Sky Arts

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

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 […]

Sky greenlights Facebook & Mark Zuckerberg doc among 12 new originals

Sky is adding to its unscripted slate with a dozen new originals, including a feature doc about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and a crime series exploring drug gangs in Ireland. Zuckerberg: King Of The Metaverse (w/t) combines rarely seen archive footage and exclusive interviews to reveal more about the social media titan, with the show […]

Sky Arts partners with Zinc & Adobe for first ad-funded series

Sky Arts in the UK is launching its first-ever ad-funded programme, My Greatest Shot, a six-part series revealing the stories behind some of the world’s most iconic photographs. Produced by Zinc Communicate, Zinc Media Group’s branded content division, and Tern Television, Zinc’s leading Nations factual producer, My Greatest Shot was developed in partnership with Adobe […]

Sky Arts to go free-to-air from September in UK

Comcast-owned pay-TV operator Sky will make its Arts channel free-to-air in the UK, the operator has announced. Starting from September, Sky Arts will launch on free-to-air terrestrial platform Freeview. Comcast-owned Sky said that this reflects “its mission to increase access to and drive participation in the arts, at a vital time for the cultural sector.” […]

Exclusive: Sky Arts picks up Travis doc ‘Almost Fashionable’

Sky Arts has acquired an award-winning documentary on Scottish band Travis.  The Comcast-owned pay-TV channel has added Almost Fashionable: A Film About Travis to its slate of new titles, and is understood to be readying a summer premiere for the 60-minute film about the rock band, which found fame in the ’90s for songs such as ‘Why […]

Caravan to produce New Order doc for Sky

British factual indie Caravan has been commissioned by Sky Arts to produce a feature-length documentary film on one of the UK’s most iconic bands – New Order. The premier of New Order: Decades, on September 22, will mark 40 years since the band’s first TV appearance. Part concert and part documentary, it follows the band’s […]

Icon Films to make Judy Garland film For Sky Arts

UK indie producer Icon Films has been commissioned by Sky Arts to produce a 60-minute documentary exploring the life of Hollywood movie idol Judy Garland, to be hosted by singer Marc Almond. Entitled Sky Arts Passions – Judy Garland by Marc Almond, the film will see Almond embark on a journey to piece together the poignant […]

HBO & Sky Arts open book on Rolling Stone

US premium channel HBO and the UK’s Sky Arts have co-commissioned a documentary series about seminal music magazine Rolling Stone. Kew Media Group has distribution rights for Rolling Stone: Stories From the Edge, and will launch the doc at MIPCOM. Alex Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions, in which Kew owns a stake, is producing along with Nevision. […]

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