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Sky promotes Sarah Wright to controller of acquisitions

Sarah Wright

British pay broadcaster Sky has promoted Sarah Wright to controller of acquisitions. Wright, who was previously controller of acquisitions, Sky Entertainment, will now be responsible for acquiring the network’s movie output after Simon Rexworthy moved to Sky’s strategy team.

Wright, who has been at the News Corp-backed broadcaster for three years, will now be in charge of acquisitions for Sky Movies in addition to Sky’s entertainment channels Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living and Sky Arts.

Rexworthy, meanwhile, will move to a broader role within the company following his four years at the movie station.

Subsequently, Holly Comiskey and Lucy Criddle have both been promoted; Comiskey to senior acquisitions manager for movies and Criddle to senior acquisitions manager for entertainment. Both will report to Wright.

“Sky’s focus will be always be on giving our customers what they want, and our acquisitions team are central to this, in selecting the best entertainment and movies out there,” said Ian Lewis, director, Sky Movies and director of acquisitions at Sky. “While we’re sad to lose Simon, who’s been an enormous asset to the team, I’m confident that Sarah’s experience makes her the perfect candidate to take on the Movies role. Lucy and Holly have a great track record – whether securing our brand new entertainment shows such as Arrow, or our acquisition of all 23 Bond films from October. I’m sure under Sarah’s expert guidance, the team will secure an even more impressive portfolio of content for our customers in future.”

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