After an extensive selection process, we’re pleased to announce that Solomon Nwabueze will be joining the Creative England team as the company’s Director of Content.
This is a new role which will see Solomon identify new creative partnerships in the TV and digital space alongside leading Creative England’s existing film and games programmes.
Solomon has an extensive commercial background in both creating and selling content and a strong history identifying new areas for creative partnerships. As the previous head of visual media business at PaperPlaneMedia, Solomon helped to evolve strategic commercial relationships with talent, producers and distributors for clients such as Warner Bros, ITV, Sony Pictures and Universal Music International. Prior to this, Solomon’s work at Sony BMG saw him establish the company’s visual media division to expand the company’s UK business.
As Director Acquisitions & Mergers at Warner Music International Solomon was responsible for the acquisition of critical and cultural hits such as ‘The Sopranos’ and ‘Sex and the City’. This period also saw Solomon negotiate output deals with Comedy Central that spawned the ‘South Park’ series, which went on to become one of the most successful animated sitcom properties of all time. Prior work includes time at BBC TV, Polygram International and Sony Music.
Solomon Nwabueze said:
“Creative England has an impressive presence in the creative sector. I’m incredibly excited to have the opportunity to work closely with Caroline Norbury, diversifying the company’s stable of commercial and investment partners and bringing more talent and brands to Creative England.”
Creative England CEO Caroline Norbury said:
“Solomon’s credentials, commercial record and creative and entrepreneurial approach is exactly what we were looking for and we are thrilled to have him on board. By bringing our content departments together we have a real opportunity to develop new collaborations and partnerships and ensure we are investing and supporting the most exciting creative talent in the country in fresh and innovative ways.”
Karen Blackett, Creative England board member and MediaCom CEO said:
“I’m looking forward to welcoming Solomon to Creative England. He has a unique blend of skills and experience, and a proven track record that will be invaluable on the next stage of Creative England’s journey, helping us to foster new and exciting relationships.”
Solomon’s appointment as Creative England’s will begin on July 6th.
Visit Screen International to read Solomon’s thoughts on joining Creative England.