ITV America has launched Good Caper Content, a new development and production unit for crime and investigative programming, which will be led by seasoned TV exec and producer Kathryn Vaughan (Cold Justice) as president.
Vaughan will work under David Eilenberg, ITV America’s chief creative officer. She will build and manage the new division, with existing crime content made by ITV America’s production labels shifting under the Good Caper banner. These include A&E’s Marcia Clark Investigates the First 48, produced by ITV Entertainment, and Discovery’s Killing Fields, made by Sirens Media.
Good Caper will also create original programming and is currently in development on projects with Dick Wolf and Marcia Clark, among others. The unit already has a number of projects lined up with A&E and Oxygen. Valerie Haselton, co-founder and executive producer at Sirens Media, and creative consultant at ITV America, will serve as a senior advisor to Good Caper Content.
ITV America CEO David George said: “In no other genre are the stakes as high as in crime and investigation programming, which is why Kathryn, whose name is synonymous with crime content, is the perfect choice to lead this label. Her knowledge and expertise dealing with law enforcement, unique understanding of the media issues surrounding often brutal and controversial circumstances, and her sensitivity in bringing important stories to light have made her one of the most respected and in-demand producers in the space. We know she will instill confidence in buyers continuing to explore crime and investigation content for their viewers, and we are excited to have her as part of the ITV America family.”
Vaughan noted: “I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of creating Good Caper, a destination for telling real and riveting stories in an authentic way, without judgment or influence. The team at ITV America is second to none and I could not be more gratified to be in business with some of the most creative minds in our industry.”
Meanwhile, Alex Dundas has been named executive VP of ITV America’s ITV Entertainment, effective this summer. Also reporting to Eilenberg, Dundas will oversee creative development at the production company. He most recently was senior VP of unscripted development and current programming at MGM Television. Before that, Dundas was creative director and president of U.K. operations for Mark Burnett’s United Artists Media Group. His producer and showrunner credits include Big Brother and Selling Houses on Channel 4.
Eilenberg added: “Alex is a gifted executive, producer and director whose vision and execution at the highest levels have made their mark on many of our industry’s biggest global formats. Throughout an impressive career, he has meticulously honed his sense of what makes for pulse-pounding, captivating television, in the U.S. and around the world. We are thrilled to have Alex at the helm of ITV Entertainment, leading the company’s distinctive series and talent initiatives at what is a demanding yet very exciting time in our business.”