Ella Umansky

Vice President of Format Acquisitions
ITV Studios

Ella Umansky is ITV Studios' Vice President of Format Acquisitions, managing the flow of international formats and acquiring global content for both production and distribution. Most recently, she was responsible for the acquisition of brand-new entertainment format Queens For The Night, as well as securing pan-territory deals for survival series Alone and Couples Therapy.

Prior to her current role she was responsible for the global rollout of ITV Studios’ extensive slate of award-winning formats, including The Chase, I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, Hell’s Kitchen, Come Dine With Me and the international juggernaut Love Island.  

Ella has over 15 years' experience in the global formats business, also launching major brands for NBCUniversal before joining ITV Studios. 

Ella studied at the University of Cambridge and worked in both production and casting before specialising in global formats.