Julian Bellamy is Managing Director of ITV Studios, one of the leading distributors and independent producers in the world; the largest commercial production company in the UK and the largest independent producer of non-scripted content in America.
The Studios Group has production bases in 12 countries with over 50 creative production labels around the world making over 8,900 hours of original content every year. ITV Studios’ diverse slate of hit shows, created and produced by award-winning production labels part of ITV Studios, includes: Bodyguard, Queer Eye, I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here, The Voice, Saturday Night Takeaway, Cold Feet, Educating Cardiff; The Chase, Come Dine With Me, Hell’s Kitchen, University Challenge, Line of Duty, The Graham Norton Show, 24 Hours in A&E, Victoria, Vanity Fair, Emmerdale and the world’s longest running soap opera Coronation Street.
Julian joined ITV from Discovery Networks International where, as Creative Director and Head of Commissioning, he ran production and development across 200 countries, with commissioning teams in five international bases.
He was previously Head of Channel 4 managing over 2000 hours of original programming a year including Undercover Boss, One Born Every Minute and This is England.
Julian is also a former Head of E4 and BBC3 Channel Controller, he began his career as a current affairs producer/director.