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Since launching in 2018 as ITV America‘s true crime and investigation production arm, Good Caper Content has made a splash by creating innovative content and forging partnerships with top-tier talent and producers.

Building on ITV’s strong heritage of investigative shows, including A&E’s the First 48, Marcia Clark Investigates, and Discovery’s Killing Fields, Good Caper Content prides itself on telling real and riveting stories about truth and justice, and giving a voice to victims.

Based in Manhattan and Los Angeles, the Good Caper Content team boasts producers and developers with extensive experience in true crime and documentaries. Committed to standing up for truth and justice rather than impeding it, they have built a respected reputation and forged relationships with law enforcement agencies and experts across the country. Having been in the trenches with the families of homicide victims, survivors of sexual assaults, and investigators who can’t shake unsolved cases, Good Caper Content knows the importance of sharing these stories with care and integrity.

Good Caper has multiple series slated to premiere on Oxygen in 2021, as well as an upcoming launch on MTV and projects in the works with other networks and platforms including Netflix, CBS, and Starz, among others.

OUR TEAM

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KATHRYN VAUGHAN

President - Good Caper Content

A show runner with two decades of experience in the television industry, Kathryn Vaughan’s talents originated in sports, delving in as an Intern with Fox Sports Net. This position swiftly led to producing the critically acclaimed documentary series Beyond the Glory. Kathryn spent the next 10 years of her career creating heartfelt and award-winning unscripted content for ABC (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition) CBS (Hunted) Bravo (Millionaire Matchmaker) E!, NBC, TNT, and Oxygen.

Kathryn played a key role with the conception and creation of Cold Justice and Cold Justice: Sex Crimes (with Dick Wolf and Magical Elves). Her tenure there produced compelling content, featured acutely skillful solving of homicide and sexual assault cases, with many perpetrators being convicted for crimes which had previously gone cold for generations. Kathryn has been regularly tapped to consult for various crime-related programs, as someone whose expertise radiates both from a creative and a legal standpoint.
Vaughan is a graduate of Tufts University, a native of Connecticut, and a current resident of Southern California.

ALISON DAMMANN

Vice President, Development - Good Caper Content

An experienced unscripted development executive with prior tenures at notable production companies and digital media studios, Dammann was previously director of development at Vox Media Studios. Prior to Vox, she was on the development team at Mashable Studios, helping launch the company’s entertainment arm with a slate of 40+ original scripted and unscripted series, as well as 44 Blue Productions, where she first discovered her passion for investigative documentary programming.

Dammann began her career at Critical Content, helping develop series including MTV’s Catfish, Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race, and FOX’s Home Free. She has developed projects across every unscripted genre, for networks including Netflix, A&E, Discovery, MSNBC, and countless others.

A Seattle transport and USC graduate, Dammann never misses a chance to be outdoors, visit an estate sale, or go down a research rabbit hole.

IYA MEGRE

Manager, Development - Good Caper Content

A producer with unparalleled legal expertise, Megre previously worked in production for Delirio Films, a boutique documentary production company known for titles including SundanceTV’s No One Saw A Thing and History Channel’s Hunting Isis. In her tenure at Delirio, Megre worked on all aspects of production — from development through production and post-production — on projects such as Coded, Netflix’s The Playbook, and the upcoming Magic Johnson docuseries. Megre’s independent production work includes the series Sideways Smile, which screened at Austin Film Festival and Cinequest. Before working in television, Megre graduated from Yale Law School and worked as an attorney at a top-tier international law firm. Her legal practice centered on white-collar crime, detainee constitutional rights, and asylum cases.

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True Life Crime investigates the most harrowing true crime mysteries. These victims were young, the crimes against them were shocking, and haunting questions remain.

