JOCELYN HAMILTON JOINS ENTERTAINMENT ONE TO LEAD TELEVISION BUSINESS IN CANADA
Toronto – July 8, 2015 – John Morayniss, Chief Executive Officer, Entertainment One Television (eOne Television), is pleased to announce the appointment of Jocelyn Hamilton to the role of President, Canada, eOne Television, effective September 8, 2015.
In her new role, Hamilton will lead strategic planning and day-to-day management of the independent studio’s television development and production activities in Canada. Working in tandem with eOne Television leadership globally, she is charged with ensuring that eOne continues to deliver world-class scripted and unscripted programming from Canada for distribution across the globe and maintains its leading position in the Canadian market.
Bringing over 25 years of creative and business experience in the entertainment industry to eOne, Hamilton will build and broaden strong relationships with creative talent as well as Canadian broadcasters.
“We are delighted to welcome Jocelyn to our team. Her wide-ranging knowledge and relationships across development, production, and broadcast and cable networks, combined with her strategic leadership experience and creative and business acumen, make her distinctly-qualified to lead our Canadian business,” said Morayniss. “This is a very important time for the Canadian creative brand and for our industry to showcase Canadian talent on a global basis. With Jocelyn on board, we are looking forward to securing more value-driven creative partnerships that will offer new opportunities to content creators in Canada.”
Headquartered in Canada, eOne remains steadfast in its commitment to Canadian television programming and production. The Company delivered over 381 half-hours of programming from Canada last year including epic miniseries The Book of Negroes, and fan-favourite series Rookie Blue, Bitten, Haven, and Saving Hope.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the eOne team at such a dynamic time in our industry” said Hamilton. “Over the last few years, eOne has charted the course for independent studios and shown the industry that high quality content can truly be global. Canada is a core element of their content strategy and I am delighted to be leading the charge.”
Most recently, Hamilton served as Vice President, Programming & Original Productions for Corus Kids where she was responsible for content strategies, programming and affiliated and independent original productions. She held a number of other roles at Corus Entertainment over the years, which included overseeing Comedy and Drama original programming for Corus’ specialty networks, as well as Movie Central and HBO Canada. During her tenure she was responsible for commissioning successful scripted series including Call Me Fitz, Less Than Kind, Rogue, Sensitive Skin, and Transporter, and unscripted series Cache Craze, Survive This!, and The Next Star, among many others. A staunch supporter of Canadian talent, Hamilton serves on key industry boards and advisory committees including WIFT-T, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, Ryerson University RTA School of Media and The Banff World Media Festival.
About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Spain, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea. Through established Film and Television divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 40,000 film and television titles, 4,500 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.
eOne produces and distributes a diverse slate of award-winning, critically acclaimed programming across all genres, and has a proven track record in delivering successful long running series. Hit original shows from the company include Welcome to Sweden, the half hour comedy series executive produced by siblings Amy and Greg Poehler, the successful miniseries The Book of Negroes and Klondike, Hell on Wheels, Nellyville, Mary, Bitten, Rookie Blue, Haven, and Saving Hope, as well as a number of highly successful series coming out of its output relationship with AMC and SundanceTV including The Walking Dead, Halt and Catch Fire, Turn and The Red Road.
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