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Sky Studios CEO on AI “as a Real Opportunity,” Dual Strikes Impact and a “Particularly Difficult” Year

Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO of Sky Studios, the scripted production arm of Comcast’s European giant Sky, has been busy. The French industry leader has continued to expand her purview since taking over management of Sky Studios (Gangs of London, The Lazarus Project) in September 2021. In February, former CBS News president David Rhodes was named executive […]

Christina Hendricks, Paddy Considine to Star in Chris O’Dowd Sky Series About Hollywood Production in Irish Village

Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) and Paddy Considine (House of the Dragon) will star in Small Town, Big Story, a new Sky original series created and directed by Chris O’Dowd (Moone Boy). The six-part show focuses on an Irish village that gets taken over by a Hollywood production that throws the spotlight on an old secret. […]

Berlin: Germany’s Sky Orders Two New Original Series

Leading German pay-TV network Sky Deutschland, part of Comcast-owned European TV giant Sky, is doubling down on its local-language originals slate, giving straight-to-series orders for two new high-end TV series. Tobias Rosen, vp Sky Studios Deutschland, the channel’s production arm, presented the projects at Up Next, a showcase of new Sky original content during the […]

‘Django’ World Premiere in Rome Marks Return of an Italian Western Legend 

Django is back. The coffin-dragging, quick-draw gunslinger character introduced in Sergio Corbucci’s 1966 Spaghetti Western classic, which inspired dozens of sequels, spinoffs and tributes, most famously Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, has finally arrived on the small screen. Sky and Canal+’s 10-episode Django, which has its world premiere at the Rome Film Festival on Sunday, Oct. […]

Tobias Rosen to Head Scripted Slate at Sky Studios Deutschland

Former Warner Bros. Television Deutschland executive Tobias Rosen has been appointed a new vp at Sky Studios Deutschland, the German production arm of Comcast-owned European pay TV giant Sky, tasked with overseeing the company’s growing slate of German-language originals. At WB, Rosen developed and produced series such as Love Addicts for Amazon Prime. Before joining […]

TV Veteran Jane Millichip Named New BAFTA CEO

BAFTA has a new boss. Jane Millichip has been named CEO of the British Academy, replacing Amanda Berry who last year unveiled she was stepping down from the role after a quarter of a century at the Academy. Berry later revealed she would be leaving to lead Prince Williams’ Royal Foundation. A hugely well-respected TV […]

Sky Studios Names Meghan Lyvers Director of Original Drama, U.K. and Ireland

Sky Studios, Comcast-owned Sky’s content production arm, has named Meghan Lyvers to the role of director of original drama, U.K. & Ireland as the unit “targets a significant increase in the investment and scale of Sky original drama.” She is expected to join Sky Studios in late summer and will relocate from Amsterdam to London, […]

Sky Studios, CBS Studios Set ‘Munich Match’ Drama Series From ‘Fauda’ Writer

Comcast-owned Sky’s production arm Sky Studios, ViacomCBS’ CBS Studios and Amusement Park Film have unveiled plans for a six-part drama thriller series, created by Michal Aviram (Fauda), with the working title Munich Match. The show is set 50 years after the Munich Massacre, the terrorist attack on the Israeli Olympic team in 1972. “It’s now 2022, […]