the past couple of years adding to the list of award-winning companies within the Group which include World Productions, Mammoth Screen, Tall Story Pictures, Silverprint Pictures and Jeff Pope's Factual Drama label.

International distribution for 5 Acts Productions will be handled by ITV Studios.


ITV Studios

ITV Studios is a creator, producer and distributor of world-leading programmes that people can't get enough of. We connect millions of people every day and shape and reflect the world they live in, we are More Than TV.

ITV Studios is home to some of the best creative minds, crafting over 8.400 hours of original programming across 60 production labels. Our global footprint spans 13 countries including the UK, US, Australia, France, Spain, Germany, The Nordics, Italy and The Netherlands and our global distribution business sells our catalogue of 46,000+ hours to broadcasters and platforms around the world.

ITV Studios is part of ITV PLC, which includes the UK's largest commercial broadcaster.


ITV plc published this content on 18 November 2021 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein. Distributed by Public, unedited and unaltered, on 18 November 2021 10:51:10 UTC.

ę Publicnow 2021
All news about ITV PLC
01/18UK bans ad showing girl eating cheese while hanging upside down
01/17ITV Lands New $684 Million Sustainability-linked Revolver
01/15ITV : Bagpipes is unmasked as Pat Cash on tonight's The Masked Singer
01/14ITV : Week 03 Highlights 2022
01/13ITV : Trigger Point
01/11'Bring your own booze' lockdown party heaps pressure on UK PM Johnson
01/11ITV : Adrian Dunbar detective series Ridley starts filming in Lancashire
01/11ITV : Arjan Pomper named Managing Director, Global Entertainment, ITV Studios
01/10ITV : Dancing on Ice
More news
Analyst Recommendations on ITV PLC
More recommendations
Sales 2021 3 371 M 4 593 M 4 593 M
Net income 2021 399 M 544 M 544 M
Net Debt 2021 414 M 564 M 564 M
P/E ratio 2021 11,7x
Yield 2021 3,15%
Capitalization 4 740 M 6 461 M 6 460 M
EV / Sales 2021 1,53x
EV / Sales 2022 1,41x
Nbr of Employees 6 273
Free-Float 89,3%
Duration : Period :
ITV plc Technical Analysis Chart | ITV | GB0033986497 | MarketScreener
Technical analysis trends ITV PLC
Short TermMid-TermLong Term
Income Statement Evolution
Mean consensus OUTPERFORM
Number of Analysts 15
Last Close Price 118,40 GBX
Average target price 148,80 GBX
Spread / Average Target 25,7%
EPS Revisions
Managers and Directors
Carolyn Julia McCall Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Christopher John Kennedy COO, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director
Peter Lytton Bazalgette Executive Chairman
Mark Norman Smith Chief Technology Officer
Mary Elaine Harris Senior Independent Director
Sector and Competitors
1st jan.Capi. (M$)
ITV PLC7.10%6 386
VIACOMCBS INC.16.20%22 964