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About Heath Banks

Heath Banks serves as EVP, Operations for ITV America, overseeing production, post and operations for more than a dozen ITV America companies and production labels.

In 2012, Banks joined Leftfield Pictures (now an ITV America company) as EVP, production, where he ran production for the company’s slate of shows, including long-running classics such as Pawn Stars and Counting Cars; in 2015, he helped to launch FOX’s American Grit with John Cena.

Subsequent to ITV’s 2014 acquisition of Leftfield Entertainment, Banks became Chief Operating Officer ITV Creative, the production and operations arm of the ITV America group. There, he helped to create efficiencies and workflows to facilitate the rapid growth of the company’s ever-expanding programming slate, which includes the hit series The Four: Battle for Stardom for FOX and Netflix’s new Queer Eye.

Previously, Banks was with Pilgrim Studios where he served as SVP, Production, managing a long-running slate of iconic shows that included American Chopper, The Ultimate Fighter, Ghost Hunters and Dirty Jobs, which he produced and for which he also was nominated for an Emmy in 2007.