NBCU International Studios Taps Former Kudos Exec


LONDON: NBCUniversal International Studios has hired Tariq Mirza, who previously worked for Kudos Film & Television, as VP, head of U.K. scripted; commercial, legal and business affairs.

In his new role, Mirza will report to Guy Sheppard, the senior VP of legal and business affairs at NBCUniversal International Studios. He will focus on the company’s expanding scripted business.

Mirza joined Kudos as head of legal and business affairs in 2013. In that position, he had overall oversight of the production labels Kudos, Lovely Day and Brown Eyed Boy. He has been serving as director of commercial and business affairs since 2015. Mirza began his career at the BBC and later worked in Olswang’s media communications and technology department, where he acted for indie producers and studios on high-end film and TV productions. He has also been a consultant to O’Melveny & Myers in London.