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In the spotlight: Ash Atalla

Ash Atalla has shows lined up for Sky, the BBC, Channel 4 and is looking at US remakes of Roughcut Television’s series. Having redefined comedy by co-creating The Office, Atalla tells TBI about the business, his career and plans TBI: Which executive helped shape your career? AA: One is Clare Pizey, a BBC exec (eds […]

BBCWW bringing Karl Pilkington to Cannes, sells Moaning

BBC Worldwide has told TBI that it is bringing Karl Pilkington to Cannes to promote his new show, The Moaning of Life. The distributor also said it has presold the show to a Scandinavian channel ahead of its big international launch at MIPCOM. Pilkington came to the public’s attention as a sidekick of Ricky Gervais […]