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Sky Studios appoints Vesna Cudic as head of doc partnerships

Sky Studios has appointed acclaimed filmmaker and executive producer Vesna Cudic as its head of documentary partnerships. The newly created role will see Cudic lead filmmakers and creatives from around the world ...
May 12, 2022

Sky Studios has appointed acclaimed filmmaker and executive producer Vesna Cudic as its head of documentary partnerships.

The newly created role will see Cudic lead filmmakers and creatives from around the world to develop and produce unscripted projects targeted at Sky’s platforms and channels across Europe. The company said Cudic, who most recently headed the London-based agency Metfilm Sales, also brings considerable co-finance and packaging experience to support Sky Studios’ ambitions in high-end feature documentaries and docuseries.

Cudic will join Sky Studios later this month, and will report to Barney Shingleton, director of factual at Sky Studios.

“The creative freedom, as well as the huge ambition of Sky Studios, makes this an especially appealing time to join the studio,” Cudic said in a news release.

Cudic’s past credits include award-winning titles such as Lee Miller – A Life on the Frontline, Leftover Women and The Return: Life After Isis, as well as the film Last Breath and the upcoming Fashion Reimagined, which will screen at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

Before Metfilm, Cudic was also involved in the acquisition and sales of renowned documentaries like Blackfish, Life Animated and Cartel Land.

“At Sky Studios, we want to provide a home for the best creative talent to partner with us and develop world-class content for our 23 million customers and beyond. Vesna’s track record in creating premium, award-winning content and deep experience of the global factual landscape will turbocharge this ambition,” Shingleton said.

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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