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Allen named Sky Studios Comedy Commissioning Exec

February 12, 2024

Sky Studios, the home of Sky Original Drama and Comedy, has announced that Emily Allen will soon be joining the team as Commissioning Executive for Comedy, as the Studio continues to build its slate of new and returning comedy titles.

Allen joins Sky Studios from Boffola Pictures, where she was Head of Development, leading on development across a broad slate of comedy and comedy drama titles. Boffola Pictures are the producers behind BAFTA-winning Friday Night Live and comedy-thriller Am I Being Unreasonable, written by and starring Daisy May Cooper. Before Boffola, Allen spent three years in the BBC Comedy Commissioning team.

Allen, who will join the Sky Studios team in March reporting into Head of Comedy Commissioning Alex Moody, will have responsibility for commissioning Sky Original comedies from the independent production sector.

Moody said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Emily into the Sky Studios comedy team. Emily is the best in the biz – she has impeccable taste and a passion for all things funny. Her track-record finding and developing talent is outstanding and she is rightly loved within the industry. We can’t wait for her to join, as we further supercharge our Sky Original comedy offering.”

Allen added: “Boffola is passionate, rigorous, and a true creative triumph. Leaving is a hard decision but the comedy-shaped opportunity at Sky Studios, working alongside Alex, was impossible to resist. Sky Studios is a place brimming with possibility and ambition, and I’m thrilled to be joining the commissioning team at this exciting time.”

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