Sky has taken a minority stake in Sugar Films, an independent production company founded by senior television professionals Kwadjo Dajan, Narinder Minhas, Lucy Pilkington, Nav Raman and Pat Younge. Former Discovery Networks International president and CEO Mark Hollinger will also take a stake in the company and become Chairman.
The investments by Sky and Mark Hollinger will support the co-founders of Sugar Films in the creation and delivery of scripted and non-scripted projects, both in the UK and internationally.
Founded in 2015, Sugar Films aims to produce bold, popular and provocative television and digital content for mainstream and diverse audiences. Sky’s international production and distribution business, Sky Vision, will become Sugar Films’ exclusive distribution partner, and will represent all new programmes and formats.
Jane Millichip, Managing Director, Sky Vision commented: “Sugar Films is a dynamic production company with a mix of experienced executives and cutting edge creative talent. In a short space of time, they have built an impressive development slate of both scripted and non-scripted shows. We’re really excited to be working with them to build the business both in the UK and internationally.”