24 Jan 2019
Channel 4 and PBS Frontline secure global exclusive from Emmy award-winning Channel 4 news filmmakers Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts
Emmy award-winning Channel 4 News filmmakers, Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watt's feature documentary, For Sama, produced by Channel 4 News/ITN Productions, has been commissioned by Channel 4 and PBS Frontline, it was announced today.
For Sama is a powerful account of one woman’s inspirational journey through love, motherhood, war and survival during five years of the brutal conflict in Aleppo, Syria.
Filmed between 2012-2016 by Waad, the film starts when she was a student at the University of Aleppo. Over the next five years Waad joined the uprising against the regime, fell in love, got married and gave birth to her daughter Sama. Her intimate personal journey is intertwined with her eyewitness account of the destruction of her beloved Aleppo. What emerges are some of the most powerful, dramatic and visceral scenes ever caught on camera in one of the world’s most dangerous cities.
As Syrian forces besieged rebel-held Aleppo in 2016, Waad and her husband Hamza made the agonising decision to remain there, despite the huge risk to their young family. For Sama is Waad's account of these dark days, and her attempt to explain to Sama why they chose to stay behind after others had left, and to shine a light on the atrocities in the city that they called home. Filmed and produced by a young woman, the film offers a unique view of the war through a woman's eyes.
After her escape from Aleppo, Waad teamed up with Emmy award-winning filmmaker Edward Watts (Escape from ISIS), collaborating for a year and a half in order to produce this extraordinary feature documentary.
Director Waad Al-Kateab says: "I was afraid I would never make this film. While I was in Aleppo I dreamt of making it for my daughter Sama - to explain to her why we stayed. I feel it does justice to our experience, our sacrifices and the unimaginable pain of what we, the Syrian people, endured during those years of war. It's our story, our voices and I'm proud of it. This film is also for the people we lost - a testament to their sacrifices."
Director Edward Watts says: “I have always been passionate about telling stories from Syria since the uprising began, but Waad’s story is unique, extraordinary, unlike anything I have ever worked on before. By taking you on a journey across years of the struggle, through such a personal female perspective, it brings out the reality of Syria and its people – their humour, joy and humanity as well as the horrors they’ve suffered. It has been a privilege to work on this film and I hope as many people as possible will see it."
Waad started documenting the horrors of Aleppo for Channel 4 News in January 2016 while living in a makeshift hospital run by her husband. The hospital and surrounding residential areas were under attack by Syrian and Russian forces and the short films she made for the UK news programme became some of the most watched news pieces on Syria around the world. Her short news films received almost half a billion views online and won 24 awards – including the 2016 International Emmy for breaking news coverage.
When she was evacuated from Aleppo in December 2016 she managed to get all her footage out.
Nevine Mabro, Channel 4 News deputy editor, said: “Waad is one of the most courageous filmmakers we have ever worked with at Channel 4 News. She is dedicated to telling the story of Syria's destruction, the daily struggles, the appalling suffering and loss of life of the people living under siege. Her extraordinary footage has provided some of the most dramatic and emblematic scenes from Aleppo. Scenes which stay with you long after the report has ended.”
Channel 4 Commissioning editor, Siobhan Sinnerton, said “Channel 4 has made over a dozen documentaries about the conflict in Syria since it began in 2011, but this is the first by a Syrian female Director. We are enormously grateful to Waad for all her work for the channel and believe this film stands out for its mix of horrifying frontline footage and profoundly moving domestic intimacy. It’s an over-used phrase but this is indeed an astonishing film.”
For Sama has been selected for its world premiere at SXSW South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas. The film is being distributed in the US by PBS Distribution.
Directed by: Waad al-Kateab & Edward Watts
Filmed & Produced by: Waad al-Kateab
Edited by: Chloe Lambourne & Simon McMahon
Executive Producers: Ben de Pear, Dan Edge, Nevine Mabro, Raney Aronson-Rath, Siobhan Sinnerton, George Waldrum
Production Companies: Channel 4 News, ITN Productions for Channel 4 and PBS Frontline
Waad al Kateab is a Syrian journalist and filmmaker who works for Channel 4 News in the UK. When the uprising began in Aleppo in 2011 she taught herself to film and captured some of the most memorable images of the conflict. Her short news films won 24 news awards – including the 2016 International Emmy for breaking news coverage.
Edward Watts is an Emmy award-winning, BAFTA nominated filmmaker who has directed over 20 documentary films for international broadcasters including the BBC, Channel 4 and PBS in America.
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21 Nov 2019
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23 Mar 2021
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09 Nov 2017
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09 Nov 2017
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24 Oct 2017
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Digiday UK go behind the scenes at ITNP
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01 Sep 2016
ITNP Post Production go Go Karting
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02 Sep 2016
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02 Sep 2016
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05 Sep 2016
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07 Sep 2016
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09 Sep 2016
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12 Sep 2016
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13 Sep 2016
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16 Sep 2016
Construction Worker of The Year Awards
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22 Sep 2016
'Escape from ISIS' wins International Emmy
We couldn't be prouder - 'Escape From ISIS' has won an International Emmy.
