24 AUG 2021

BBC Studios ANZ names Will Hamilton Director of Commercial & Business

In his new role, Hamilton will lead the company’s productions in the region, creating and implementing its business and commercial strategies as it continues to expand.

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BBC Studios has appointed Will Hamilton to work across its operations in Australia and New Zealand. “BBC Studios has now been in business for three years and it was pretty tough going into a global pandemic during year two," General Manager and Creative Director Kylie Washington said. "It has been interesting times to get into networks’ commissioning cycles.”

The former Eureka Productions and Fremantle executive will be responsible for managing production, business and commercial plans for the company as it continues to expand in the Australian region. He will soon begin reporting to Washington. “With a range of scripted and unscripted projects planned, I’m looking forward to growing this exciting business with Kylie," Hamilton said.

The company’s regional slate includes “Mastermind” and “Dancing With The Stars: All Stars.” Filming will soon begin for  The Great Australian Bake-Off' and various other titles following pandemic-related suspensions and delays.“2021 has been a big year for us with four local commissions secured during the first half of the year," Washington said. 

During his previous Tenure at Eureka as director of production and operations working with FTA networks and streaming platforms, Hamilton contributed to making of international formats such as “The Amazing Race Australia,” “Holey Moley” and “Making It." Before Eureka, Hamilton was business director at Seven Studios and before that oversaw production and TV operations for Fremantle. "The BBC is a global iconic brand with an extensive and diverse pipeline, so ideally poised at such an exciting time in our industry," Hamilton said.

BBC Studios has now been in business for three years and it was pretty tough going into a global pandemic during year two. It has been interesting times to get into networks’ commissioning cycles.” Kylie Washington General Manager and Creative Director, BBC Studios