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Sky Studios hires Vesna Cudic as head of documentary partnerships

Award-winning filmmaker and executive producer Vesna Cudic has been appointed head of documentary partnerships at Sky Studios, the original-programming arm of the European pay TV broadcaster.

Vesna Cudic

In the newly created role, Cudic will be responsible for Sky Studios’ partnerships with international filmmakers and creatives to develop and produce unscripted projects targeted at Sky’s platforms and channels across Europe.

She also brings her co-finance and packaging experience to support Sky Studios’ high-end feature documentaries and docuseries.

Before joining Sky Studios, Cudic was head of MetFilm Sales, a London-based agency specialising in documentary features and series. She was responsible for creating a slate of features including The Reason I Jump and Misha & the Wolves, both of which premiered at Sundance.

Cudic’s credits also include Fashion Reimagined, Lee Miller: A Life on the Frontline, Leftover Women and Last Breath.

Most recently, she produced The Return: Life After Isis, which featured Shamima Begum, the British-born woman who left the UK to join ISIS in 2015. Prior to MetFilm, Vesna was involved in the acquisitions and sales of Blackfish, Life Animated and Cartel Land.

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

Cudic said: “The creative freedom, as well as the huge ambition of Sky Studios, makes this an especially appealing time to join the studio. The opportunity to work with the industry’s boldest filmmakers to unearth unmissable stories that audiences can’t not see was too good an opportunity to pass up. I can’t wait to get started.”

Shingleton added: “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.”

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