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ITVS hires US scripted boss

Lucienne_PaponThe US division of ITV Studios has recruited Lucienne Papon as its senior VP, scripted TV.

Papon joins ITVS from Mask of Zorro director Martin Campbell’s production company, where she launched its TV division, which is based at ABC Studios. Her credits there include ABC’s Killer Women.

At ITV Studios she will oversee scripted development and production.

Based in ITVS’ LA headquarters, she will report to Julie Meldal-Johnsen, senior EVP, scripted and business development who said: “We have had a terrific start to ITV Studio America’s scripted division with several highly anticipated new series launching later this year.

“With Lucienne’s fantastic creative instincts and wealth of both TV and feature experience, we are looking forward to expanding our already exciting slate.”

Papon added, “I look forward to working with Orly, Julie and the talented team at ITV Studios America. They’ve quickly established and continue to build a remarkable slate of compelling new series, making the company a true leader in television content.”

ITVS’ upcoming scripted series include the History series Texas Rising, which ITV Studios Global Entertainment will sell internationally.