WTFN appoints Head of Development

Stephen Peters to expand WTFN development slate in documentary & factual.

WTFN has appointed Stephen Peters as its new Head of Development.

He will be responsible for expanding WTFN’s development slate by creating more returning documentary titles and branching out into new factual genres.

Peters has been working with the company for nearly a year as a contracted consultant, acting as executive producer on ob-docs series Sydney Harbour Force. His CV includes Head of Television at Eyeworks, Head of Development at Endemol Southern Star and TV credits True Medical, Inside Crime, Australian Survivor, Kalgoorlie Cops, Gangs of Oz and Australian Idol.

Production output at WTFN has more than doubled from under 40 hours in 2019 to more than 80 hours already commissioned for this year, with two new business streams launched: WTFN Be is a branded content and social channels company, while Empire Talent is a boutique talent management agency, representing media personalities and influencers from Australia and around the world.

Daryl Talbot, WTFN’s CEO says: “Stephen has made a significant contribution to WTFN over the past few months, so we are delighted to have him onboard as a permanent member of the senior team. Our expansion and increased output in the past year is testament to a talented and dedicated team but now, with Stephen adding his tremendous experience, and charged with increasing our content pipeline, we are hoping to turbo-charge this growth trajectory and bring more hours and even more fresh new programme ideas to the market.”

Stephen Peters comments: “Having already spent some time at WTFN, when the offer of Head of Development was made, I didn’t hesitate to accept. Daryl and co-founder Steve Oemcke have built a terrific company, underpinned by an authentic feeling of constant forward momentum. They are very open to new ideas and different ways of doing things, so I am genuinely excited by the opportunities this new challenge brings.”

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