Spirit Studios

UK’s Spirit Studios hires ‘Walking On The Moon’ writer as first head of scripted

UK-based Spirit Studios has hired Walking On The Moon scriptwriter Martin Sadofski as its first head of scripted. Sadofski will develop projects in scripted drama and comedy that tell stories “that break out of traditional silos whilst changing the world for the better,” Spirit said. He joins company, which was backed by Channel 4’s Indie […]

Spirit Studios hires former Maverick TV boss Alexandra Fraser as advisor

Channel 4-backed UK indie Spirit Studios has appointed Alexandra Fraser, former joint CEO of Maverick TV, to the newly created role of creative & board advisor. In her new role, Fraser has a long-term remit to help the company grow and achieve its creative, strategic and commercial ambitions. Spirit Studios’ original programming includes The Stand Up […]

Shahid VIP takes UK ‘Stand UP’ format to MENA

MBC Group-owned Arabic SVOD service Shahid VIP has ordered a local adaptation of comedy format The Stand Up Sketch Show. Different Productions will produce the 10 x 30-minute series, which will be known locally as Stand UP, for Shahid VIP, based on the format created by Spirit Studios for ITV2 in the UK, which is […]

Channel 4 invests in UK’s Spirit Studios via Indie Growth Fund

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has invested in The Stand Up Sketch Show and Bamous producer Spirit Studios. The company, which was founded by Peter Cowley and Matt Campion, is the latest producer to join Channel 4’s Indie Growth Fund, which sees the broadcaster invest and take minority stakes in production companies. Other companies in the […]