SVP Global Content, Scripted & Coproductions | ITV Studios 

As SVP of Global Content, Scripted, at ITV Studios, Kate Barnes heads up the scripted acquisitions team, working closely with all of ITV Studios’ scripted production labels internationally, as well as seeking new and exciting, high end projects from global third party producers. Kate works across a diverse slate of the group’s world class content, including titles such as Cattleya’s Romulus, Mammoth Screen’s World on Fire, World Production’s Bodyguard, Calamity Films Brassic and NARC’s Schitt’s Creek.

Prior to ITV Studios, Kate was Executive Producer of TV at Xbox’s EMEA Studios, where she led the European initiative to develop original and interactive TV content for Microsoft’s Xbox platform. With over 20 years experience, Kate has held several senior positions within the UK broadcasting industry, including Channel Controller of Channel 5’s sibling channels 5USA and 5*, where she oversaw the launch of shows such as Sons of Anarchy and Justified, and Senior Acquisitions Executive at Sky One.

Mia Drama Advisory Board 2020