Sky Studios

UK’s ScreenSkills funds 19 TV ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’

ScreenSkills, the UK’s industry-led skills body, is to fund 19 mid-level TV production crew through a comprehensive programme of mentoring, masterclasses, bespoke training and paid on-the-job training over the next three years. The recipients were chosen through the Leaders of Tomorrow programme, which is backed by ScreenSkills’ High-end TV (HETV) Skills Fund. These 19 crewmembers were […]

Noah Media Group & Sky Studios ink development deal

UK-based Noah Media Group has inked a multi-title development deal with Sky Studios to produce a slate of documentary projects. The Noah team, which includes filmmaker Gabriel Clarke (Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans) and director/producer Torquil Jones (Bobby Robson: More Than A Manager), will co-produce both feature-length documentaries and series across a range […]

Sky Studios rejigs factual with new remit for Barnaby Shingleton

Sky Studios has appointed Barnaby Shingleton to become director of factual, with a new remit that includes oversight of the company’s UK and US factual prodcos. The rejig sees the former Zodiak Rights exec taking on overall responsibility for Sky Studios’ commercial investments, deficit funding and international distribution of original documentaries. He will also oversee sales of third party-funded projects for […]

Sky Studios names YouTube EMEA chief Cécile Frot-Coutaz as CEO

European media giant Sky has appointed the head of YouTube in EMEA and former Fremantle chief Cécile Frot-Coutaz as CEO of Sky Studios. Frot-Coutaz, who replaces current CEO Gary Davey, will oversee the funding, development, production and commissioning teams for scripted Sky originals and take charge of Sky Studios’ global portfolio of production companies. These […]

Sky goes fully ‘in-house’ for first time with crime thriller ‘The Rising’

European pay TV operator Sky has ordered an eight-part supernatural crime thriller that marks its first commission to be produced entirely in-house. The Rising, which begins filming in the Lake District in the UK next month, is being produced by Sky Studios and executive producer Julian Stevens (The Fall). It is based on Belgian crime […]

Sky ratchets up ‘Fear Index’ from ‘The Crown’ prodco with Josh Hartnett starring

Sky and The Crown prodco Left Bank Pictures have added Josh Hartnett (Penny Dreadful) to star in new original thriller The Fear Index. The four-part show, which is based on the best-selling novel by Robert Harris, is being adapted by Paul Andrew Williams and Caroline Bartleet, and directed by David Caffrey (Peaky Blinders). Hartnett is […]

Sky Studios ups Gabriel Silver to UK commissioning director in originals push

Sky Studios, the development and production arm of European broadcast group Sky, has promoted Gabriel Silver to director of commissioning for the UK. Previously serving as senior commissioning editor and executive producer at Sky Studios, Silver takes up his new role with immediate effect, reporting to CCO Jane Millichip. In his new position, Silver is tasked […]

Natalka Znak quits Sky Studios firm Znak & Co to launch new LA, London prodco

Natalka Znak has stepped away from Sky Studios-owned Ultimate Tag producer Znak & Co to launch a new LA- and London-based firm. Znak TV will create entertainment, factual entertainment and factual formats for all networks and streamers, with a yet-to-be revealed YouTube commission already in the works at her new company. The new venture will […]

Sky Studios ups Jane Millichip to oversee operations across Europe

Comcast-owned Sky Studios has expanded the remit of its UK chief content officer Jane Millichip, who is taking control of creative operations across Europe. Millichip will now oversee all editorial and content activities in the UK and on the continent for Sky Studios, with the division’s chiefs in Germany and Italy – Marcus Ammon and Nils […]

Sky Studios links with Sky Vision, Znak & Co alum Danny Tipping for Transistor Films

UK-based Sky Studios has launched Transistor Films, a new wholly-owned factual and unscripted production company, being headed up by producer Danny Tipping. Based in London, Transistor has been formed by the team behind the Sky Crime original documentary series The Murderer & Me and the Netflix show I Am A Killer, which, along with CEO […]

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