BBC Storyville Commissioning Editor Philippa Kowarsky Departs

BBC Storyville commissioning editor Philippa Kowarsky is departing the company to pursue different ventures. Director of BBC Movie Eva Yates would be the interim contact for BBC Storyville till a substitute for Kowarsky is discovered.

In a discover to BBC employees, seen by Selection, Yates wrote: “I’m writing to let that Philippa Kowarsky will probably be leaving the group to pursue different ventures exterior of the BBC. I want to personally thank Philippa for her contribution to the success of Storyville over the previous yr, throughout which period she has constructed a wealthy and diverse slate of movies. I want her all the perfect for her future plans.”

“We are going to replace you quickly on subsequent steps for Storyville. Within the interim, please come to me with any points or commissioning choices that will come up,” Yates added.

As director of BBC Movie, Yates already had oversight of Storyville.

Kowarsky, government producer of 2021 Sundance winner “Flee,” joined the celebrated documentary model lower than a yr in the past, with a give attention to figuring out and co-producing excellent authentic documentary function movies from around the globe. She changed Mandy Chang, who left to affix Fremantle.
Kowarsky joined the BBC from Cinephil, the worldwide gross sales and advisory agency which she based in 1997 and the place she was MD. At Cinephil she represented and oversaw a various slate of movies together with Joshua Oppenheimer and Christine Cynn’s BAFTA successful “The Act of Killing” and Alexander Nanau’s Academy and BAFTA and Oscar nominated “Collective.”

Kowarsky’s credit additionally embrace Dror Moreh’s Oscar nominated “The Gatekeepers” and Andre Singer’s Peabody and Emmy successful “Evening Will Fall.”

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