"We're thrilled to win this Emmy for a second year running against stiff international competition. Reporter / producer Ed Watts and Exec producer George Waldrum did an amazing job with a very challenging subject but the real heroes are the extraordinary women who despite their appalling experience were willing to tell the world about their ordeal at the hands of ISIS." - Chris Shaw, Editorial Director.
29 Sep 2016
'Travel Agents Taking Off' launches at ASTA 2016
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28 Nov 2016
ITNP Advertising team win gold at the CMA Awards
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Click below to view the video of last nights events.
21 Oct 2016
Commercials team wins big at Media Week Awards
The Commercials team attended the Media Week Awards 2016 last night in their finery.
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They also won a bronze award for ‘ITV with Camelot’s Play Makes It Possible’.
27 Oct 2016
'WATANI' Oscar and Prix Europa success
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27 Oct 2016
'Behind the scenes' of our Jamie Oliver interview
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The programme launches tonight at the RSPH awards in front of key public health leaders.
28 Oct 2016
ITNP Industry News launch at RSPH awards
Following on from 2015’s ‘Improve and Protect’ programme, RSPH and ITN Productions partnered again this year to produce a programme called ‘Championing the Public’s Health’.
This was launched last night at the Royal Society for Public Health Awards. The programme explores some of the UK’s major public health challenges and the initiatives being taken to tackle them.
Watch the full programme here.
03 Nov 2016
Children on the Frontline wins AIB award
We are delighted to have won an award at the Association for International Broadcasting Awards last night.
Our documentary 'Children on the Frontline: The Escape' came top in it's nominated category for International Current Affairs.
Take a look at the trailer here.
03 Nov 2016
ITN lands Easyjet access
ITN Productions has landed access to Easyjet and will follow trainee pilots as they take off for the first time in a three-part documentary series for ITV.
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18 Nov 2016
Melissa meets The Cookie Monster
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21 Nov 2016
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24 Nov 2016
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22 Dec 2016
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08 Dec 2016
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08 Dec 2016
Camps to Champs Premiere
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08 Dec 2016
Children on the Frontline wins award at Rory Peck and FPA
We are very proud to be able to congratulate Marcel Mettelsiefen and our Broadcast team on their continued awards success for 'Children on the Frontline: The Escape'. Last night it won a Rory Peck award and the FPA voted it TV Doc / Feature Story of the year. Marcel also won FPA's Journalist of the Year.
Click below to view the trailer.
16 Dec 2016
Double win for Escape from ISIS
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To find out more about the duPont award winners click below.
19 Dec 2016
Bake Off's Andrew Smyth joins Industry News
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26 Aug 2016
ITN Productions ranked 21st out of 100
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24 Aug 2016
The Edinburgh Television Festival
At ITN Productions we’re all about new emerging talent.
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22 Aug 2016
ITNP News heads back from the Rio Olympics
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17 Aug 2016
ITNP Industry News attend ASAE Exposition
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11 Aug 2016
ITNP Sport looks to rights-holders outside UK
Alastair Waddington, Director of Sport Production, talks with rights-holders outside the UK.
Check out the full article below.
10 Aug 2016
'Bridging the video chasm' by Greg Melia, CAE
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09 Aug 2016
'Escape from ISIS' nominated for International Emmy
'Dispatches: Escape from ISIS' has received a nomination for the Current Affairs category at the prestigious International Emmy Awards 2016.
The documentary exposes the brutal treatment of the estimated four million women living under the rule of the so-called Islamic State.
08 Aug 2016
The EFL season kicks off
The ITNP sports team were on site with camera's in hand to capture the first game of the EFL season between Fulham and Newcastle.
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05 Aug 2016
The Rio 2016 Olympics are here
Our sports team has been busy in Rio creating digital coverage of the Olympic Games for SNTV and for anyone wishing to broadcast live from the Olympics, our news teams are over there now offering quality broadcast facilities.
To book your spot email firstname.lastname@example.org.
01 Aug 2016
Grierson Award nomination
Starting the week with good news - we’ve been shortlisted in the Grierson Awards Best Documentary for Current Affairs category for 'Dispatches: Escape from Isis'.
31 Jul 2016
GB Athletes & ITN Source News prepare for Rio
As the excitement to the Olympics rises, Jennifer Cordingley caught up with Mo Farah & the GB athletics team when they brought the spirit of Rio to London.
Don’t forget our ITN Source News team are setting up broadcast facilities in Rio, so make sure you’ve booked your spot to broadcast live from the games by emailing email@example.com
29 Jul 2016
Industry News & the IET
Industry News joined forces with the IET for their Open House initiative to get kids thinking about feats of engineering and technology.
They learned all about the VR studio wearing ‘the cloak of invisibility’ and got the opportunity to present the weather with ITV London presenter Helen Plint.
