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Industry exec producer David P Davis raises curtain on 5 Acts with ITVS

David P Davis, executive producer of HBO and BBC drama Industry, is launching a new UK scripted label with ITV Studios (ITVS) called 5 Acts Productions.

David P Davis

Based in Cardiff, 5 Acts becomes the first label to be established under the umbrella of Patrick Spence’s scripted studio at ITVS, which was set up to attract new talent as well as allowing Spence to develop and produce his own premium drama.

Davis will lead the venture as creative director and will focus on producing diverse drama for the domestic and international markets.

He joins from Bad Wolf where, in addition to Industry, he worked across the development of projects for a range of domestic and international broadcasters.

Prior to Bad Wolf, he worked for Left Bank on the Sony, Amazon and Channel 4 Philip K Dick drama Electric Dreams, working with writers and directors including Jack Thorne, David Farr, Toni Grisoni, Matthew Graham, Julian Jarrold and Marc Munden.

Previously, he worked on seasons eight and nine of Steven Moffat’s Doctor Who having started his career in the BBC’s Continuing Drama department, working across both Holby City and Casualty.

Davis said: “I’m thrilled to be joining ITVS to launch 5 Acts Productions. From the moment I started discussions with Patrick and Julian, I realised this was a unique opportunity to give diverse storytelling a natural home.

“I look forward to collaborating with writers and directors on their passion projects that might have been overlooked or misunderstood elsewhere. My focus will be on championing diversity in the purest sense of the word. I want to tell my stories, your stories, all stories, with great characters in 5 Acts.”

Patrick Spence said: “David represents everything we have been looking for: a passion for stories that have not yet been told, the talent to bring them to life and a vision for a new UK business that could actively enhance our industry.”

International distribution for 5 Acts Productions will be handled by ITVS.


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