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Atomized Studios hires Marvyn Benoit as head of broadcast

London- and New York-based Atomized Studios has hired former Sky commissioning editor Marvyn Benoit to be its head of broadcast, a newly created post within the company. In his role, Benoit (pictured) ...
February 16, 2021

London- and New York-based Atomized Studios has hired former Sky commissioning editor Marvyn Benoit to be its head of broadcast, a newly created post within the company.

In his role, Benoit (pictured) will report directly to Atomized Studios founder and creative director Zad Rogers and will lead the expansion of Atomized’s broadcast output, including the development of its non-scripted programming slate alongside the creation and execution of new projects across all genres and platforms.

“It’s a great privilege to join a team of such outstanding creatives, I’m looking forward to building engaging original programming with global talent, in all genres,” Benoit said in a statement. “It is truly exciting and I cannot wait to see what we can create together.”

Benoit is a 20-year industry veteran in factual entertainment, documentary, comedy and arts programming, and has won an RTS Award for his work. In addition to his previous role as Sky’s commissioning editor for entertainment and arts, he was recently creative executive at YouTube Originals EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).

While at Sky, Benoit oversaw a development slate that included This Is Our Family, a series of films following real families across the UK, Generation Grime, which followed the history and evolution of the UK’s grime music, and the Game of Thrones companion show Thronecast.

Atomized Studios was founded in 2017 by Rogers, previously founder of RDF Digital and co-founder of IWC Media. Recent projects include Inside KFC at Christmas, a behind-the-scenes tour of one of the nation’s best-loved fast-food restaurants, and Bill Turnbull: Staying Alive, a documentary which followed the broadcaster as he underwent treatment for prostate cancer and how he learned to live with his terminal illness, both for Channel 4.

Atomized Studios is part of The Brewery network, an independent group of businesses brought together through strategic investments from UK communications firm Freuds.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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