Thomas Robins

Head of Sky Originals NZ / Senior Scripted Commissioner
Sky Television New Zealand
Country (Address)
New Zealand
After over 25 years as a writer, director and producer Thomas joined the Sky Originals NZ team as the Head of Scripted in 2021. Since that time, he has built the slate with a variety of premium/international series and locally funded shows from comedies to dramas to thrillers. With an exciting number of shows in development, he is looking to build the number of premium projects with a focus on more international co-productions. Local for global. Australia/New Zealand is a huge part of the plan moving forward.

Last year Thomas stepped into the role of Head of Sky Originals NZ while retaining his role as Head of Scripted. Sky Originals NZ commissions projects for all SKY NZ platforms including the free-to-air Sky Open, the premium SVOD Neon and a multitude of other linear and non-linear channels/platforms.
Thomas Robins
What we're looking for from Ready, Steady, Pitch!


Ultimately, like most networks/platforms, Sky Originals are looking for bold, brave and unique stories. Something that stands above the rest. We are reasonably genre agnostic but for now horror, sci-fi and feature length films are more difficult. Australian / New Zealand co-productions are high on our priority list, but it is essential these are based around a story authentically NZ and Australian in nature. We need stories that speak to both our fabulous countries.