Promotion for Micah Hewson

05 May, 2014 by Don Groves

Micah Hewson. 


ITV Studios Australia’s new head of content Ben Ulm has promoted Micah Hewson to head of development.

Hewson had served as executive producer, development, for ITV and its predecessor Granada Media Australia since 2010.

He was on the development team for Paddock to Plate, whose series 2 is in production for The LifeStyle Channel, River Cottage Australia and Please Marry My Boy!.

In previous roles at Southern Star and Endemol Southern Star he was a producer on the first six seasons of Big Brother Australia and he produced The ARIA Awards and Ready Steady Cook.

Ulm joined ITV after serving as head of factual Entertainment at WTFN where he was executive producer of The Living Room and Bondi Vet.

Hewson will work closely with Ulm and other genre heads to develop innovative programming and third party opportunities with broadcasters.

“I’m thrilled that Micah is stepping up to lead development for ITV Studios Australia. He has a natural talent for developing new programming concepts that are spot on trend, and that viewers gravitate to,” said ITV Studios MD Anita Jacoby.

Hewson said, "Being able to contribute to the growth of ITV through the development of new and innovative programming is something I look forward to seizing with both hands.”