Stephen Arnell

Development Executive

Withover 30 years experience in broadcasting, Stephen's career has included:

ResearchSpecialist - BBC1 & ITV

ChannelCreator & Controller - ITV3  & ITV

ProgrammeCommissioner - ITV Channels

Directorof New Digital Channels - ITV 

Co-EditorialDirector  - BritBox (development)

ITNEditorial Consulting (creating channel propositions for the Middle East, 2008)

ChannelEditorial Consultant - Trace, Cinemoi, Viewster & others

Acquisitions Consultant/Broker- Discovery, Paramount, Viewster, Sky History & others

TheNational School of Television Norway - consultant

The Universityof East Anglia - consultant

Visitinglecturer at The University of Westminster - lecturing in media issues/trends toforeign broadcasters

Workingwith production partners developing territory specific and worldwidefranchises/formats and projects in TV drama, film and factual/fact-entprogramming - this has resulted commissions from broadcasters in the UK,including the hit series AT HOME WITH THE NOONANS for CI (2012), MERCENARIESfor Discovery's Quest channel (2013), THE FRANK SINATRA STORY for Channel 5(2015), 50 YEARS LEGAL (Sky Arts, 2017), BLITZED: NAZIS ON DRUGS (History,2018), NICK KNOWLES IN JAPAN (Sky Pick, 2020) and others.

Wrote& produced the Sky Arts documentary BOB FOSSE: IT'S SHOWTIME! (2019) underhis Pan Productions banner.

Alsoa judge for various industry awards/competitions, and a regular commentator forBroadcast magazine, also The Spectator. Drama Quarterly, The Stage, TheIndependent, The Guardian, Digital Spy, The New Statesman, The Morning Star,The New European, Mediatel, Paranormal Daily News, and C21.

Commentatoron media matters for BBC Radio.

Authorof the novel THE GREAT ONE (Amazon, 2022)

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