PREMIERE DATE:
JANUARY 15, 2020
AIR SCHEDULE:
WEEKLY
EPISODES PRODUCED:
9 EPISODES

Taken at Birth follows the story of Dr. Thomas Hicks, a small town Georgia doctor who illegally sold more than 200 babies from the back door of his clinic in the 1950’s and 60’s. Jane Blasio has been trying to uncover the mysteries of the Hicks clinic for over 30 years. She is joined by Lisa Joyner and Chris Jacobs as they try to bring closure to those stolen babies desperately searching for their true identities and birth families.

The series originally aired on TLC but is currently available for streaming on Hulu

PREMIERE DATE:
OCTOBER 9, 2019
AIR SCHEDULE:
OCTOBER 9, 2019 – OCTOBER 11, 2019
EPISODES PRODUCED:
3 EPISODES

Good Caper Content is in production on two exciting new series for Oxygen. Stay Tuned!

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Tisha Campbell Teams with ITV’s Good Caper Content to Develop Human Trafficking Non-Fiction Series

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Exclusive: Vox’s Alison Dammann boards Good Caper as VP of development

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Good Caper’s Kathryn Vaughan on TLC’s “Taken at Birth”, producing true crime

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Exclusive: Good Caper locks deal with history-making South Fulton, GA court

By: Barry Walsh
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ITV America Launches Crime Label in Move to Specialize Its Many Shingles (Exclusive)

By: Michael O’Connell
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ITV America launches crime prodco

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ITV America creates crime content unit, names entertainment EVP

By: Barry Walsh

EXCLUSIVEToni Rivera, an activist and human-trafficking survivor who has single-handedly rescued more than 1,500 trafficked individuals, is the inspiration for a new unscripted series.

My Wife and Kids star Tisha Campbell, who is the co-lead opposite Lucy Liu in ABC’s Untitled Workplace Comedy pilot from Better with You creator Shana Goldberg-Meehan, and Andrew Jameson, who produced the first season of Starz’ Power, have teamed with ITV America production company Good Caper Content to develop the series.

A victim of trafficking at a young age, Rivera has dedicated her life to helping women and children who have been sexually exploited in the United States. Employing her first-hand knowledge, Rivera works with concerned families across the country to rescue and reacclimatise loved ones who have been victimized. She’s helped more than 2,000 families and survivors within the last three years

The untitled series, which does not yet have a network, will focus on her efforts to reintegrate trafficked individuals into society, using her connections on the street and support from victims’ friends and families to help.

Campbell and Rivera will executive produce the series, alongside Good Caper Content President Kathryn Vaughan and Jameson.

Good Caper Content was set up in 2018 and is focused on crime and investigative programming. Series include TLC’s Taken at Birth and MTV’s True Life: Crime.

“When life hits us hard, sometimes we break,” said Rivera. “We are all broken crayons, yet we all still color. It’s my hope that this new series, and the stories featured, will help people in need across the country come to this realization.”

“After watching an interview with Toni, I immediately reached out to see how I could help her bring awareness to this heartbreaking issue,” said Campbell. “Statistics show that a child is taken by human traffickers every two and a half hours. It’s real and it happens in every community, from Beverly Hills to Harlem, to young women, men and children. Toni shows bravery and resilience while combating this crisis by rescuing individuals from a world she too was part of, and it’s the reason she’s referred to as the ‘modern-day Harriet Tubman.’ It’s an absolute privilege to be able to work with her on this project.”

“Through her work, Toni confronts real danger, encounters devastating loss and faces her own trauma in order to liberate and inspire others,” added Vaughan. “These are the types of stories that Good Caper was created to tell, and we’re honored to collaborate with Toni as she continues on her selfless mission to save lives and restore hope.”

Good Caper Content, the true crime and investigation arm of ITV America, part of ITV Studios, has appointed Alison Dammann as vice president of development.

Dammann (pictured) is based in Los Angeles and reports to Good Caper president Kathryn Vaughan.

She will be working across Good Caper’s slate — which includes TLC’s three-part special Taken at Birth and MTV’s new docuseries True Life: Crime — developing and shepherding a range of projects in the crime and investigation space.

