UKTV has appointed Emile Nawagamuwa as commissioning executive to support and grow the broadcaster’s factual and factual-entertainment slate for W, Yesterday, Dave and Gold.
Nawagamuwa starts on June 21 and will report to Hilary Rosen, deputy director of commissioning and head of factual and factual entertainment.
A series producer and Grierson-nominated director with over 15 years of experience making documentaries and prime-time factual programs for both U.K. and U.S. networks, Nawagamuwa most recently produced the last two seasons of BBC Two’s BAFTA-nominated observational documentary Hospital.
Rosen said: “I’m thrilled that Emile is joining UKTV. His track record in delivering high-end documentaries, coupled with his experience in scripted comedy, makes him the perfect fit for our team as we continue to grow our slate of UKTV Originals.”
Nawagamuwa said: “I’m looking forward to joining Hilary’s highly respected team at UKTV. The creative challenge of working across such a dynamic range of programs at one of Britain’s biggest multichannel broadcasters is very exciting and full of endless possibilities.”