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UKTV Adds to Commissioning Team


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.”

About Chelsea Regan

Chelsea Regan is the managing editor of World Screen. She can be reached at cregan@worldscreen.com.


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