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Sohail Shah

Managing Director, King of Sunshine Productions

Sohail Shah is Managing Director of King of Sunshine Productions, a truly independent indie.  

He is a proud Salfordian and passionate about representation and regionality. 

Since its creation in 2019, King of Sunshine has scored multiple commissions, including Agatha & Poirot: Partners In Crime for ITV, Meet The Richardsons for UKTV, George Michael Last Christmas for Channel 5, and The UK’s National Parks with Caroline Quentin and Jon & Lucy’s Odd Couples for Channel 4. 

Before launching KOSP, Sohail was Commissioning Editor for BBC Entertainment, where 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 and October Films amongst others. 

Since 2018, Sohail has also been a Non-Exec Director for Elstree Film and TV Studios.