Julie Meldal-Johnsen – ITV STUDIOS
Julie Meldal-Johnsen is EVP, Global Content at ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE), leading ITVS GE’s programme acquisitions, co-productions and content strategy along with managing the distributor’s relationships with producers.
Prior to this, Meldal-Johnsen was Senior Executive Vice President of Scripted and Business Development, ITV Studios America with responsibility for driving the growth strategy and business operations of ITV’s US scripted business. This included the management of ITV Studios America’s first look deals with One Two Punch and Hoodlum. In addition, Meldal-Johnsen oversaw, for ITV Studios America, the development and production of scripted projects across ITV America’s group of companies, including Good Witch (Hallmark Channel), Texas Rising (History) and the first season of Aquarius (NBC). Before this Meldal-Johnsen held a variety of senior roles at ITV including EVP, Operations, ITV Studios US Group, where she managed Group operations and implemented strategy and Director of Legal & Business Affairs, ITV Studios International. Meldal-Johnsen initially joined Carlton plc in 2001, which merged with Granada in 2004, to form ITV. Prior to that she trained and worked at London City law firm Theodore Goddard, specialising in Intellectual Property.