Content that always shines!

King of Sunshine Productions is a Manchester based indie, passionate about entertaining, engaging and diverse programming and is headed up by Managing Director, Sohail Shah.

Since setting up in 2019, King of Sunshine Productions has scored commissions with ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, UKTV, and has consulted on the Comic Relief Christmas Pantomime for the BBC.

With 20 years’ experience in the industry, Sohail specialises in factual entertainment, factual and popular culture programming; and has credits on all 5 UK terrestrial channels and numerous digital channels worldwide.

Whilst Commissioning Editor for BBC Entertainment, Sohail commissioned and executive produced programmes across all four BBC channels and sat on the European Business Unit as the UK representative dealing with all connected Eurovision programming. His shows included QI, The Graham Norton Show, The Apprentice You’re Fired, The Eurovision Song Contest, National Lottery Stars and Take That These Days On Tour.

Alongside commissioning & production, Sohail has been a successful Head of Development, heading up development departments for BBC Studios, ITV Studios, STV Productions and October Films amongst others.

Since 2018, Sohail has also been a Non-Exec Director for Elstree Film and TV Studios, helping the world-famous studio to expand; culminating in the launch of the brand new ‘Platinum Stages’ in 2022. He has also served as part of the Edinburgh Film and Television Festival Advisory Board several times, as well as being a committee member for the ‘Ones To Watch’ and ‘The Network’ Talent Schemes which take place during the annual media event.

Sohail Shah - Managing Director

We are thrilled to have won our first award!

The Royal Television Society Awards NW were held at the Kimpton Clocktower in Manchester on November 24th, and we were awarded Best Entertainment Programme for 'Jon & Lucy's Odd Couples'.

Tour commitments prevented Jon and Lucy from attending in person, but sent their thanks and wishes via videolink. Our relationship expert Charlene Douglas was on hand to receive the award alongside the production team.

A great evening was had by all and many thanks to the RTS for the recognition.

Click the pics below to catch up on the whole series on Channel 4!

We always love to hear from you, so if you are experienced in development, or have any sunny thoughts, please do get in touch!

*Please do not send speculative scripts , as we do not accept unsolicited works, or those without representation. Thank you*