As the SVP of Global Content, Non-Scripted at ITV Studios Global Entertainment, Cecilie Olsen heads up the non-scripted acquisitions team. Olsen also actively seeks out new third party co-production partners, as well as oversees the internal labels' non-scripted programming output for international distribution. Olsen is looking for shows that are bold, brave, noisy returnable franchises and highly commercial. Successes include 24 Hours in Police Custody, River Monsters, Criminal Confessions and Hells Kitchen.
With more than 18 years experience, Olsen previously held roles at Argonon International, where she was the SVP Sales & Acquisitions leading the international sales and acquisitions division, prior to this she was Director of Formats and Production at NBCUniversal International Studios - securinginternational format commissions for brands such as Queer Eye, Top Chef, Hollywood Game Night and Real Housewives. Olsen also had stints at TwoFour helping to set up their distribution division TwoFour Rights, Target Entertainment and Fox Sports International.