Dammann was previously director of development at Vox Media Studios, where she created and led original projects for Facebook Watch, Sundance TV, YouTube Originals, Participant Media and more. Prior to that, she was director of development at Mashable Studios, helping to launch the media company’s entertainment arm and a slate of original scripted and unscripted series for digital and linear platforms.

She has also held positions at 44 Blue Productions and Critical Content, where she launched her career.

“Alison shares our passion for carefully and authentically telling these often challenging crime and investigative stories, and we’re so excited to welcome her to the Good Caper team,” said Vaughan in a statement.

“Her dexterity and experience across a host of subject matter and content mediums is a massive asset, as we continue to bolster our slate with crime content that broadens and redefines the genre. It’s going to be an exciting road ahead, and we couldn’t be happier to have Alison along for the ride.”

ITV America’s true crime- and investigation-focused production house, Good Caper Content, is firing on all cylinders since its launch just over a year ago.

The company’s latest production, Taken at Birth, premieres tonight (Oct. 9) on Discovery-owned channel TLC, further cementing its brand of programming.

“True crime is definitely a big part of our ethos here at Good Caper, it’s our North Star,” Kathryn Vaughan (pictured), the prodco’s president, tells Realscreen. “That can mean a whole host of subject matter. It doesn’t just have to mean what you think of when you think of true crime traditionally.”

Taken at Birthwhich TLC previously announced, tells the story of the more than 200 babies illegally sold or given away from the back steps of a small-town Georgia clinic run by Thomas J. Hicks in the 1950s and ’60s.

The news broke in 1997 that Hicks was alleged to have spearheaded the black-market baby ring. Many of those children, known as the “Hicks Babies,” are still desperately searching for their origins.

“We actually had some great producing partners of ours bring this story back up to our attention a couple of years back,” Vaughan says. “As soon as we had this opportunity to explore and potentially make some headway in giving some of these Hicks Babies answers, it was really a no brainer.”

Jane Blasio (pictured below, center), the youngest of the known babies, leads the investigation with TLC’s Long Lost Family co-hosts Lisa Joyner (right) and Chris Jacobs (left).

The trio team up to investigate lingering questions, reunite families and help the Hicks Babies find closure.

“We’re so lucky to have such incredible producing partners with TLC. They loved the show right from the jump when we brought it to them,” Vaughan says. “Lisa and Chris, who obviously have such a broad range of experience in these incredibly emotional topics, are wonderful with these family members.”

Blasio, Joyner and Jacobs undertake conventional DNA searchers, door-to-door investigations and a mausoleum search. Though, the hosts and the Good Caper team were met with a number of obstacles, namely locating missing family members without any known medical records.

Vaughan adds Good Caper had to be cognizant of the impact the investigation could have on the Hicks Babies, adding another layer of responsibility for producers.

“They’re going through this really incredible journey and incredibly emotional journey by themselves, with their families, however it looks for them, and we’re focusing on that and documenting that for a program, but we’re also living it with them,” she says. “Making TV is really hard, but that makes it even more challenging when you’re always making sure that you’re doing right by the folks that you’re working with.”

Good Caper, with a number of titles now under its belt, is pursuing and producing a wide range of investigative programs, documentaries, limited series and full series.

“We really started pitching last September in full force and I will say, for one year in the books, we all feel really good about where things are heading,” Vaughan says. “We’ve had a lot of success getting projects started with networks that we had great experiences with and then also meeting new networks and starting to target our development for them. There’s really exciting things on the horizon for Good Caper.”

Taken at Birth airs Oct. 9 through Oct. 11 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET/PT.

Vaughan, Bernie Schaeffer and Chaney Moon are executive producers for Good Caper. Executive producers for TLC are Howard LeeAlon OrsteinJason SarlanisJennifer Gordon, Gabriela Tavakoli and John Hein.

“We had so much success in season one in bringing people together, which I’m so proud for people to see, but when we think about what could happen after it airs — the possibilities just make us really excited,” Vaughan says. “We hope that a lot of eyeballs tune in and watch the show and that there are even more reunions to come.”

