18 NOV 2021

David Davis to launch new scripted label 5 Acts Productions with ITV Studios

ITV Studios announced that David P. Davis, executive producer of the critically-acclaimed HBO and BBC drama “Industry,” is joining the group to launch 5 Acts Productions.

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ITV Studios announced that David P. Davis, executive producer of the critically-acclaimed HBO and BBC drama “Industry,” is joining the group to launch 5 Acts Productions, the first label under the umbrella of Patrick Spence’s scripted Studio.

Based in Cardiff, 5 Acts Productions will be led by Davis as Creative Director and will focus on producing diverse drama for the domestic and international markets. 5 Acts Productions becomes the first label to be established within Spence’s Studio which, as well as Spence developing and producing his own premium drama, was also set up to attract new talent to make their home there. International distribution for 5 Acts Productions will be handled by ITV Studios.

Davis joins from Bad Wolf where, in addition to "Industry," he worked across the development of an array of projects for a mix 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 some of the finest writers and directors in the UK today including Jack Thorne, David Farr, Toni Grisoni, Matthew Graham, Julian Jarrold, and Marc Munden.

"I’m thrilled to be joining ITV Studios 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,"  Davis 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,”  Patrick Spence added.

Julian Bellamy, Managing Director at ITV Studios, commented: "David joining us and launching the first label under Patrick's Studio is fantastic news. Having heard David describe his vision and ambitions for 5 Acts Productions, I'm really excited about what comes next".