So Television managing director Graham Stuart has been appointed executive chair of the Edinburgh International Television Festival.
Stuart co-founded So Television with Graham Norton in September 2000, executive producing Norton shows in as well as developing new projects for the company, which is now part of ITV Studios.
Stuart takes over from ITN Productions Editorial Director, Chris Shaw, after the 2017 Festival.
Shaw, who has held the position for the past three years, said: “Graham is not only a hugely successful and respected entertainment producer, he’s also a very popular individual with a deep knowledge and affection for the industry. He’ll be a brilliant champion for the TV Festival.”
Lisa Campbell, Festival Director, added: “I’m looking forward to completing the 2017 Festival with Chris Shaw at the helm – one of the most talented, supportive and well-connected people I know. The TV Festival and its charitable arm, the Talent Schemes, have benefited enormously from his commitment and he leaves it in fantastic shape for an equally talented and loyal friend of the Festival, Graham Stuart.”
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