Spirit Studios Names Head of Scripted


The Channel 4-backed Spirit Studios has appointed screenwriter and producer Martin Sadofski as its first head of scripted.

Sadofski will develop projects in drama and comedy aligned to the company’s vision of telling stories that break out of traditional silos while changing the world for the better. His previous credits include Blood and Peaches, The Hitch and Come Fly with Me for BBC One and the Peter Kosminsky-directed bullying drama Walking on the Moon for ITV.

Sadofski said: “Based on my own journey, my passion is for mentoring new marginalized writers, helping them to tell their stories. At Spirit, my role is to develop contemporary dramas about big subjects but to mix the serious with the funny and create films and series with purpose that still reach a big audience. Drama that provokes and excites and gives new talent a break. Spirit aims to be the place where outsiders can feel at home.”

Founder and Creative Director Matt Campion added: “Martin’s incredible career speaks for itself, and his passion for purpose-driven storytelling made him the standout choice to build out our scripted offering at Spirit. In the short time we’ve been working together, we’ve already got projects in paid development and at pilot stage with two major broadcasters and our first feature film financed, all with incredible talent attached. Drama and comedy really have the opportunity to engage, entertain and inspire, as well as drive change. I’m incredibly excited to see where we go from here.”