ITV America Names New Programming Heads for Both Coasts


ITV America has promoted Jordana Hochman to executive VP and head of East Coast programming for ITV Creative, while Jason Carey has been hired as executive VP and head of West Coast programming for ITV Creative.

ITV Creative is the in-house production group that handles all production on ITV America shows from companies such as ITV Entertainment, Leftfield Pictures, Loud TV, Sirens Media and Outpost Entertainment, among others.

Hochman and Carey, respectively, will oversee production of all shows, with East Coast-based programs originating from the company’s New York City offices and West Coast-based content from ITV America’s headquarters in Sherman Oaks, California. They report to ITV America President David George.

Hochman transitions to ITV Creative after having played several key roles at Leftfield Entertainment, Loud TV and Leftfield Pictures, which she first joined in 2013 as VP of programming. Carey joins ITV America from Red Bull Media House, where he was head of original programming U.S.

George commented, “As ITV America has grown, we’ve looked to the industry’s most talented producers and executives to navigate an increasingly complex landscape that demands robust creativity on the programming side, and innovative solutions for production. Both Jordana and Jason have these qualities in abundance, and we’re thrilled that they are teaming up to serve our buyers and partners on both coasts.”

Additionally, ITV America veteran Tonko Soljan has been promoted to senior VP of business affairs for ITV Creative, overseeing business affairs for ITV Entertainment, Leftfield Pictures, Loud TV, Sirens Media and Outpost Entertainment. Tennessee Edwards joins the company in a new role at ITV America. As executive producer, business development and branded content, he will help oversee the group’s branded entertainment initiatives, monetizing existing rights and establishing new revenue streams for the company.