21 Jul 2016
'I am Team GB' gets Ad of the Day
Our Commercials team are delighted to have been awarded 'Ad of the week' in The Drum for their 'I Am Team GB' ad campaign, created in collaboration with ITV Creative, ITV AdVentures and the National Lottery.
Check out the full article below.
23 Oct 2017
ITN Productions won the contract to produce The Wright Stuff
ITN Productions has picked up a multi-year contract to produce Channel 5's long-running current affairs format The Wright Stuff, beginning January 2018.
09 Oct 2017
After The News
This week we launched our new series After The News, on every weeknight after ITV News at Ten for the next 4 weeks. The series, hosted by Emma Barnett and Nick Ferrari, debates Britain’s biggest talking points featuring a plethora of high-profile guests from news, politics, and popular culture.
19 Oct 2017
3 programmes, 1 night and 20% of total TV audience
Last night 3 ITNP programmes were broadcast simultaneously on ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. During this time 20% of the total TV audience were watching ITNP shows, equating to around 2.5M viewers. The shows include; 'After The News' for ITV, 'Trump & Russia: Sex, Spies and Scandal' for Channel 4 and 'Becky Watts: Killed for Kicks' for Channel 5.
05 Oct 2017
Stephen Fry recording the voiceover for easyJet: Inside The Cockpit
Stephen Fry came in yesterday to record the voiceover for the 3rd episode of our EasyJet series Inside the Cockpit. The programme aired as a two-parter on ITV to fantastic reviews and ratings. It is in the top three of most watched documentaries on ITV this year. It’s now going to MIPCOM 2017 for international sales as a three-parter and is a Hot Pick for the Festival.
It’s still available on the ITV Hub if you missed it first time round.
06 Oct 2017
Emmy Award Win for ITN Productions 'Children of Syria'
Children of Syria won Emmy Award for Best Current Affairs Documentary, beating competition from HBO, NBC and Netflix. This is our third Emmy win.. 2 years ago the prequel Children on the Frontline won an International Emmy Award, and we repeated the achievement last year with Escape from Isis. Over the past 3 years this body of work has picked up around 25 gongs including 2 Baftas, 3 Emmys, The Prix D’Italia and an Oscar nomination for the film adaptation.
13 Oct 2017
I Am Team GB wins BIG at The Media Week Awards
We're on a roll.. ITN Productions' advertising campaign I Am Team GB, produced for ITV Adventures, won a Gold, Silver, Bronze and the biggy.. The Grand Prix at the Media Week Awards 2017. That’s our second Grand Prix for ITV in the last few years! I Am Team GB was produced in partnership with ITV Creative and Art & Graft.
10 Oct 2017
ITNP receives SIX nominations to the CMA Awards
ITN Productions Advertising has been nominated for not one, not two but SIX Content Marketing Association Awards for our work with Barclays, Matalan and REED.
12 Oct 2017
ITNP Advertising appoints first Directors Rep to boost talent offer
ITN Productions’ advertising business has appointed Flavia Blajfelder as its first dedicated Directors Rep to build our advertising director roster and boost our talent offer. Flavia joins us from Pulse Films, where she was leading new business.
13 Sep 2017
Careers at Sea: To Sea or Not To Sea
ITNP Advertising have just launched a new campaign, Careers at Sea: To Sea or Not to Sea, created for The UK Chamber of Shipping / The MNTB and aimed at school leavers.
It depicts the different career options available to young people, aged 16-28, who might be interested in working at sea.
Click below for more info.
25 Jul 2017
The Breakfast Challenge
Yesterday various members from all of ITNP's different divisions made their way down to the Whitechapel Mission to complete another breakfast challenge.
They had the following to say about their experience...
"This was something I had not thought about before and really made me think about how isolating homelessness must be."
"It was great to see what a rounded experience the Whitechapel mission offer their customers. They don’t just offer food - they offer a community, cleaning facilities and a place where their customers get choice."
04 Aug 2017
IET Open day
ITNP Industry News hosted an engineering open day inviting a group of children into the studios to see how a TV company operates and show how engineering has made this possible.
The kids got to make their own news report, control cameras from the gallery and even got to visit a satellite truck, beaming their footage 30,000 miles via satellite to ITN MCR.
This is the third year ITN Productions has hosted this open day in partnership with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
21 Aug 2017
ITNP film in Juvenile Detention Facility
ITNP Industry News travelled to Malibu last week to film at Camp Kilpatrick Juvenile Detention Facility for the ICPA.
The Camp re-opened in June this year after being re-designed by DLR Group with natural light, better acoustics and access to the outdoors.
This new setting has been found to influence positive behaviour, reduce incidents and create a less-stressful environment for staff.
26 Jun 2017
Butlins launches 'Summer Breaks' campaign
Butlin’s has launched their ‘Summer Breaks’ sponsorship of ITV’s The Voice Kids, with the campaign creative and production by ITN Productions.
The family-focused sponsorship series premiered on Saturday June 10 with the tagline Discovering Something Special.
