ITV Studios America builds scripted staff

ITV Studios America is beefing up its drama division.

Lucienne Papon has joined as senior vice president of scripted television, with responsibilities for the continued growth of ITVSA’s scripted slate.

Lucienne Papon

Lucienne Papon

Based in Los Angeles, she reports to Julie Meldal-Johnsen, senior executive vice president of scripted and business development.

Papon was previously head of development and production for Martin Campbell Productions, where she launched the company’s label at ABC Studios and co-executive produced ABC’s Killer Women.

Meanwhile, Kate Barnes has joined ITV Studios’ distribution arm ITV Studios Global Entertainment as head of drama acquisitions and coproductions.

She will be responsible for finding new opportunities and working with the drama acquisitions team to partner with producers.

Barnes, who was previously executive producer of television for Xbox, reports to Ruth Clarke, executive vice president and director of global content and coproductions.