Good Caper Content, the true crime programming division of ITV America, has penned an exclusive development deal with the women who lead the municipal court of Atlanta suburb, South Fulton.

The one-year-old suburb boasts a unique municipal court in that it is entirely staffed by African American women. Good Caper will develop and produce an unscripted docuseries focusing on the women and their families, as well as on the people coming through the South Fulton Municipal Court.

Good Caper Content president Kathryn Vaughan (pictured) will executive produce the series, tentatively titled Women in Black.

Featured in the series will be Chief Judge Tiffany Carter Sellers; solicitor LaDawn “LBJ” Jones; public defender Viveca Famber Powell; and legal intern Bianca Webb. They, and their colleagues, form the municipal court serving an area that comprises roughly 100,000 residents – 90% of whom are African American.

South Fulton is one of Georgia’s newest cities, with its residents voting to become a chartered city in May of 2017. According to a CNN online feature on the municipal court team, the court was active by January of 2018 and all of the women on the team are the first hires in their positions in South Fulton’s history.

“The women of South Fulton are redefining what the criminal justice system can do for its citizens – at times, employing unconventional approaches and tactics in order to best serve their community,” said Good Caper’s Vaughan in a statement. “Their story is quite remarkable, and we look forward to sharing their lives and day-to-day courtroom experiences, as well as capturing the birth and establishment of a young American city.”

“Building a new city’s criminal justice system from the ground up is a challenge within itself. Being the first court run by all women, and the first court run by all African Americans, gives us the unique opportunity to build a system that restores our community’s belief in criminal justice. We are thrilled to partner with Kathryn and Good Caper and feel this powerful story is in the best of hands,” said Sellers, Jones and Powell in a joint statement.

Good Caper Content (run by Kathryn Vaughan) will cater to the growing number of buyers for crime programming, as CEO David George looks to give his company’s many acquisitions better brand identity in a busy market.

ITV America wants to give buyers two things they’re anxious for: crime shows, and clarity in a crowded and confusing marketplace.
The stateside arm of the U.K. TV giant is looking to better define its many labels as buckets for specific genres, under newly minted CEO David George, including the launch of Good Caper Content — a shingle dedicated to crime programming.

“I’ve got all these different production companies, and the marketplace needs to know what each is best-in-class at,” George, who was promoted to the top post in January, tells The Hollywood Reporter. “We need to define what ITV means in the U.S.”

Good Caper will cater to an aggressively growing segment of the market, one that prompted Oxygen to rebrand as a crime-exclusive network in 2017. Veteran unscripted producer Kathryn Vaughan (Oxygen’s Cold Justice) will serve as president, running point on all of the company’s crime and investigation programming, starting with A&E series Marcia Clark Investigates the First 48 and Discovery’s Killing Fields. The two series were originally developed by other ITV-owned labels, ITV Entertainment (Marcia Clark) and Sirens Media (Killing Fields). “Crime isn’t just one type of show,” added George. “There are so many categories within crime. That’s what creates this big appetite for it.”
Indeed, crime is a sprawling genre — fully populating Oxygen and Investigation Discovery, in addition to a slew of other cable networks. There’s also been a wave of true-crime documentary fare, from HBO’s The Jinx to Netflix’s Making a Murderer and Wild Wild Country, that have found huge success in dancing alongside the crime space.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of creating Good Caper, a destination for telling real and riveting stories in an authentic way, without judgment or influence,” said Vaughan, who will report directly to ITV America CCO David Eilenberg, in a statement. “The team at ITV America is second to none and I could not be more gratified to be in business with some of the most creative minds in our industry.”