18 Jul 2017
'Sarah Payne: A mother's story'
Luke and Lee Payne remember killer Roy Whiting smiling and waving as he drove their sister away.
Hear the family speak about this painful event and the long lasting effects in tomorrow's documentary for Channel 5 'Sarah Payne: A Mother's Story' at 9pm.
You can also read the full BBC article by clicking below.
15 Aug 2017
easyJet documentary takes off
The first instalment of our groundbreaking new fly-on-the-wall documentary 'easyJet: Inside the Cockpit' aired last night at 9pm on ITV. If you missed it, fear not! You can watch it on catch up here.
It did tremendously well with an average audience of 3.7million (peaking at 4million) leaving it in the running to be one of the highest-rating documentaries of the year for ITV.
Make sure to watch the next episode on Monday 21st August, 9pm on ITV.
23 Mar 2017
ASAE's American Associations Day
Industry News have just spent the past two days filming US association leaders at ASAE's American Associations Day in Washington DC.
If you've ever wondered what associations are all about, click below to watch a video of the event.
31 Mar 2017
A night of Magnificent Madness at The Oscars®
"We may not have won an Oscar, but it was a thrilling ride all the same, says ITN Productions editorial director Chris Shaw."
Click below to read the full Broadcast article on Chris' first Oscar® experience.
30 Mar 2017
'Camps to Champs' makes OWM Shortlist
The Shortlist for the One World Media Awards has been announced and 'Camps to Champs' has been shortlisted in the Popular Features Category.
We look forward to the announcement of the nominees in early May. Take a look at the full shortlist here.
To find out a bit more about the programme click below to read of this fantasitc Huffington post article by Olympic Silver Medallist Samantha Murray 'The Power Of Sport For The Displaced'.
27 Mar 2017
Congratulations to Marcel
This weekend Marcel Mettelsiefen (director of Oscar® nominated film WATANI: MY HOMELAND) was awarded the Grand Prix du Figra for 'Syria, Return to Aleppo', which is France’s most prestigious documentary award.
It also won the Young Jury Award at Figra.
24 Mar 2017
The Last Days of George Michael
Last night ‘The Last Days of George Michael’ was watched on Channel 5 at 9pm by 1.3m people, currently making it the most watched programme in its slot this year after ‘Celebrity Big Brother’.
The documentary charted the days leading up to the shocking death of music icon George Michael on Christmas Day 2016.
22 Mar 2017
'Video and your association' event
This morning ITNP Industry News held their breakfast event “Video and Your Association” at Kings Place. The event was designed to give insight into the world of associations and creating an effective video strategy.
Massive thanks to Jon Snow for kicking off proceedings with his observations about the growth and future of ITN Productions. Also thanks to some familiar faces for joining us on our panel, including Adam ‘two panels in two days’ Barnett, Grant Fulton and Louisa Preston.
21 Mar 2017
Advertising speak at CMO Inspired Conference
The ITNP Advertising team are currently at the CMO Inspired Conference at Sopwell House in St Albans.
This morning Mark and Adam spoke about 'Real and relevant content' and the importance of authentic storytelling within the industry.
20 Mar 2017
EasyJet excitement 'takes off'
Filming has begun for our easyJet fly-on-the-wall documentary. This revolutionary series will be the first to use a mini fixed-rig in the cockpit following easyJet’s pilots-to-be as they take off for the very first time.
With women making up only 5% of pilots worldwide, the series will also include inspirational female role models and efforts to increase the proportion of female recruits.
Click below to read the full article.
10 Mar 2017
ITN Productions 'Green' shoot
As a company we are conscious of how much waste can be created on a large commercial shoot.
With that in mind, click below to find out what our Advertising team decided to do to combat this on their most recent shoot.
09 Mar 2017
Mel chats to Hugh Jackman
This week Mel chatted to Hugh Jackman and Sir Patrick Stewart about 'Logan' and their final roles as Wolverine and Professor X.
Click below to see the full interview.
09 Mar 2017
Second win for 'Interview with a murderer'
‘Interview with a Murderer’ achieved it's second win at the RTS Awards on Wednesday night for Best Home Current Affairs, alongside 7 other awards for ITN.
07 Mar 2017
First Industry News programme launch of the year
The Industry News team launched their first programme of the year last night. A special preview launch event of ‘Vision for the Future’ for the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) took place at the Intercontinental London, Park Lane before the IMI Annual Dinner.
All guests, including participants of the programme were extremely positive about the programme and their experience with the ITN productions team.
To view the programme and find out more about IMI click below.
01 Mar 2017
ITNP appointed as Host Broadcaster for IAAF World Relays
We're excited to announce that IAAF have appointed us as Host Broadcaster for the 2017 IAAF World Relays in The Bahamas!
Our live coverage of the IAAF World Relays will feature 16-18 cameras and will incorporate digital and social media coverage. We will also be providing an integrated live feed for international television and radio rights holders of the opening and closing ceremonies, all races and medal ceremonies.
