Comcast-Owned Sky Promotes Sarah Wright To Director Of Sky Cinema Following Ian Lewis Departure

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Comcast-owned Euro broadcaster Sky has promoted Sarah Wright to the newly created role of director of Sky Cinema and acquisitions, UK and Ireland, following the recent departure of long-time Sky Cinema exec Ian Lewis.

Wright will report to Zai Bennett, managing director of content at Sky in the UK and Ireland. She will lead on all aspects of the Sky Cinema business including Sky Original films.

Wright joined Sky from UKTV in 2009 as head of acquisitions, was promoted to controller in 2012 and then to director of acquisitions in 2016. During her tenure, she has led commercial negotiations for Sky across TV and movies content including high profile deals with HBO and Showtime, as well as managing the relationships with content partners including the Hollywood studios.

Wright will continue to oversee acquisitions at Sky in the UK and Ireland, alongside her added responsibility for Sky Cinema. Sky remains one the UK
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