As chief creative officer at ITV America, David Eilenberg is responsible for guiding the company’s creative strategy, leveraging intellectual property, and identifying and managing emerging cable, broadcast and digital platform growth opportunities across the group’s six vertical production labels, including ITV Entertainment, Leftfield Pictures, Sirens Media, Thinkfactory Media, High Noon Entertainment and Good Caper Content. He also works closely with ITV’s UK-based team to exploit a range of formats for US development and production.
Previously, Eilenberg was president of ITV Entertainment, where, since March 2016, he guided the company’s content creation, including development, programming and production across a range of genres (as CCO, he maintains creative oversight of ITV Entertainment).
Among the series Eilenberg spearheaded for ITVE are Netflix’s global phenomenon Queer Eye (for which he’s earned multiple Emmy Awards); CBS’s Love Island; FOX’s long-running Hell’s Kitchen (seasons 19 and 20 upcoming) and The Four: Battle for Stardom; A&E’s The First 48 (now in Season 21); The Job Interview for CNBC; and TLC’s Four Weddings; among others.
Prior to ITV, Eilenberg was senior vice president of unscripted development, late night and specials at Turner, overseeing for TNT and TBS hit series including King of the Nerds, Cold Justice and Howie Mandel’s Deal with It, as well as late-night series CONAN, starring Conan O’Brien. Previously, Eilenberg was head of development and current programming for Mark Burnett Productions where he helped sell, develop and produce myriad popular and award-winning series, including The Voice, Shark Tank, The Bible and Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?, for which he received a Daytime Emmy nomination.
Also a prolific creator, writer and producer, Eilenberg was head writer on Weakest Link and a writer on Da Ali G Show. He also was co-director/producer of the critically acclaimed documentary On Common Ground, and co-created the series Dismissed.