Jane Millichip


Sky Vision exiting production as chief joins Znak & Co.

The programming chief at the production and distribution arm of Sky is moving to indie Znak & Co, with Sky Vision Productions closing down. Danny Tipping (left) is leaving his post as director of programming and development at Sky Vision Productions to become head of factual at the indie, which counts Sky as its majority […]

Sky gains majority stake in Avanti Media

Sky Vision has announced a new deal with prodco Avanti Media that will see the production and international distribution arm of Sky increase its stake in the company to 51%. Sky Vision acquired a minority stake in the company in early 2017 and has increased its property following a “successful working relationship”. The companies already […]

Issa Rae diversity initiative backs sci-fi pilot with Sky Vision attached

Fresh Wave!, a diversity talent initiative set up by producing duo Issa Rae (pictured) and Deniese Davis, Sky Vision and Talos Films has chosen its first winner today. The Awoken, by Katelyn Howes, was picked from more than 2000 entries. The entry is a sci-fi drama telling the story of a young adult who is […]

Returning miniseries

Distributors will tell you that if they could have one drama production in their portfolio it would be an evergreen returning franchise that rakes in the cash year after year. But this doesn’t alter the fact that TV movies, minis and limited runs are also regarded as valuable assets and are increasingly getting recommissioned as […]

Riveria to debut in Cannes as Japan creates Crisis

Somewhat aptly, MIPTV will host the worldwide debut of Riviera, Sky’s Côte d’Azur-set crime drama, while Japan’s Crisis will feature as the event’s first Asian World Premiere TV Screening. Buyers will get their first chance to watch mystery drama Riviera on Monday, April 3 at 6.30pm local time in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais […]

Jason Simms joining Sky Vision from Fox

Jason Simms is swapping his role as senior VP of global acquisitions at Fox Networks Group Europe and Africa to become Sky Vision’s drama and comedy chief. A familiar face at international markets, Simms has been with the 21st Century Fox-owned broadcaster for more than twelve years, during which time he bought first-run rights to […]

Sky buys stakes in UK indies

Sky has acquired a majority stake in a northern England-based prodco, marking the latest round of investment in the UK production sector for the European pay TV operator. Sky has also taken an undisclosed stake in Chrysalis Vision, the drama production vehicle Chris Wright and Mick Pilsworth set up two years ago. The True North […]

New McKillop prodco pacts with Sky Vision

Former A&E controller and Propagate Content co-founder David McKillop has resurfaced with a production pact with UK distributor Sky Vision and its New York subsidiary, Jupiter Entertainment. McKillop’s new prodco, Europa, will be housed in Jupiter’s Manhattan offices. It will, however, function as an independent producer that aims to produce scripted and factual series. McKillop […]

Sky Vision hires for US, Asia

UK distributor Sky Vision has created new roles in the US and Asia, bringing in execs from PBS and ITN. Gillian Rose becomes senior VP, sales and acquisitions, for the US. She joins from PBS Distribution where she was managing director. She will be based in New York and report to Sky Vision MD Jane […]

Sky, ex-DNI boss buy into Sugar Films

European paycaster Sky and former Discovery Networks International CEO and president Mark Hollinger have bought stakes in UK production outfit Sugar Films. It is the first major industry news regarding Hollinger since he left Discovery’s international arm more than two years ago. He will become Sugar’s chairman as part of his investment into the company. […]

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