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Former Firecracker, Maverick exec Dan Gilmore joins ITN Productions

UK factual prodco ITN Productions has hired Dan Gilmore as a development executive.

Dan Gilmore

Gilmore, who previously worked as a development producer for rival unscripted prodcos Firecracker and Maverick, will work across the ITN slate.

Beginning the role next week, he will help to drive day-to-day development and will report to creative director Georgina Mantle as her deputy.

ITN has also promoted David Newman to senior development producer for international. Assuming the position on January 1, Newman will work with Ian Russell, head of international programmes, and exec producers Mike Griffiths and Bruce Kennedy on the company’s slate outside the UK.

ITN Productions has also started a recruitment process for a UK factual development producer.

Ian Rumsey, MD of television at ITN, said: “Following an unprecedented year, we’re delighted to welcome Dan to the team and see David join our international division. Both are huge talents.”

Mantle added: “Dan will be a real asset, bringing a wealth of creativity and experience to the development team, which continues to go from strength to strength.”

Gilmore said: “For years, I’ve watched ITN Productions’ award-winning output with a mixture of awe and reverence, so it is a huge honour to now be joining their talented development team. I can’t wait to get started.”

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