Channel 4-Backed Spirit Studios Signs Head Of Scripted – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Channel 4-backed Spirit Studios has signed ITV’s Father’s Day and Walking on the Moon author Martin Sadofski within the newly-created Head of Scripted position.

Sadofsksi will develop initiatives in scripted drama and comedy aligned to the corporate’s imaginative and prescient of “telling stories that break out of traditional silos whilst changing the world for the better.”

He is well-known in UK drama circles, having penned Peter Kosminsky bullying drama Walking on the Moon and Father’s Day, which received a Cannes Lion and starred Ray Winstone. Other credit embrace characteristic Seamonsters, BBC One comedy Come Fly With Me and documentaries such because the Grierson Award-nominated Alastair Campbell: Depression & Me and STV/Amazon Prime Studios’ Undercover within the Alt Right.

Sadofski mentioned he desires to “mentor new marginalized writers and help them to tell their stories,” including: “My role is to develop contemporary dramas about big subjects but mix the serious with the funny.”

Bamous and The Stand Up Sketch Show producer Spirit Studios, which is run by Peter Cowley and Matt Campion, is on a development path, having been backed by the Channel 4 Indie Growth Fund in October and signed indie veteran Alexandra Fraser final month.

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