Entertainment One (eOne) is adding an executive to their ranks. The independent studio has brought on-board DRG executive Noel Hedges to serve in the newly created position of Executive Vice-President of Acquisitions, eOne Television. Hedges, who starts with the company in September, will be based in eOne’s London office and will oversee teams in both the big smoke and Toronto.
In his new role, Hedges will be responsible for acquiring television product for global distribution. He will work closely with the development and production teams to source and secure premium scripted programming at the earliest stages and will broaden eOne’s network of international producer partnerships through his deep and wide-spread industry relationships.
“We’re excited to welcome Noel to eOne and leverage his wide-ranging expertise as we continue to build our studio profile in the UK, Europe and around the world,” said John Morayniss, CEO, eOne Television. “Noel is a seasoned executive with great instincts and a strong track-record of securing outstanding programming that can travel. He has great relationships across the industry and brings strong business acumen to support our ambitious content exploitation and growth strategy,” added Stuart Baxter, President of eOne Television International.
eOne is one of the leading independent distributors. The company handles global distribution for AMC and SundanceTV originals through a long-standing output agreement, as well as a number of acquired shows and in-house productions. They have sold a wide range of first-run scripted content to UK broadcasters including Designated Survivor (Netflix UK), Rogue (Amazon Prime Video UK), Cardinal (BBC Four), Turn (Amazon Prime Video UK), You Me Her (Netflix UK) and Ransom (Universal Channel).