Noel Hedges is joining global indie studio Entertainment One (eOne) as EVP of acquisitions.
In this newly created role, Hedges will focus on acquiring television product for distribution to media outlets around the world, spanning a broad selection of genres including drama, film, lifestyle, factual, series and formats.
Working with eOne’s development and production teams, Hedges will aim to source and secure premium scripted programming and broaden eOne’s network of international producer partnerships.
Hedges, who will begin Sept. 4, will be based in eOne’s London office and will oversee teams in both London and Toronto.
Hedges brings to eOne over 20 years of industry experience, having worked closely with major producers, broadcasters and agents.
Before joining eOne, Hedges served as EVP, content at independent distributor DRG, where he developed and oversaw the company’s acquisitions strategy, bolstered their scripted catalogue and found new opportunities to grow the business in a highly competitive market.
Prior to that, Hedges held key senior roles at Cineflix Rights, Shine International, ITV Studios Global Entertainment Ltd, and BBC Television, among others.
Entertainment One’s current lineup of original and acquired content includes The Walking Dead, Designated Survivor and Ransom.