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Allen named Sky Studios Comedy Commissioning Exec

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 […]

February 12, 2024

Sky streamlines Content, Studios businesses

Sky has announced that all of its non-sports content teams in the UK & Ireland, will come together under one leadership structure, led by Cécile Frot-Coutaz. Currently, Chief Executive of Sky Studios, home to Sky Original Comedy and Drama across Europe, Frot-Coutaz will expand her role to lead all parts of Sky’s content business in […]

February 8, 2024

Matt Smith to star in and produce Nick Cave novel for Sky

Sky has announced that BAFTA and Emmy-nominated actor Matt Smith (House of the Dragon, The Crown) will star in and executive produce a Sky Original adaptation of Nick Cave’s darkly comic novel The Death of Bunny Munro in the titular role. The six-part series written by BAFTA winner Pete Jackson (Somewhere Boy) and directed by […]

November 28, 2023

Forecast: UK M&E sector worth £53bn in 2033

A report from Sky, in partnership with Public First and Oxford Economics, reveals that the UK’s media and entertainment sector could be worth £53 billion (€61.2bn) to the UK economy in 2033 if growth continues at its current trajectory, and with the support of the UK Government. Sky plays a major role in the UK’s […]

September 21, 2023

Access All Areas launches production company and partners with TV Access Project

Access All Areas (AAA) is launching a new production company, co-led by learning disabled and autistic talent, that will focus on a three-part approach to improving learning disabled and neurodivergent representation in TV and film. This will coincide with a new push for inclusion by the TV Access Project (TAP) at a panel event at […]

August 21, 2023

Sky orders London 7/7 bombings docuseries

Zai Bennett, Sky’s Managing Director of Content, has revealed that the broadcaster has commissioned a three-part series, 7/7: Britain’s Day of Terror (w/t) which will launch on Sky Documentaries and NOW in 2025 to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the 7/7 bombings. Bennett told members of the Royal Television Society in London that the […]

May 17, 2023By Colin Mann

Sky selects Assistant Commissioners

Six successful applicants have been selected to join Sky on its new Assistant Commissioner programme, a two-year scheme designed to attract creatives from outside the traditional commissioning pool. Sky’s brand-new Assistant Commissioners are Sholla Caramba-Coker (Drama), Leanne Cosby (Arts & Entertainment), Ziyaad Desai (Factual), Isaac Nartey (Kids), Sabrina Parmar (Film) and Giberte Phanor (Factual). A […]

February 6, 2023

Sky announces new and returning original comedies

Comedy on Sky is bouncing into 2023 like Farmer Jim on a pogo stick. As Brassic is back for a fifth season, and Intelligence confirms for a one-off special, our favourite returners are joined by four brand-new Sky Originals launching across the year with more to be announced. We start with romantic comedy from Roughcut […]

February 2, 2023

Sky Studios Elstree celebrates time capsule ceremony

Sky Studios Elstree, a 13-sound stage film and TV studio based in Hertsmere, recently celebrated the near completion of the studio by placing a time capsule right at the heart of the site. Over 100 entries from local school children were placed into the time capsule after Sky challenged them to imagine what TV would […]

January 19, 2023

Sky Studios Elstree launches youth training programme

Young people from across Hertsmere and the UK are set to work on high-end TV and blockbuster film productions as part of a new training programme launched by Sky Studios Elstree. Named the Sky Content Academy, part of Sky’s broader work to support new talent, local students and graduates have been selected for these year-long […]

January 6, 2023