Content that always shines!

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

In its first year of operation, King of Sunshine Productions has scored 5 network commissions, consulted on the Comic Relief Christmas Pantomime, and continues to grow.

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 over the next five years. He has also served as part of the Advisory Board for the Edinburgh Film and Television Festival, as well as a committee member for the ‘Ones To Watch’ and ‘The Network’ Talent Schemes which take place during the annual media event.


A big thank you to everyone that we've had the pleasure of working with in 2021.
Here's to a prosperous and successful 2022 for everyone.

Happy Holidays!

King of Sunshine Christmas Snowglobe


We always love to hear from you, and are actively looking for development assistant producers for 2022.
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*

sohail.shah@kingofsunshineproductions.com