Good Caper, already in development on future projects with Dick Wolf and Clark, also counts Sirens co-founder Valerie Haselton as a senior adviser.
ITV America’s other labels will now exclusively serve their own verticals, with Leftfield Pictures (History’s Pawn Stars) a resource for male-skewing efforts, ITV Entertainment (Netflix’s Queer Eye) focusing on formats with broader appeal and shiny-floor shows (Fox’s The Four), Sirens (Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey) targeting women, and High Noon (HGTV’s Fixer Upper) operating in the lifestyles and home space.
George, who also just tapped longtime Mark Burnett executive Alex Dundas exec vp ITV Entertainment, is still plotting on how to better define other ITV labels — which include Thinkfactory Media (WE’s Mama June) and Outpost Entertainment (History’s Forged in Fire) — in the overarching strategy to rethink the way the company operates in the U.S.
“When ITV first came to the States, it was like a lot of U.K. companies trying to create a bridge over the ocean to get their formats sold here,” says George. “As time has gone by, and all of these other unscripted buyers have popped up, and we’ve acquired all of these other companies, we can be something new and exciting.”

ITV America is launching a crime-focused production arm and has hired the executive producer of Cold Justice to oversee it, while also adding an industry veteran from MGM to its ITV Entertainment staff.

Good Caper Content will be devoted entirely to crime and investigative programming, with Kathryn Vaughan named as the shingle’s president.

Vaughan, who executive produced TNT and Oxygen series Cold Justice, will build and run the new unit, reporting to ITV America chief creative officer David Eilenberg.

Existing crime content produced by ITV America’s various production labels will move under the Good Caper banner, including new A&E series Marcia Clark Investigates The First 48, produced by ITV Entertainment, and Discovery’s Killing Fields, which is produced by Sirens Media.

Good Caper Content, which gets its name from law enforcement jargon meaning an especially impressive police action, will also create original programming and is currently in development on projects with Dick Wolf, Marcia Clark (via her production deal with ITV America) and others.

The label already has several projects set up with A&E and Oxygen, and deals with other networks and streaming platforms are pending.

Sirens Media co-founder and executive producer Valerie Haselton, creative consultant at ITV America, will be a senior advisor to Good Caper Content.

Meanwhile, ITV America’s non-scripted production group ITV Entertainment has hired Alex Dundas as executive VP.

Dundas will also report to Eilenberg when he joins later this summer to lead creative development at the firm, which is behind the successful Queer Eye reboot for Netflix.

He was most recently senior VP of unscripted development and current programming at MGM Television under Mark Burnett and Barry Poznick, helping to develop and oversee series including Steve Harvey’s Funderdrome (ABC), Signed (VH1) and Total Knockout (CBS).

Dundas was previously creative director and president of UK operations for Burnett’s United Artists Media Group, shepherding hits like The Apprentice UK (BBC) and How’d You Get So Rich? (Channel 4). He also served as head of factual for Reef Television.

ITV America wants to give buyers two things they’re anxious for: crime shows, and clarity in a crowded and confusing marketplace.
The stateside arm of the U.K. TV giant is looking to better define its many labels as buckets for specific genres, under newly minted CEO David George, including the launch of Good Caper Content — a shingle dedicated to crime programming.

“I’ve got all these different production companies, and the marketplace needs to know what each is best-in-class at,” George, who was promoted to the top post in January, tells The Hollywood Reporter. “We need to define what ITV means in the U.S.”

Good Caper will cater to an aggressively growing segment of the market, one that prompted Oxygen to rebrand as a crime-exclusive network in 2017. Veteran unscripted producer Kathryn Vaughan (Oxygen’s Cold Justice) will serve as president, running point on all of the company’s crime and investigation programming, starting with A&E series Marcia Clark Investigates the First 48 and Discovery’s Killing Fields. The two series were originally developed by other ITV-owned labels, ITV Entertainment (Marcia Clark) and Sirens Media (Killing Fields). “Crime isn’t just one type of show,” added George. “There are so many categories within crime. That’s what creates this big appetite for it.”
Indeed, crime is a sprawling genre — fully populating Oxygen and Investigation Discovery, in addition to a slew of other cable networks. There’s also been a wave of true-crime documentary fare, from HBO’s The Jinx to Netflix’s Making a Murderer and Wild Wild Country, that have found huge success in dancing alongside the crime space.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of creating Good Caper, a destination for telling real and riveting stories in an authentic way, without judgment or influence,” said Vaughan, who will report directly to ITV America CCO David Eilenberg, in a statement. “The team at ITV America is second to none and I could not be more gratified to be in business with some of the most creative minds in our industry.”

