London, UK – July 28, 2022 – Entertainment One (eOne) announced today it has hired Christopher Kennedy as Development Executive – UK, Television. In his new role, Kennedy will oversee development for the studio’s growing original scripted drama slate, with a focus on nurturing strong relationships with top-tier UK talent to bring fresh, compelling stories to buyers in Europe and worldwide. Kennedy will be based in London and report to Sharon Hughff (Creative Director, Scripted Television – UK).

Sharon joined eOne in February from Left Bank Pictures, with a remit to expand eOne’s slate of impactful stories to international buyers in Europe and Asia.

“I’m delighted to welcome Christopher to the team,” said Hughff. “With his impeccable taste and strong talent relationships, he’s the perfect addition to our growing development team as we look to boost our presence in the UK and attract the region’s best and brightest creatives to bring impactful stories to the UK market and beyond.”

“From my very first meeting, I was immediately drawn to Sharon’s creative conviction, her championing of bold and diverse storytellers, and her clear vision for eOne in the UK and Europe,” said Kennedy. “I’m thrilled to join such a talented team as we look to propel eOne’s UK scripted business to exciting new heights.”

Kennedy joins from Universal International Studios, where he helped spearhead the studio’s creative push into continental Europe. During his tenure at the studio, Kennedy shepherded the development of series like EVERYONE ELSE BURNS (C4), DODGER (BBC), as well as working on shows like Peter Kosminsky’s DARKNESS RISING (C4/ Peacock).

About eOne

Entertainment One Ltd. (eOne) is a talent-driven independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. As part of global play and entertainment company Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS), eOne's expertise spans across film and television production and sales; production, distribution and brand management of kids and family properties; digital content; and immersive and live entertainment. Through its extensive reach and scale, and a deep commitment to high-quality entertainment, eOne unlocks the power and value of creativity.

eOne brings to market both original and existing content, sourcing IP from Hasbro’s portfolio of 1500+ brands, and through a diversified network of creative partners and eOne companies.

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