ITN has recruited Edurne Bengoa to the role of director of post production, taking over the role previously held by Olly Strous.
Bengoa joins from Tinopolis Group, where she headed up post-production facilities across London and Glasgow for close to a decade.
During her time there she has led the upgrade of both sites to accommodate the work of the multiple production companies within the group, covering genres from factual to sport.
Prior to Tinopolis, Bengoa held several management positions in post facilities in Soho, as well as spending nine years at BBC Studioworks.
She will take up her new role with ITN from July.
Bengoa said: “I am hugely excited to be joining ITN to lead such an amazing team that delivers award-winning content in the UK and globally. Having visited Gray’s Inn Road several times now, I am extremely impressed by the talent in Post Production, what the team delivers and the facilities on offer. I am looking forward to building on the team’s success and growing the business further.”
Bengoa takes over from Strous who held the post for more than eight years, growing the edit portfolio from four suites to 78 (on-site and remote). He leaves ITN to take up the post of chief technology officer at Zinc Media Group.
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During 2020, Strous orchestrated the company’s move to remote editing during the pandemic with more than 120 edits in operation on-site at GIR and remotely, servicing both internal and external clients and delivering record levels of content.
ITN chief executive Deborah Turness said: “Under Olly’s leadership ITN Post Production has firmly established itself in the market with an accelerating growth trajectory, servicing productions globally with its array of editing and audio services. This area of ITN has huge potential and opportunities lying ahead of it, and we’re in a strong position to continue this growth story with someone of Edurne’s calibre at the helm.”
As well as its daily news programmes for ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, ITN produces over 650 hours year of non-news, unscripted content for UK and International broadcasters including ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, the BBC, Netflix, Discovery, Amazon and NBC while its sport division is production partner for World Athletics and was the host broadcaster for the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha.
ITN Post Production routinely services productions for all the major broadcasters and many production companies. Titles over the last year include The Secrets of the Krays for BritBox and Doctors of War for Channel 5.