| In his new position, Livingstone will oversee launch,
branding and production issues related to SPTI's licensed formats
around the world, focusing on European, African and Middle Eastern
markets. Livingstone will report to Pye and will be based in London.
In making the announcement, Pye stated, "The addition of Philip
to the team further underscores SPTI's support of and expansion
in the formats arena. With Philip's success and experience in this
area, we have an even stronger team of talent with which to escalate
our format business, and I look
forward to working with him to augment the contributions of SPTI's
Paul Gilbert, Vice President of International Program Development
Sales, based in Los Angeles."
Most recently, Livingstone served as Head of International Production
at London-based Celador, the creators of Who Wants To Be a Millionaire,
with responsibility for overseeing the show's creative process in
all 102 countries where the show is now airing their own customised
Prior to Celador, Livingstone worked for ECM Productions as Head
of International Production, helping to sell and oversee such shows
as Lucky Numbers, Love at First Sight, Bzzz and
Wipeout worldwide. During his tenure with ECM Livingstone's
responsibilities included helping TV stations and production companies
make Who Wants To Be a Millionaire in Japan, India, Malaysia,
Columbia, Venezuela, Chile and Hong Kong.
As a freelance producer, Livingstone worked for such companies
as Grundy, Pearson and Central, producing the United Kingdom section
of the American Music Awards two years running as well as
many other entertainment programs. He has also worked for London
Weekend Television, where he produced such series as Pyramid Game
and Blind Date, and for the BBC.