Leopard Films USA names SVP

Argonon-owned Leopard Films USA has tapped Dave Hamilton (pictured) to head up the New York-based production company's strategic operations across the U.S.
March 25, 2013

Argonon group’s Leopard Films USA has tapped Dave Hamilton (pictured) to head up the New York-based production company’s strategic operations across the U.S.

Beginning on April 8, Hamilton will be responsible for building on Leopard Films USA’s lifestyle slate and expanding into new genres, including a strong focus on docusoap, formats and factual entertainment.

He will report to Argonon CEO James Burstall.

Hamilton was previously the VP of development at Endemol USA, where he was responsible for formats including Treasure Detective, Find Me My Man, and Freakshow.

He also developed Tool Academy, Scream Queens and What Chilli Wants, as VP of development and production at VH1.

This is the latest personnel move for Argonon, following the news that Laura Bessell-Martin was named COO of the group, and the departure of Nick Rigg from his post as president of Leopard Films USA.

“Dave is a major signing,” said James Burstall, CEO of Argonon, in a statement. “He has an impressive track record of delivering innovative formats, working successfully as both producer and broadcaster. He is widely respected for his skill with talent and has a significant network. We are going to build Leopard Films USA into the home of the best creative talent and innovation in the U.S.”

“My mandate is to develop exciting new content, building on Leopard’s success across lifestyle formats and branded entertainment by expanding our creative footprint into new genres, including character-driven docusoaps,” added Hamilton.

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