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All3Media America names COO

UK-based production and distribution company All3Media has hired the former chief operating officer of independent production company Propagate to take up the same role at its US arm.

Ivan Garel-Jones

Veteran media and senior business affairs executive Ivan Garel-Jones is joining All3Media America having previously overseen all operations, business affairs and legal at Propagate.

Prior to joining Propagate in 2016, Garel-Jones was executive VP of business affairs at ITV Studios’ US group, now called ITV America.

There he was part of the team responsible for building the group through acquisitions, including that of Leftfield Entertainment.

Garel-Jones will report to Sara Geater, group COO of All3Media, who was recently given direct oversight of All3Media America, together with group CEO Jane Turton, ahead of the exit of All3Media America CEO Tim Pastore.

Previous COOs at All3Media America include Amy Hussey, who is currently head of production at Quibi, and Dan Donahue, who joined in 2017 and left in 2018 along with then CEO Greg Lipstone.

All3Media America’s studio is made up of 13 production companies. Its slate includes Undercover Boss (Studio Lambert for CBS), United Shades of America (Main Event Media for CNN) and Cash Cab (Lion TV for Bravo).

It also produces shows such as 24 Hours to Hell and Back with Gordon Ramsay (Studio Ramsay for Fox), Top Elf (Main Event Media for Nickelodeon), Chrisley Knows Best (Maverick TV for USA) and Flirty Dancing (Second Star for Fox).

This year, All3Media has received commissions from a range of US networks and platforms, including The Cube US (WarnerMedia), Punky Brewster (Peacock), Celebrity Watch Party (Fox), Eye Candy (Quibi) and Celebrity Call Center (E!).

Other deals have included The Circle US (Netflix), 12 Dates of Christmas (HBO Max), Expedition to the Edge (Discovery), Homestead Rescue: Home Sweet Homestead (Discovery) and The Hustler (ABC).

Turton said: “We have a major opportunity to develop our footprint in America and I am looking forward to working with Ivan, along with the US and UK teams, as we focus on building on the fantastic commercial success that has already been achieved.”

Headquartered in London, the All3Media group is made up of more than 40 companies based in Europe, the US, Asia and Australasia, producing over 3,500 hours of original content annually for broadcast, digital and theatrical release.

This includes titles such as 1917, Fleabag, Gogglebox, Three Identical Strangers, Call the Midwife, Gold Rush and Race Across the World.

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