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Sky taps Raw vet Tom Barry as docs and factual commissioning editor

British broadcaster Sky has appointed Tom Barry to the position of commissioning editor for documentaries and factual commissioning, set for a June start. In his new role, Barry (pictured) will support Poppy ...
May 10, 2022

British broadcaster Sky has appointed Tom Barry to the position of commissioning editor for documentaries and factual commissioning, set for a June start.

In his new role, Barry (pictured) will support Poppy Dixon, director of documentaries and factual, in bringing premium original features and multi-part series to Sky Documentaries, Sky Crime and Sky Nature. He will also be part of the team responsible for the award-winning series Liverpool Narcos, as well as titles including Bruno v Tyson, Shark with Steve Backshall and The Return: Life After Isis.

Barry joins Sky after seven years at prominent UK prodco Raw, where he most recently served as director of programs, UK factual. In that capacity, he executive produced a range of popular and critically acclaimed documentaries, including Three Identical Strangers, Chris Packham: Asperger’s and Me, Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy, Eva Longoria: Searching for Mexico and Paddy and Christine McGuinness: Our Family and Autism.

“Tom is a hugely respected executive producer in the industry, with a stellar track record. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Tom in his role at Raw and have been impressed with his talent and the rich roster of titles he has overseen,” said Sky’s Dixon in a release.

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