Speaker Biography

Brent Montgomery

TitleCEO, ITV America
BioAs CEO of ITV America, Brent Montgomery oversees ITV’s US portfolio, which includes ITV Entertainment, Leftfield Pictures, Loud TV, Outpost Entertainment, Sirens Media, Gurney Productions, High Noon Entertainment and Thinkfactory Media; production deals with companies including Kingdom Reign and Red Bandit Media; and talent-driven partnerships with such luminaries as Michael Strahan, John Cena, Bethenny Frankel, Lara Spencer, La La Anthony, Kenny Smith and Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith, and others. As the largest independent producer of non-scripted content in the US, ITV America produces more than 800 hours of content and 100 programs, working in partnership with more than 40 networks.

Montgomery began his career in unscripted television with stints on such series as The Bachelor, Wife Swap and Blind Date. His company, Leftfield Pictures, sold its first series (The Principal’s Office) in 2008 and grew rapidly, adding myriad series and hundreds of programming hours to its roster, including the industry-defining franchise Pawn Stars, which launched on History in 2009 and spawned the “hidden treasures” genre of programming.

Leveraging the massive success of Pawn Stars, in 2013 Montgomery created Leftfield Entertainment, the first US “indie” production company, acquiring Sirens Media (The Real Housewives of New Jersey) and launching Loud TV (Tiny House Nation) and Outpost Entertainment (Forged in Fire). In 2014, ITV acquired a majority stake in Leftfield Entertainment; the deal was completed in 2015, at which time Montgomery became CEO of ITV America.

Current ITV America shows include Fixer Upper (HGTV); Hell’s Kitchen, American Grit and the upcoming music event series The Four (FOX); Killing Fields (Discovery); The First 48 (A&E); Tiny House Nation and Food Porn (FYI); The Real Housewives of New Jersey (Bravo); Duck Dynasty (A&E); Pawn Stars, Alone and Forged in Fire (History); Cake Boss (TLC); Marriage Boot Camp (WE tv); and the new Queer Eye (Netflix).