BBC comedy commissioner Alex Moody is set to join Sky as the two broadcasters reshuffle their comedy teams.
Moody [main picture] will join Sky director of comedy Jon Mountague’s team as a commissioning editor and will work alongside Tilusha Ghelani to oversee and expand third-party productions.
Her BBC credits include BBC1's Worzel Gummidge, King Gary and The Other One, BBC2’s Cunk on Britain, Mandy, There She Goes and Frankie Boyle’s New World Order plus BBC3 sitcom The Young Offenders.
Moody’s successor at the BBC is Tanya Qureshi, fresh from delivering BBC1’s acclaimed comedy-drama I May Destroy You as associate producer.
As head of comedy at indie Various Artists, she also produced E4 comedy Dead Pixels. She was previously a commissioner at Channel 4, where she ordered Flowers and series two of The Windsors.
Qureshi started out at UKTV, commissioning comnedy shows such as Crackanory and Henry IX.
Meanwhile, Sky Studios is staffing up its in-house development and production team with two hires to work under creative director for comedy Anil Gupta.
Joining the team are Adnan Ahmed, who produced BBC3’s British Muslim sketch show Muzlamic and BBC2’s The Big Asian Stand-Up in his previous role at BBC Studios; and Katie Churchill, a development producer at Tiger Aspect where her credits included Netflix shows Jack Whitehall: At Large and Simon Amstell: Set Free.
The pair will develop scripted comedy projects with a mix of emerging and established writing and performing talent.