Click below for more info. (© Getty Images for IAAF)
28 Feb 2017
'Shannon Matthews: What happened next' documentary
The disappearance of Shannon Matthews was a story that first gripped and then appalled Britain. Nine years on, executive producers Ian Rumsey and Andy Dunn's documentary 'Shannon Matthews: What happened next' investigates the aftermath of one of Britain's most notorious crimes.
When aired, the documentary averaged 1.4 million viewers (peak at 1.6m), beating ITV, BBC2 & Channel 4 in the slot.
Click below for full article and where to view.
27 Feb 2017
ITN Productions takes to The Oscars red carpet
Today was a momentous day for ITN Productions. We walked the red carpet of The Oscars for the first time, wondering if our Best Documentary Short Category nomination for WATANI: MY HOMELAND would come up trumps.
We didn't walk away with The Oscar in the end but this is another big milestone moment for us in growing our business, particularly in growing the business in the U.S.
Image: WATANI Executive Producer, Chris Shaw with wife Martha Kearney
23 Feb 2017
'Murdered by my Fiance'
'Murdered by my Fiance' is an exclusive documentary following the investigation into the murder of Helen Bailey, and the conviction of Ian Stewart.
Airing Thursday 23 February at 10pm on Channel 5. Executive Producers: Ian Rumsey and Andy Dunn
Click below to read more about the twists and turns of this tragic tale.
22 Feb 2017
What an Oscar means to an independent studio
Our M.D. Mark Browning talked to The Hollywood Reporter about our Oscar® nominated documentary film WATANI: MY HOMELAND and his U.S. expansion plans for the company.
"...this is another big milestone moment for us in growing the business, particularly in growing the business in the U.S."
Click below to find out why.
23 Feb 2017
Using live / documentary-style production in video marketing
In this AMA article Mark Browning makes the case for applying video production skills used in news and documentaries to marketing.
The same storytelling used in news or other video formats can help authenticate marketing or branded content.
To read the whole article click below.
08 Feb 2017
ITNP nominated for two RTS awards
Nominations for the RTS Television Journalism Awards have been announced and we are up for two categories!
Current Affairs - International nomination: 'Children on the Frontline'
Current Affairs - Home: 'Interview with a Murderer'
To view the full list click below.
02 Feb 2017
'Interview with a Murderer' wins Best Doc
'Interview with a Murderer' won Best Documentary Programme at the Broadcast Awards 2017 last night. To view the documentary click below.
Also in the category were: 'Abused: The Untold Story', 'Behind Closed Doors', 'How to Die: Simon's Choice', 'The Murder of Sadie Hartley' and 'Swim the Channel'.
24 Jan 2017
'WATANI: MY HOMELAND' nominated for Oscar®
ITN Productions is delighted to announce that 'WATANI: MY HOMELAND', a unique film documenting the refugee journey of one Syrian family, has been nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Documentary Short Subject category.
Click below to find out more.
24 Jan 2017
When Industry News freelance reporter, Jon 'the voice of Siri' Briggs agreed to today's shoot, he told his producer that he was happy to be working on his birthday. He was teamed up with DOP David 'Rocksteadi' Crute only to discover that it was his birthday too!
The two birthday Boys gowned up for a photo whilst filming an innovative anesthesiology technique at Royal Union Hospital, Bath.
17 Jan 2017
ITNP appoints first Head of Creative
ITN Productions has appointed Kathryn Dufty as the first Head of Creative of its advertising production business to further amplify the creative output of its TV commercials and branded content teams
Find out more about our new Head of Creative by clicking below.
13 Jan 2017
'Going Back Giving Back' Recommissioned
This week we’ve begun work on a new series of Going Back Giving Back for the BBC, which has been re-commissioned for five further episodes. It’s succinctly summed up by the BBC as: A place for heart-warming stories and life-changing journeys.
We’re currently on the hunt for worthy beneficiaries and potential donors, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions.
13 Jan 2017
La La Land interview with Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling jokes that his friends have told him to stop playing the piano all the time and he'll maybe consider doing a stage version of La La Land. Interview by Melissa Nathoo, ITN Productions news presenter.
Click below to see full interview.
06 Jan 2017
Seize the Holiday wins 'Campaign of the Year 2016'
#SiezeTheHoliday live ad for Virgin Holidays, created by AMV and produced by ITN Productions and HLA, beat off tough competition from Adidas and Channel 4 to take home the prize of ‘Campaign of the Year 2016’ by Marketing Week.
Click below for more info on #SiezeTheHoliday, the world's first live ad campaign.
10 Aug 2017
'easyJet: Inside the Cockpit' begins Monday
The 2 part documentary series 'easyJet: Inside the Cockpit' begins this Monday on ITV at 9pm!
Becoming a pilot involves dedication and determination. Follow rookie pilots as they take their first steps from the flight school classroom to flying with hundreds of paying passengers on board.
01 Aug 2017
IAAF partners with ITN Productions
ITN Productions has formed a joint venture company for Host Broadcasting and Media Production with the IAAF. The company will incorporate traditional and digital production and 24/7 storytelling.
