UK indie Storyvault Films hires Nest’s Claire Pugh-Williams as production head

Claire Pugh-Williams

UK indie Storyvault Films has appointed Claire Pugh-Williams to the newly-created role of head of production.

She will take charge of two of the company’s flagship series for Sky Arts: Portrait Artist Of The Year and Landscape Artist Of The Year. Storyvault has created this new role to streamline the production of the two shows and to further develop both series and formats as they enter their second decade in production.

Pugh-Williams joins Storyvault Films from production management firm Nest Productions, where she led productions for various clients across factual, factual entertainment, studio, animation and digital, working on shows such as Chris Hemsworth’s factual documentary series Limitless and 7 Toughest Days On Earth for National Geographic & Disney+.

Pugh-Williams, who begins her role on 25 September and will report to director of production, David Buckley, has also worked on Will Australia Ever Have a Black Prime Minister? for Foxtel, SBS & ABC; Outback Truckers and Outback Opal Hunters for Discovery UK & Europe; Martin Clunes: Islands of Australia for ITV; and Top Gear for BBC Two.

“These series have had a huge impact in the art world and have become a landmark feature of the Sky Arts schedule. This important new role enables us to refresh and renew our production of both series, underpinning their continued success. Claire fits the bill perfectly. Her track record of delivering high-end content for all industry platforms is complemented by her superb people skills and the respect she has won from across the industry,” said Buckley.

In addition to 10 seasons of Portrait Artist Of The Year and nine seasons of Landscape Artist Of The Year for Sky Arts, Storyvault Films is also behind Write Around the World with Richard E Grant for the BBC; Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don’t Know Me for Showtime, Sky Arts and BBC Films; and Gary Numan Resurrection for Sky Arts.

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