BBC Studios ANZ appoints Director of Commercial & Business Ops

Will Hamilton joins BBC Studios Aust. & NZ from Eureka Productions.

BBC Studios Australia and New Zealand (Mastermind, The Weakest Link, Dancing With the Stars: All Stars) has appointed Will Hamilton to the new position of Director of Commercial and Business Operations.

He will be responsible for production set-up and business and commercial plans for BBC Studios Production ANZ as the company expands, reporting to General Manager and Creative Director Kylie Washington.

Hamilton joins from Eureka Productions where he was Director of Production and Operations on The Amazing Race Australia, Luxe Listings, Frogger, Holey Moley and Making It.

Prior to Eureka he was Business Director at Seven Studios and Director of Production and TV Operations at Fremantle Australia.

Kylie Washington said: “I’m delighted to welcome Will to the team. 2021 has been a big year for us with four local commissions secured during the first half of the year. With filming due to commence on the latest series of The Great Australian Bake Off in the coming months, which will be produced by BBC Studios for the first time, and with a number of other productions in development, the time was right to add to our team. Will has a fantastic track record and a wealth of experience with some of the world’s biggest brands managing slates for Eureka Productions, Seven Studios and Fremantle Australia. I’m excited to work with him to grow our business further as we enter the next phase of our expansion.”

Will Hamilton said: “I’m thrilled to be joining Kylie and the team at BBC Studios. The BBC is a global iconic brand with an extensive and diverse pipeline, so ideally poised at such an exciting time in our industry. With a range of scripted and unscripted projects planned, I’m looking forward to growing this exciting business with Kylie.”

Matt Forde, Managing Director, International Production and Formats BBC Studios, said: “Will is a valuable addition to our Australian production team as BBC Studios continues to build its production business around the world. With a wealth of proven formats across all genres, our global international production and formats business is booming and I’m pleased to have someone of Will’s calibre on board.”

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