ITN Productions will work with rights holders, event organisers, sponsors and athletes to ensure quality and consistency of production across the sport.
12 Apr 2017
ITNP partners with LCCA for art exhibition
ITN Productions have entered into a new partnership with the London College of Contemporary Arts.
We have offered them an ‘exhibition space’ on one of the walls of our office and in return they will offer us art work from the students to be hung there on a quarterly rotation.
To learn more about the project click below.
12 Jul 2017
'Be the Business' movement
ITNP Industry News have been supporting the Productivity Leadership Group, producing videos with Brand Ambassadors to spearhead the 'Be the Business' movement.
You can read all about it and register to be part of it by clicking here.
Or find out at what time of day successful industry icons, such Deborah Meaden and Matt Barbet, are most productive by clicking below.
27 Jul 2017
'Children of Syria' nominations
‘Children of Syria’ has had a very successful week receiving two Emmy nominations for 'Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary' and 'Best Documentary'.
It has also been shortlisted for a Grierson Award in the ‘Best Documentary’ category.
20 Jul 2017
Sarah Payne doc receives rave reviews
ITN Productions sensitive 1.5 hour documentary film 'Sarah Payne: A Mother's Story' received outstanding ratings and rave reviews.
"Sarah Payne: A Mother’s Story trod softly and let the terrible facts speak for themselves." The Telegraph
18 Jul 2017
'Brands as Broadcasters' by Simon Shelley
"I was recently invited to present at the Content Marketing Association ‘Digital Breakfast’ on the topic of ‘Brands as Broadcasters’.
This is the idea that brands are moving towards being broadcasters in their own right, utilising the democratisation of social channels to reach wide audiences with a vast array of content, not just about the brand, but often more about the world around that brand."
Click below to read the full article by Simon Shelley, Head of Industry News.
03 Jul 2017
U.S. ITNP Industry News launch 'Trusted Leader'
Industry News US launched the AWHONN 'Trusted Leader' program last week in New Orleans.
Attended by over 3,500 nurses and healthcare professionals, the 'Trusted Leaders' programme highlights the valued and vital role of nurses working in women's health, obstetrics and neonatal nursing.
To watch the programme click below.
18 Jul 2017
Excitement hits the offices of ITNP
We all know that in an office environment you can find yourself getting excited about things you normally wouldn't, such as a delivery of new stationery.
Well imagine the excitement levels in the ITNP offices today when our delivery of brand new office mugs arrived!
Each department of ITNP now has it's own branded mugs as part of the ITNP rebrand.
10 Jul 2017
ITNP run the British 10K
ITN Productions ran the British 10K through the heart of the capital on yesterday, raising £1,700 for The Whitechapel Mission to help the homeless.
Congratulations to all who took part on such a hot day!
13 Jul 2017
Mel meets Harry Styles and Fionn Whitehead
Mel interviewed Harry Styles and Fionn Whitehead about their new film 'Dunkirk' yesterday.
Did you know that they tried method acting with corned beef?
To watch the full interview click below.
07 Jul 2017
'The Power of A' by Greg Melia CAE
The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has been advocating on behalf of the association community for nearly 100 years.
The heart of the initiative’s message is that associations make a difference in every corner of the US, and in every industry.
To read the full article by Greg Melia CAE click below.
27 Apr 2017
ITNP Sport debuts as IAAF host broadcaster
Last weekend saw our debut outing as host broadcaster for the IAAF World Relay Championships in the Bahamas.
The competition took place over two days in Nassau, and saw some of the fastest athletes on the planet compete in teams for the coveted Golden Baton.
The revolutionary production included a Facebook Live Friday night preview show, and most importantly a superbly executed broadcast of all the races.
10 Apr 2017
ITNP Sport attend the EFL Awards
Here's some of the ITNP Sport team looking glam at the EFL Awards.
The Football League Awards is an annual awards ceremony commemorating football-related people involved in the three divisions of the Football League.
29 Apr 2017
ITNP Sport attend the BT Sport Industry Awards
Last night Tim Godfrey, Partnerships Director, and Raj Mannick, Head of Sport, attended the BT Sport Industry Awards, the largest of its kind.
The Awards celebrate the best in the business and attracts sports stars, celebrities and senior figures from across the industry and beyond.
05 Apr 2017
ITNP makes Realscreen's Global 100 List
We are delighted to find out that we've been included in Realscreen Magazine's Global 100 list.
Click below to see the full list.
25 Apr 2017
Mel talks to Dave Bautista for ODE
Melissa Nathoo spoke to some of the cast of the new Marvel film, Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2, this week.
Click below to see her interview with Dave Bautista who plays Drax.
09 Jun 2017
Trump is TV doc gold dust
ITN Productions' editorial director, Chris Shaw, speaks to The Hollywood Reporter about Donald Trump.
He is "...gold dust for TV documentary producers".
To read the article click below.
05 May 2017
Grand Opening of new ITNP Post Production
Last night saw the launch party to celebrate the grand opening of the new ITNP Post Production facilities.
