13 MAY 2021

SKY STUDIOS HAS A NEW CEO: CÉCILE FROT-COUTAZ

In her new role, the YouTube and former Fremantle executive will take on the funding, development, production, and commissioning teams for scripted Sky Originals.

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Cécile Frot-Coutaz, CEO of Sky Studios

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Sky announced that Cécile Frot-Coutaz, currently Head of YouTube in EMEA and formerly CEO of Fremantle has been appointed CEO of Sky Studios, Sky’s production and development arm across Europe. In her new role, Cécile will take on the funding, development, production, and commissioning teams for scripted Sky Originals, working closely with Sky’s Content leads in each market, to deliver premium comedy, drama, and documentary to Sky’s 24m customers across Europe.

Cécile will also take charge of Sky Studios global portfolio of production companies which includes Blast! Films, Jupiter Entertainment, True North and Love Productions, creator of the 'Great British Bake Off'. As CEO, her remit also includes Sky Studios Elstree, the new, state-of-the-art film and TV studios that will house 13 sound stages and is set to open next year. Cécile will sit on Sky’s Group Executive and will take up her post in September 2021.

Dana Strong, Group Chief Executive, Sky said: “Cécile is a global leader in content and entertainment and has the bold vision and unique mix of experience needed to take Sky Studios to the next level of becoming a European production powerhouse. She is perfectly suited to lead Sky Studios as we ramp up our investment in original content and look ahead to cameras rolling at Sky Studios Elstree next year.”

Cécile Frot-Coutaz, said: “Sky is a company that I have always admired as a content maker, as a partner and as a consumer. Like the rest of the industry I have witnessed the launch of Sky Studios just over two years ago and have seen the ambition and speed by which the organisation has grown. I could not pass up the opportunity to lead the studio through its next phase of growth and look forward to getting started later this year.”

Cécile is a global leader in content and entertainment and has the bold vision and unique mix of experience needed to take Sky Studios to the next level of becoming a European production powerhouse” Dana Strong Group Chief Executive, Sky