Sky Studios

Exclusive: Comcast & Paramount seek SkyShowtime head of content

Comcast and Paramount’s soon-to-launch streamer SkyShowtime is on the look-out for a head of content with a remit that will rival some of the biggest roles in Europe, TBI has learned. SkyShowtime was first revealed in mid-2021 and will offer TV, movies and original series from NBCUniversal (NBCU), Sky and Paramount to subscribers in 20 countries […]

Sky hires Pinewood & Shepperton alum for soon-to-open Elstree studio

Pinewood and Shepperton Studios alum Noel Tovey has been appointed to become MD at Sky Studios Elstree. Tovey will take on overall responsibility for management of the company’s soon-to-open film and TV studio, which will house 13 sound stages across 27.5 acres. Earlier this week it was confirmed that Wicked, from Sky’s Comcast sibling Universal Pictures, […]

Sky orders across true crime, sport & nature in factual boost

European pay-TV giant Sky has boosted its factual offering with six new commissions across its channels, Sky Documentaries, Sky History, Sky Crime and Sky Nature. All six new titles will also be available on streaming service NOW, with three heading to Sky Documentaries, including The Assassination Of Olof Palme, a ‘thriller-esque” four-parter set in Cold […]

Sky Studios hires Metfilm Sales exec to lead documentary push

Sky Studios has appointed Metfilm Sales exec Vesna Cudic to a newly created role that will see her forging partnerships with filmmakers and creatives on unscripted projects. Cudic becomes head of documentary partnerships and will be responsible for working with creators from across the globe to develop and produce unscripted projects targeted at Sky’s platforms and […]

MIPTV scripted round-up – updated throughout the day

BBCS to adapt ‘Eve Stranger’ BBC Studios has optioned Eve Stranger, the comic-book series created by writer David Barnett and illustrated by Philip Bond for TV series development. Eve Stranger is the story of the enigmatic Eve, who has unlimited funds, a jet-set lifestyle, and extraordinary abilities – as well as a growing suspicion that she’s working for the […]

Sky Studios hires Netflix & Working Title execs as UK drama team expands

Sky Studios, Sky’s original programming arm across Europe, has boosted its UK drama commissioning team, hiring Netflix alum Sam Hoyle as executive producer and former Working Title Films exec Tilly Coulson as head of development. Both Hoyle and Coulson joined the company in February and report into Gabriel Silver, Sky Studios director of drama commissioning. […]

Sky Studios CCO Jane Millichip to exit; COO Caroline Cooper expands remit

Jane Millichip is stepping down as chief content officer at Sky Studios after nine years in the role, with her departure sparking a management restructure that sees COO Caroline Cooper expand her remit. In an internal note, seen by TBI, from Cécile Frot-Coutaz, CEO of Sky Studios, it was revealed that Millichip will exit the company […]

Stephen Land exits Sky-backed Jupiter & launches new firm, A3 Content

Stephen Land, the founder and former CEO of Snapped producer Jupiter Entertainment, has launched a new production company after exiting the Sky-owned firm. His new venture is A3 Content, a Miami-based outfit that finances and produces programming across linear and streaming platforms. The company is also investing in early-stage businesses both inside and outside of […]

Sky Studios eyes factual expansion with Dorothy St Pictures deal

Sky Studios has agreed a development deal with Julia Nottingham’s UK-based outfit Dorothy St Pictures. Nottingham (Be Water, Kingdom Of Us) and Dorothy’s director and producer Becky Read (Three Identical Strangers) will co-produce an exclusive slate of series and feature documentaries with Sky Studios, with IP focused across a range of topics and often told […]

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