80 people joined Post Production for a live DJ and lots of awesome tech demos.
09 Jun 2017
'Alternative Election Night' success
ITNP have had a major victory with our overnight live election coverage for Channel 4 in the format of the 'Alternative Election Night', hosted by David Mitchell and (as the Telegraph described him) the man-stallion that is Jeremy Paxman.
With a tiny team and a modest budget we created a successful 10 hour long show.
Channel 4 said of it "Our show was a complicated mix of content and talent but felt brilliantly judged and balanced on air."
26 May 2017
ITNP Industry News have been busy...
ITNP Industry News have been very busy week indeed with a whopping 3 programme launches in one week.
'The Future of the Single Market' for AmCham EU launched at the European Business Summit, 'The Changing Face of Retail' for BRC launched at Retail 2020 and 'Above and Beyond' launched for POLFED at the Police Federation Annual Conference 2017.
27 Jun 2017
Crime documentary 'Murdered by My Daughter'
ITN productions continued its successful run of fast-turnaround crime documentaries for Channel 5 with yet another ratings success last night at 1.2 million viewers.
‘Murdered by My Daughter’ followed the case of Britain’s youngest double murderers – the 14 year old who killed her mother and sister with the help of her teenage boyfriend.
It’s the 12th crime documentary for Channel 5 so far this year.
26 Jun 2017
Filming in Namibia
One of our broadcast producer's, Nathaniel, drew the short straw and was sent to the Namibian desert over the weekend to film with Angelina Jolie.
Despite being dedicated to her African conservation project she was still kind enough to fly Nat over the landscape in her friend's plane!
Click below to see some beautiful photo's from the shoot.
19 Jun 2017
Sports look to data enrich the fan experience
“Producers are working out how to create more inventory for their clients" says Tim Godfrey, Partnerships Director for ITNP Sport.
ITN Productions is testing a number of different “medical grade” sensors and devices and says it would assign a specialist to a future production to assist in the interpretation and presentation of the data on screen.
08 Jun 2017
Data capture of athletes to innovate sporting events
ITN Productions is exploring ways of capturing telemetry from sensors worn by athletes and presenting the data to fans on digital platforms.
"We want to innovate in this area to provide a more indepth view of an event than ever before" says Tim Godfrey, Partnerships Director.
To read the rest of this Broadcast article click below.
20 Jun 2017
ITN Plotting British Invasion Into U.S. Market
“We’ve built a lot of our business plan on rapid U.S. growth. We have intentions to hire and employ a lot of extra head count in the next 18 months and set up offices in the east and west,” said Mark Browning, ITN Productions group managing director.
“For us, probably the single biggest and most exciting opportunity as a U.K. production company is working with U.S. networks and getting into the U.S. sector.”
26 Jun 2017
ITNP sign digital production deal with ICC
ITNP has extended its partnership with the International Cricket Council (ICC) to provide digital clip productions services to clip licensees for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup.
Following a successful integration for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, star players and key moments will be showcased in a variety of ways, from individual clips of in-match content to curated packages and highlights clips.
04 May 2017
The Good, the Bad and the Hired
10 Apr 2017
Thursday 'telly take-over'
This coming Thursday ITN Productions will be taking over your telly's with a programme triple whammy.
There will be 'On Benefits' at 8pm and 'Fritzl: What Happened Next' at 10pm on Channel 5. There is also 'Super Orgasm' at 10pm on Channel 4!
01 Jun 2017
'Don't neglect sensitivity for speed' by Ian Rumsey
"Trust, tenacity and a talented team are key on a fast-turnaround doc" says Head of Topical Programmes, Ian Rumsey, in this article for Broadcast.
"Is it possible? Can you get anything exclusive? How quickly can you do it? These are the questions that prompt one of the most exciting forms of documentary-making in the business: the fast-turnaround."
07 Jun 2017
Tami Hoffman joins ITNP News
Welcome to our new Head of News, Tami Hoffman. What a week to start, Election week!
Tami was previously an editor at Sky News.
08 Jun 2017
Alternative Election Night
Tune in to Channel 4 tonight at 9pm for our 'Alternative Election Night', co-produced with Zeppatron.
Includes Jeremy Paxman, David Mitchell, Cathy Newman, Richard Osman, Romesh Ranganathan and more..
08 Jun 2017
Realscreen award for 'Interview with a Murderer'
ITNP Television were delighted to have won the Crime & Investigation award at last nights Realscreen 2017 Awards for 'Interview With A Murderer'.
01 Jun 2017
Adam at Butlins
The Advertising team have just come back from a 3 day shoot to create new idents for Butlins.
Here's our Head of Client Services, Adam Barnett, taking a moment from the shoot to spend some quality time with Butlins' Billy Bear.
02 Jun 2017
Who did Mel meet this week?
This week our Mel got to chat with Priyanka Chopra, Zac Efron and Alexandra Daddario, stars of the new 'Baywatch' movie.
