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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 […]

Sky comedy chief exits, interim boss installed

Lucy Lumsden, head of comedy at European satcaster Sky, is returning to production. She is leaving Sky on September 25 after six years as its comedy chief and will be replaced in the interim by Jon Mountague. However, she will continue to exec her current slate of programmes until Christmas. In an email to staff, […]

FremantleMedia renews deal with Ash Atalla indie

The distribution arm of FremantleMedia International has extended its first-look deal with UK indie Roughcut Television. Under the terms of the new two-year agreement, FremantleMedia International and Roughcut will co-develop content and FMI will sell it international markets. Roughcut was founded by Ash Atalla (The Office) and makes UK scripted and fact-ent series including Trollied, […]

BBC3 piloting disability gameshow from Roughcut

Youth-skewed UK channel BBC3 is piloting a new gameshow in which celebrities have their senses restricted in order to better understand what life is like for people with disabilities. The project has the working title of The Totally Senseless Gameshow. The show has been developed Roughcut Television, the UK indie producer that makes BBC3 comedy […]

2013 LA Screenings Buyer Profile: Sarah Wright, controller of acquisitions, BSkyB

UK pay TV operator BSky is the largest UK-based buyer of US studio programming and picked up a raft of titles at last year’s LA Screenings for its Sky1 HD, Sky Living HD and Sky Atlantic channels. Sarah Wright is controller of acquisitions and as well as working across the channels is also buying studio […]