Seven Studios appoints Head of International Development

Seven Studios has appointed Lion Television’s Simon Shalgosky as its Head of International Development, with a focus on creating shows for international markets.

At UK production company Lion Television, Shalgosky has been Head of Entertainment Development. He has also held senior development and producer roles at Keshet UK, ITV Studios, Celador, Tiger Aspect and the BBC.

Seven Studios Director of Content Distribution and Rights Therese Hegarty said: “We are delighted that Simon is joining the team to add momentum to our global growth. He brings with him a wealth of experience, having created and produced formats for every major UK broadcaster and delivered shows for daytime and prime time.”

As Australia’s largest producer of long form premium content, with production hubs in London, Los Angeles, Auckland and Sydney, Seven Studios developed more than 1000 hours of premium content in 2018 across all genres, with 14 new original titles commissioned and more than 20 hit series returning or in production.

Last month the company announced the establishment of Seven Studios UK, headed by former BBC Studios executive Damon Pattison.

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