Former Jerry Bruckheimer TV SVP Michael Azzolino is moving to ITV Studios America as EVP Creative Affairs. Based in Los Angeles, Azzolino will oversee development and current operations for the growing roster of scripted television programming produced by ITV Studios in the U.S. market. He begins his new job on June 13, reporting to Philippe Maigret, President, ITV Studios America.
“Michael will bring with him deep relationships in the creative community and his considerable experience in the development and production of hit television programming,” said Maigret. “I am thrilled that he will be joining the ITV Studios America team as we build a creatively and commercially ambitious scripted TV business.”
Azzolino most recently served as Senior Vice President, Jerry Bruckheimer Television, where he was responsible for all aspects of new project development, pilots and current series production. During his 11 years with the company, he has worked on series such as Lucifer, the CSI franchise, Hostages, Without a Trace, Cold Case, Dark Blue and most recently CBS’ upcoming drama Training Day.
Azzolino began his career at NBC before joining WB Television Network and eventually transitioning to CBS Productions as Director, Drama Series where he oversaw drama development and current programming for the in-house studio.
ITV Studios America’s production slate includes Texas Rising (History) and Good Witch (Hallmark Channel), now in its second season. The studio also is currently developing scripted projects with One Two Punch, Hoodlum and Assembly Entertainment.