Sky Studios has promoted Senior Commissioner Gabriel Silver to Director of Theater Command following the departure of Cameron Roach.
Silver will be responsible for ordering the originals from the independent production sector, having overseen a slate that includes Chernobyl, London gangs, and Britannia since joining Sky Studios in 2017.
Roach’s role has been split in two, with Silver overseeing third-party commissioning across Europe, while an in-house creative director will be responsible for the development and production of Sky Studios’ drama projects. Recruitment is underway for this last post.
Silver will report to Jane Millichip, Director of Content at Sky Studios, while he will also have a dotted line to Zai Bennett, Director of Content at Sky UK, with projects jointly lit by Sky Studios and Sky UK.
Silver said: “The sky drama has never been more daring or ambitious than it is today. Over the next 18 months, we look to a fantastic roster of shows, including at least a dozen new original series or mini-series, all of which aim to push the parameters of what is considered a Sky drama.
Millichip added, “Gabriel has an impeccable track record in delivering shows that epitomize Sky Studios’ creative ambition. Of Chernobyl at London gangs, he has strong instincts to identify, develop and disseminate bold and original content and is highly respected as a creative partner. “
The Silver team includes Editors Manpreet Dosanjh, Paul Gilbert and Liz Lewin. Prior to joining Sky, he worked in a variety of indies, including Left Bank Pictures and Kudos.