She also interviewed 'Neighbours' legend Susan Kennedy and Rob Mills.
Click below to see her interview with the 'Baywatch' cast.
18 May 2017
Broadcast award nomination for 'Camps to Champs'
ITNP Television have been nominated for a Broadcast Digital Award, in the 'Best Non-Scripted Online Short' category for 'Camps to Champs'.
'Camps to Champs' see Olympic athletes invite viewers to experience how sport can positively change lives.
19 May 2017
Simon Shelley meets Prince Charles
Head of Industry News Production, Simon Shelley, was delighted to meet Prince Charles yesterday. Simon attended the College of Medicine event ‘Social prescribing: from rhetoric to reality’ at the Kings Fund, as Industry News are currently working on a programme about the very same subject.
‘Social prescribing: from rhetoric to reality’ is not about asking 'what’s the matter with someone?' but rather 'what matters to someone?' Prince Charles is a huge supporter of that work and we'll hopefully be interviewing him for the programme.
25 May 2017
Focal Awards 2017 win for the archive team
Head of UK Sales, Simon Wood, and his archive footage team were awarded 'Footage Employee of the Year' at The Focal Awards last night. Simon accepted the award on behalf of his team.
18 May 2017
'Going Back, Giving Back' is back!
Aled Jones returns for a new 5 part series of 'Going Back, Giving Back'. You can watch it every week day, starting this coming Monday on BBC1 at 9:30am.
24 Apr 2017
'Soham Revisited: 15 Years On' documentary
It was a story that horrified the country. 10 year old best friends Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman left a family BBQ to buy some sweets - but never came home.
To find out more about the 90 minute special documentary that's on tomorrow night click bellow.
11 May 2017
ITNP Sport Football Tournament
After years of heartbreak the Sports team were finally crowned champions at this year’s ITNP Sport Football Tournament.
All proceeds from the tournament went to the charity Rethink Mental Illness, as part of Mental Health Awareness Week, and former Premier League footballer Clarke Carlisle was on hand to present the prize to the winning team, as well as taking the time to referee a few games.
06 Apr 2017
'Shannon Matthews: The Mother's Story'
‘Shannon Matthews: The mothers story’ is the following instalment to the successful Channel 5 documentary ‘Shannon Matthews: What happened next’.
It went out last night and will be aired again at 10pm this Sunday on My5.
Tune in to watch Karen explain her motives for the kidnap of her daughter.
07 Apr 2017
Industry News shortlisted for the ‘International & European Association Awards’
Industry News found out this week that they have been shortlisted for a nomination in the ‘Best TV Video Channel category’ for the International & European Association Awards.
The Awards Ceremony takes place on Wednesday 3rd May in Austria as part of the Associations World Congress on 2 - 4 May.
03 Apr 2017
Industry News - US first launch of the year
The Industry News team in the United States had their first launch of the year this weekend with ‘A Place for Living’, in partnership with ACHCA (American College of Health Care Administrators).
The programme was premiered at the ACHCA 51st Annual Convocation & Exposition in St Louis, Missouri. Things kicked off on Saturday with a short intro and presentation to the board. The programme was then officially launched during the opening session on Sunday, introduced by Cecilia Sepp CAE, President & CEO, ACHA.
Both the ACHCA and all participants were thrilled with the programme and launch. ‘A Place for Living’ can be viewed below.
21 Apr 2017
Game on for remote production
Broadcast recently interviewed our Director of Sport, Alastair Waddington and our Chief Technology Officer, Bevan Gibson about the capabilities afforded to us by incoming IP-based technologies.
As host broadcaster for the IAAF World Relays this month we will be expanding our remote production model out to the Bahamas.
To find out more take a look at the article, click the link below.
24 Jul 2018
Live commentary for International Champions Cup
The International Champions Cup (ICC) has commissioned ITN Productions’ Sport to provide live commentary for international broadcasters during the tournament.
01 Aug 2018
Director Ben Holman joins ITN Productions
Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ben Holman has joined the directors roster of ITN Productions Advertising division.
12 Nov 2018
ITNP renews digital production partnership with International Cricket Council
ITN Productions’ sport team has renewed its partnership with the International Cricket Council (ICC) to provide digital clip production services.
07 Dec 2018
ITN Productions commissioned to make six series for audible
ITN Productions has been commissioned to produce six new podcasts for Audible, Amazon’s audio entertainment service, covering subjects ranging from tales of survival and success, to literary history and the future of technology.
07 Dec 2018
ITN Productions to produce Channel 4's The Real Brexit Debate
The live, hour-long programme will see four high profile politicians reflecting the main divisions in the House of Commons on this issue – Theresa May’s Deal, Labour’s “Jobs First” offering, a harder Brexit and People’s Vote/Remain, just days before MP’s historic vote on 11th December.
24 Dec 2018
Channel 5 Christmas Special Celebrates Tommy Cooper
Produced by ITN Productions, the affectionate look back at Tommy Cooper’s life and career is full of classic routines and sketches along with some rare gems from the archives.