ITV STUDIOS FESTIVAL TO SHOWCASE A STRONG DRAMA & FORMATS LINE UP

ITV Studios Festival is set to return with a day-long virtual event on May 19, providing clients with personalised digital experiences, showcasing some of the most hotly-anticipated drama series and formats.

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ITV Studios Festival is set to return with a day-long virtual event on May 19, providing clients with personalised digital experiences, showcasing some of the most hotly-anticipated drama series and formats.

Virtual sessions will feature top creatives, interviews and clips to help clients take a deeper dive into up-coming hit shows, including stylish spy drama “Harry Palmer: The Ipcress Files” (Altitude Film); evocative four-part series “The Long Call” (SIlverprint Pictures) and crime thriller “The Tower” (Windhover Films/Mammoth Screen). Plus, there will be details of new formats such as high-octane physical game show “The Void” (Gameface) and an exciting new relationship competition series called “I’d Do Anything for Love… But I Won’t Do That” (Nobody’s Hero), based on the iconic hit by Meat Loaf.

ITV Studios is also launching “Drama Festival Extra,” a destination that will offer clients even more insight into brand new programmes, with access to extra exclusive content on demand. Moreover, ITV Studios’ catalogue will also be available online at itvstudios.com

The day’s agenda will also incorporate a number of special sessions, including: “Harry Palmer: The Ipcress File Session,” with cast members and the makers of this stylish and tense spy thriller; “World Productions' Showtrial & Karen Pirie Sessions,” with Simon Heath, CEO and Creative Director; and “Fresh Formats Session,” which will give the floor to the creators and producers behind brand-new titles.

“We are thrilled to be able to give this exclusive insight to our wealth of new titles. It’s an impressive slate of programmes and ITV Studios Festival lets us showcase the incredible breadth of creative talent we have working with us at ITV Studios,”  commented Julie Meldal-Johnsen, EVP Global Content at ITV Studios.

Maarten Meijs, President Global Entertainment at ITV Studios, added: “We are delighted to showcase our newest formats during this festival. We have a creative pipeline filled with new content - with almost all our shows now in production or going back in production soon. We have an amazing slate filled with fresh and exciting content ready to bring to the market”.

ITV Studios Festival lets us showcase the incredible breadth of creative talent we have working with us at ITV Studios” Julie Meldal-Johnsen EVP Global Content at ITV Studios