BBC Worldwide hires drama chief

BBC Worldwide has hired Skyworks managing director Damian Keogh to replace Chris Stewart, who left for Zodiak Rights last year.

Keogh joined the BBC’s commercial arm last month, as his previous employer Skyworks finalised a management buy-out. At Worldwide, he will be head of drama.

Keogh will remain as part of the Skyworks board as one of three partners – the others being Colin Mills and Richard Mervyn – that are buying the company from its current investors.

Skyworks is best known for its aerial filming output and for the World From Above franchise that it produces.

At BBCWW, Keogh will oversee international drama acquisition rights from indies, while working with the in-house drama team. He reports to BBCWW commercial director of drama, Martin Rakusen.

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