Director, Sky Arts and Head of Entertainment, Sky
Phil Edgar-Jones is Director of Sky Arts and Head of Entertainment at Sky. He joined Sky in 2012 as Head of Entertainment where he commissioned for Sky 1, Atlantic and Arts – with shows ranging from Wild Things on Sky 1 to Portrait Artist of the Year on Sky Arts. He took on overall responsibility for Sky Arts in 2014 and since then has commissioned programmes ranging from Brian Johnson’s Tales from the Road to Tate Britain’s Great British Walks; Wagners Ring Cycle from Bayreuth to the world’s first Computer Generated Musical – Beyond the Fence. Sky Arts is also now the home of the South Bank Show and The South Bank Show Awards. The Channel has also created a number of partnerships with institutions including the National Theatre, English National Opera, English National Ballet, The Barbican and Sage, Tate Britain, the National Trust and many many more.
Before Sky Phil was Creative Director and Executive Producer on Big Brother throughout its time on Channel 4 and prior to that he was Executive Producer of the Jack Docherty Show, The Priory and Series Editor of the Big Breakfast, Producer/Director of the Word.
Even before that he was a rubbish TV presenter on Moviewatch (Channel 4) and GamesWorld Live (Sky 1). Thankfully all tapes of this period have been erased.
Prior to that Phil was a writer for magazines specialising in music and film.