Reporting to Phil Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts and Entertainment, Eaton will join the wider commissioning team as they continue to deliver award-winning original content across Sky Arts and Sky Max. He’ll form a key part of the team responsible for much-loved shows such as A League of Their Own, Rob & Romesh Vs, Portrait Artist of the Year and BAFTA-winning Life & Rhymes, and he’ll support Sky Arts’ mission to bring the arts to everyone as a free-to-air-channel. His tenure begins following Sky Arts’ award for Specialist Channel of the Year at the Broadcast Digital Awards last week.
Dwayne Eaton, Commissioning Executive, commented:
“I’m genuinely excited to be joining Sky and being part of Phil Edgar-Jones’ team. Sky has always had a special place in my heart and it’s a dream come true to be joining their Commissioning department. I grew up on a council estate and when I was young, Sky was the only entertainment we could really afford. We didn’t go to the cinema or theatre so Sky was my window to the world. I can’t wait to get started and I look forward to making some amazing shows.”
Eaton joins Sky from the BBC where he worked on hit shows including The Graham Norton Show, Drag Race UK, Only Connect and Mastermind. He went on to commission BBC Three’s streetwear competition The Drop and black music entertainment show Tonight with Target, hosted by DJ Target.
Phil Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts and Entertainment, commented:
“We are thrilled to have Dwayne join our small but perfectly formed Arts and Entertainment team and look forward to getting stuck in to the next chapter in our comedy Ents and arts journey. He’s totally brilliant, you’ll love him.”