Good Caper, already in development on future projects with Dick Wolf and Clark, also counts Sirens co-founder Valerie Haselton as a senior adviser.
ITV America’s other labels will now exclusively serve their own verticals, with Leftfield Pictures (History’s Pawn Stars) a resource for male-skewing efforts, ITV Entertainment (Netflix’s Queer Eye) focusing on formats with broader appeal and shiny-floor shows (Fox’s The Four), Sirens (Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey) targeting women, and High Noon (HGTV’s Fixer Upper) operating in the lifestyles and home space.
George, who also just tapped longtime Mark Burnett executive Alex Dundas exec vp ITV Entertainment, is still plotting on how to better define other ITV labels — which include Thinkfactory Media (WE’s Mama June) and Outpost Entertainment (History’s Forged in Fire) — in the overarching strategy to rethink the way the company operates in the U.S.
“When ITV first came to the States, it was like a lot of U.K. companies trying to create a bridge over the ocean to get their formats sold here,” says George. “As time has gone by, and all of these other unscripted buyers have popped up, and we’ve acquired all of these other companies, we can be something new and exciting.”

ITV America is expanding its production labels and bringing in new leadership for key roles.

The U.S. group of businesses for UK-based ITV is forming a crime and investigation development and production unit, named Good Caper Content and headed by industry veteran Kathryn Vaughan.

Vaughan, most recently exec producer of the TNT and Oxygen series Cold Justice, will build and run the new division, reporting to ITV America chief creative officer David Eilenberg.

Existing crime content produced by ITV America’s production labels will now reside under the Good Caper banner. These include new A&E series Marcia Clark Investigates the First 48, produced by ITV Entertainment, and Discovery’s Killing Fields, produced by Sirens Media and executive producers Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson.

The unit will also create original programming and is currently in development on projects with Dick Wolf, Marcia Clark and others. The label already has projects underway with A&E and Oxygen, and ITV America says deals with other nets and streamers are pending.

Sirens Media co-founder and executive producer Valerie Haselton, creative consultant at ITV America, will be a senior advisor to Good Caper Content.

“[Vaughan’s] knowledge and expertise dealing with law enforcement, unique understanding of the media issues surrounding often brutal and controversial circumstances, and her sensitivity in bringing important stories to light have made her one of the most respected and in-demand producers in the space,” said ITV America CEO David George in a statement.

Meanwhile, ITV America has named former MGM Entertainment unscripted SVP Alex Dundas (pictured, right) as EVP for ITV Entertainment, where he will report to Eilenberg, who formerly ran the division.

Dundas will join the company this summer to lead creative development at ITV Entertainment, whose current series include Queer Eye for Netflix, Hell’s Kitchen and The Four: Battle for Stardomfor Fox; The First 48 and Marcia Clark Investigates the First 48 for A&E, among others.

While working with Mark Burnett and Barry Poznick at MGM, Dundas helped to develop and oversee such series as Steve Harvey’s Funderdrome (ABC), Signed (VH1), iHeart Summer (AT&T/DirectTV), Total Knockout (CBS) and The Contender (Epix). He previously was creative director and president of UK operations for Burnett’s United Artists Media Group and also served as head of factual for Reef Television.

“Alex is a gifted executive, producer and director whose vision and execution at the highest levels have made their mark on many of our industry’s biggest global formats,” said Eilenberg in a statement. “Throughout an impressive career, he has meticulously honed his sense of what makes for pulse-pounding captivating television, in the U.S. and around the world.”

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