Fulwell 73, the producers behind The Late Late Show With James Corden, Gavin and Stacey Christmas Special, Carpool Karaoke and Roast Battle, has hired Saskia Schuster, currently Controller for Comedy at ITV, as its Head of Scripted, effective May 4th.
Based in London, Schuster will report to Managing Partner Leo Pearlman, and will be expanding Fulwell 73 into the scripted space by launching a new scripted department in the UK.
Schuster joined ITV in 2014 as Controller for Comedy. Before that, she was Commissioning Editor for Comedy at Sky.
Schuster said: “Fulwell 73 is synonymous with creating world class comedy and entertainment programming working with the best talent. Off the back of international successes such as Gavin and Stacey and Roast Battle, I’m really excited to be joining to expand Fulwell’s scripted output. As anyone who knows me already knows, I’m passionate about addressing gender imbalance in comedy and I am really pleased that at Fulwell this is very much part of their remit. It’s great that when I join Fulwell in May I’ll be able to continue my work with Comedy 50:50, with support from my new colleagues and the wider industry.”
Pearlman aded: “Saskia is one of the best comedy executives in the business and the perfect cultural fit for Fulwell. She has an enviable track record of having commissioned some of the UK’s best loved shows during her time at ITV and Sky. We’re really pleased to welcome her to the Fulwell family as we continue to expand our scripted programming and cannot wait to work with her on a slate of original, innovative and noisy content.”