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Sky Studios hires ‘Kumars’ writer Anil Gupta as creative director of comedy

Sky Studios, the development and production arm of British broadcast group Sky, has appointed writer and producer Anil Gupta as creative director for original comedy in the UK. In his new role, Gupta will focus on in-house production, working with new and established talent to develop scripted comedy projects for the studio. He will report […]

Sky Studios director of drama Cameron Roach to step down

Sky Studios’ director of drama Cameron Roach is to step down from his position next year. Roach worked for companies including Tiger Aspect Productions, BBC Productions and Life On Mars prodco Kudos before joining Sky as commissioning editor in 2013, working on titles including Britannia, Bulletproof and Riviera. He was promoted in 2018 to lead […]

Stan strikes huge NBCU deal in Oz, adding Sky Studios & Peacock shows

Australian SVOD Stan has agreed a huge output deal with NBCUniversal (NBCU) Global Distribution, handing it rights to shows from sibling Sky Studios, NBCU International Studios (NBCUIS) and the company’s recently launched US streamer Peacock – including Brave New World and Dr Death. The deal will see Stan – owned by Aussie operator Nine Entertainment […]

Canada’s Corus inks NBCU deal for Sky Studios content

A new multi-year volume deal between Corus Entertainment and NBCUniversal Global Distribution will give Canadian viewers access to Sky Studios content. Starting later this year, Corus will showcase multiple Sky Studios series across its networks and platforms, including Sky Originals such as Intelligence, Devils and Bulletproof, and scripted content from other producers that are funded […]

News round-up: Sky Studios invests in Longboat Pictures; Travel Channel orders eerie doc series from Karga Seven; Love Nature lands on Xumo in US and more…

Sky Studios invests in UK prodco Longboat Pictures Comcast-owned Sky Studios has acquired a minority stake in Longboat Pictures, a new London-based indie prodco specialising in TV drama. Longboat was founded last year by LA-based director-producer Julie Anne Robinson and former ITV commissioner Victoria Fea. Under the deal, Sky Studios’ investment will help to accelerate Longboat’s […]

News round-up: Sky Studios signs Leinemann; ‘Evermore’ sales; Britbox honours medics; Baby Cow names MD

Sky Studios signs exclusive deal with filmmaker Leinemann Sky Studios has signed an exclusive deal with German filmmaker Philipp Leinemann to produce original scripted drama for the Comcast-owned company. The agreement will see Leinemann write, develop and direct German and international originals for Sky. Leinemann won several awards for his 2014 debut film Wir Waren […]

Sky Studios takes stake in BBC Studios’ alums prodco The Lighthouse

Comcast-backed Sky Studios has taken a minority stake in UK production company The Lighthouse, the drama prodco launched by BBC Studios’ scripted veterans Hilary Salmon, Radford Neville and Nick Betts late last year. The Lighthouse, which was unveiled in October, will use the Sky Studios investment to develop high-end productions internationally, accelerate its growth and […]

Sky Studios partners with Fremantle’s Italian label The Apartment

Sky Studios has struck a development and partnership deal with Fremantle’s newly formed Italian label The Apartment. Under the deal, Sky Studios will provide development funding for a minimum of three shows alongside a commitment to produce. Lorenzo Mieli, a co-founder of Fremantle’s Wildside and producer behind shows such as The Young Pope and My […]

Sky Studios strikes first-look deal with Romesh Ranganathan’s prodco Ranga Bee

Sky Studios has signed a first-look script deal with UK-based comedy and entertainment indie Ranga Bee, the production outfit co-founded by Romesh Ranganathan. Ranga Bee will work directly with Sky Studios to develop new projects for Sky’s customers across Europe and beyond, with co-developed projects exec produced by Jon Mountague, director of comedy at Sky […]

Sky nears Disney deal, reveals plans for documentary and nature channels

UK-based pay TV operator Sky is on the brink of securing a distribution deal for fledgling streamer Disney+ and is preparing to launch two new factual channels, Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature. Plans for the channels follow the launch of Sky Crime in October and Sky Comedy, which arrives on the platform today. The introduction […]

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