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Sky comedy chief exits, interim boss installed

Lucy Lumsden, head of comedy at European satcaster Sky, is returning to production. She is leaving Sky on September 25 after six years as its comedy chief and will be replaced in the interim by Jon Mountague. However, she will continue to exec her current slate of programmes until Christmas. In an email to staff, […]

New drama hub for UK’s Manchester as tax breaks kick in

The UK city of Manchester is continuing its push into media production by opening a new 360,000 sq. ft. drama hub designed to take advantage of the new British tax credit system. The site will complement The Sharp Project’s existing drama studios in Gorton, Greater Manchester, where shows including Channel 4 comedy Fresh Meat, Sky […]

2013 LA Screenings Buyer Profile: Sarah Wright, controller of acquisitions, BSkyB

UK pay TV operator BSky is the largest UK-based buyer of US studio programming and picked up a raft of titles at last year’s LA Screenings for its Sky1 HD, Sky Living HD and Sky Atlantic channels. Sarah Wright is controller of acquisitions and as well as working across the channels is also buying studio […]