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Attraction Hires VP of English Scripted Content


Attraction has appointed Ian Whitehead as its new VP of English scripted content.

Whitehead, who has produced over 150 hours of scripted television, will begin his new role on January 15. Over the course of his career, Whitehead has worked on several international productions, including Versailles, Fungus the Bogeyman and The Good Sister. He has produced across drama, comedy series, miniseries, feature films and over 50 television movies, earning over 20 nominations, including BAFTA Children’s and Canadian Screen Awards.

Further, Whitehead has collaborated with such broadcasters as the BBC, ITV, Amazon Studios, CBC and ABC and co-produced with several countries, including the U.K., France, New Zealand, Australia, Belgium and South Africa.

Whitehead said: “I am thrilled to be joining the vibrant team at Attraction and eager to create irresistible television for the national and international markets with the creative community.”

Richard Speer, president of Attraction, added: “It is a real pleasure to announce Ian’s arrival at Attraction. His impressive track record and extensive international experience will be a great asset to Attraction as we look to strengthen our global presence. The entire team is excited about this major addition that will help us make our mark in the English-speaking market!”

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