Alex Hamilton has been appointed CEO of StudioCanal UK. He will report to group CEO Anna Marsh and will join the company on April 22nd.
Hamilton was most recently President, International, Film and Managing Director of Entertainment One UK. From 2008-2019, he spearheaded eOne UK’s film business, with full overall responsibility for acquiring and exploiting through all media an extensive range of feature films. Releases included such films as the Twilight franchise, 12 Years a Slave, Dallas Buyers Club, Mr. Turner, Spotlight, The BFG, The Girl On The Train, I, Daniel Blake, The Death of Stalin, the UK family franchise Nativity! (for which he also served as executive producer), Stan & Ollie and Green Book.
Nicola Shindler becomes Chief Creative Officer of StudioCanal UK. In this position, she will continue to develop UK productions for StudioCanal.
Maxime Saada, Chairman and CEO of Canal+ Group, Chairman of StudioCanal said: “Alex’s experience and in-depth knowledge of the UK market are essential assets to accelerate the development of StudioCanal in its ambition of becoming a leader in the production and distribution of European films and series.”
Anna Marsh, CEO of StudioCanal, added: “It is an absolute pleasure to welcome Alex to the helm of Studiocanal UK. He is the perfect fit, with vast industry experience, a passion for film, filmmakers & bringing top quality content to the British audience.”
Alex Hamilton said: “I am really excited to join one of the world’s greatest film companies. I have long admired the slate and ambition of STUDIOCANAL and will take great pride in driving the U.K. business further forward.”