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Sky Studios Taps Head of Documentary Partnerships


Vesna Cudic has been hired as the head of documentary partnerships at Sky Studios.

In this newly created role, Cudic will be responsible for Sky Studios’ partnerships with filmmakers and creatives from around the world, working with them to develop and produce unscripted projects targeted at Sky’s platforms and channels across Europe. Additionally, Cudic will use her co-financing and packaging experience to support Sky Studios’ ambitions in high-end feature documentaries and docuseries.

Previously, Cudic was head of Metfilm Sales, specializing in documentary features and series and was behind such projects as The Reason I Jump and Misha and the Wolves. Cudic’s credits also include Fashion Reimagined, Lee Mille—A Life on the Frontline, Leftover Women and Last Breath (BBC, Netflix, Arte). Most recently, she produced The Return: Life After ISIS.

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

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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