Former Goal MD Joins King of Sunshine

EXCLUSIVE: Paul Sandler, a former MD of Peep Present and The Dice producer Goal Media Group, has joined the leisure indie run by former BBC commissioner Sohail Shah. Sandler joins King of Sunshine Productions as a Non-Exec Director and can assist run the outfit, which has produced ITV’s Agatha & Poirot: Companions in Crime and Britain’s Favorite Detective, whereas not too long ago selecting up the rights to Sharna Jackson youngsters novel Excessive-Rise Thriller. Sandler turned Goal Productions (now Goal Media Group) MD in 2005 shortly earlier than the outfit was acquired by All3Media and held the function for 10 years, overseeing a interval of development with exhibits corresponding to hit Channel 4 cult comedy Peep Present, Derren Brown and ITV gameshow format The Dice. In 2015, he turned COO of three ITV Studios-backed labels underneath the Cats on the Roof banner, labels that at the moment are being wound down by ITV following the conclusion of the founders’ earn-out. Shah mentioned: “I’ve loved working with Paul on varied tasks over time. As King of Sunshine Productions enters its third yr, it felt the proper time so as to add Paul’s unimaginable expertise to the corporate to assist us develop additional.” Shah launched King of Sunshine in 2019 after a stint as a BBC Leisure Commissioner.

BBC Studios-backed Firebird Indicators ‘Murdered By My Father’ Exec 

Extremely-rated Murdered By My Father and Killed By My Debt exec Aysha Rafaele has left her BBC Studios drama arm to hitch BBC Studios-backed Firebird Photos, the label run by former Bodyguard commissioner Elizabeth Kilgarriff. Rafaele will deliver her improvement slate together with her when she joins later this month, having additionally been behind highly effective BBC movies corresponding to The Left Behind and Murdered For Being Completely different. The previous Louis Theroux documentary exec has grow to be identified for this string of social realist factual dramas over time, successful a number of awards, and was handed her personal BBC Studios drama division in 2018. Firebird Photos, which was additionally arrange in 2018, is behind BBC1’s upcoming Wahala tailored by Theresa Ikoko and Marnie Dickens’ Wilderness for Amazon, each of which is able to shoot this yr. “Aysha’s ardour for championing the subsequent technology of British storytellers makes her a pure match for us, and her daring and impressive slate brings a wealthy seam of latest concepts and expertise to Firebird,” mentioned Kilgarriff. Firebird not too long ago employed a Director of Manufacturing and Growth Govt.

Expectation Combines Comedy Ent And Ent; Indicators James Donkim

This Is MY Home and Large Narstie Present producer Expectation has mixed its comedy leisure and leisure groups into one underneath Artistic Director Ben Wicks, bringing in James Donkin from Lego Masters producer Tuesday’s Baby. Donkin will take up the Director of Growth function in a reshuffle that has additionally seen Rhe-an Archibald promoted to Exec Producer and Amy Dallmeyer proceed to develop her slate as Head of Growth. Expectation, which is run by Tim Hincks and Peter Fincham, is within the midst of manufacturing a second collection of Richard Bacon BBC1 format This Is MY Home whereas Channel 4 day by day daytime present Steph’s Packed Lunch has been prolonged and The Large Narstie Present not too long ago received a BAFTA.

Little Dot Creates Sport Label

All3Media backed digital indie Little Dot has launched a sport label. Little Dot Sport will associate on content material with sporting federations world wide and already has 28 shoppers, together with The FA, System E and the England & Wales Cricket Board. Director of Sport Robbie Spargo will head up the label, which builds on Little Dot’s 2020 acquisition of sports activities manufacturing firm WING.

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