ITV’s MD is keynote speaker at SPAA conference
[Release by SPAA]
SPAA has confirmed that Lee Bartlett, Managing Director of ITV Global Content will be a keynote speaker at the annual Conference being held 12 to 15 November at the Sheraton Mirage Resort on Queensland’s Gold Coast. He will speak on the globalisation of the television business and the growing importance of the internet and other new forms of program delivery on Thursday 13 November at 5pm.
Lee Bartlett is a senior media executive with over 15 years experience in managing business affairs and production matters including negotiation of high level production deals and content acquisition.
Before joining ITV in April 2008, Bartlett served as Executive Vice President for Business Affairs for the US broadcaster FOX and was responsible for managing the network’s business affairs and production departments while overseeing a $1 billion programming budget. He spent close to ten years at the News Corporation-owned FOX. In addition to negotiating all entertainment related deals for FOX, he was largely responsible for overseeing the business relationship with the partners involved in American Idol, FOX’s most important television asset and America’s top programme.
He also spent five years at the Fox Networks Group as Executive Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs, working with all entertainment cable networks. During this period, Bartlett helped launch four new digital cable channels for the group, while innovating new economic models for the cable arena. He negotiated programming and talent deals for FX’s award winning dramas, The Shield and Nip/Tuck; Damages; and Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominated dramas Rescue Me and The Riches. He also negotiated deals for all of the critically acclaimed programming on National Geographic Channel.
ITV Global Content is ITV’s content division bringing together all of ITV’s UK and international production and content businesses. ITV Productions is one of Europe’s leading commercial production companies producing more than 3,000 hours of original programming each year.
Granada Productions Australia is a fully-owned subsidiary of ITV plc and is a leading television producer of programming across all genres for Australian television, as well as international markets.