ITV Studios America has expanded its non-scripted development team with the appointment of Hildie Katibah as director of development for its West Coast office and the promotion of Noah Korn to director of development on the East Coast. Bruce Robertson, EVP creative strategy, heads the team on both coasts. Katibah (oictured) and Korn will create and pitch non-scripted projects across a range of genres for all networks and continue to grow ITV Studios America's already extensive development slate, the company said in a release.
Katibah was one of the original producers of the Discovery channel hit Monster Garage, starring Jesse James, and then launched James’ production company, Payupsucker Productions, where she went on to direct and executive produce multiple series and specials including Jesse James Is A Deadman, Outlaw Garage and Iraq Confidential.
Since joining ITV Studios America as development coordinator in 2012, Korn has developed series including Animal Planet's Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters, as well as upcoming shows on Discovery and Science. Prior to joining the company, Korn worked in production management for shows including VH1's I Want to Work for Diddy and the syndicated Dr. Oz Show.
ITV Studios America is the U.S. production flagship of ITV Studios in the U.K. and generates non-scripted and scripted programming for U.S. networks.