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Managing Director

Sohail Shah

Sohail is a proud Salfordian and is passionate about representation, regionality, and entertaining programming.


Before launching KOSP, Sohail was Commissioning Editor for BBC Entertainment and commissioned and executive produced shows across all four BBC channels. His wide roster of programmes included QI, The Graham Norton Show, The Apprentice, and The Eurovision Song Contest.

Prior to commissioning, Sohail was an experienced Showrunner and Head of Development; heading up multiple series and development units for BBC Studios, ITV Studios, STV Productions and October Films amongst others.


From 2017 to 2021, Sohail was also a Non-Exec Director for Elstree Film and TV Studios, focusing on the creation of the new Platinum Stages. He is part of the RTS NW committee and a regular advisory member for the Edinburgh Film and TV Festival.

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