December Media, a leading independent content production company (The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Mrs Biggs, Hidden Universe 3D), announced today the appointment of former WTFN Commercial Director, Heath Watt as its new Managing Director, commencing early March.
Heath spent the past two and a half years with WTFN establishing its Sydney operations and launching its distribution business, Fred Media, in which he also held the position of CEO. Prior to WTFN, Heath held senior executive roles at Network Ten (Head of Business Affairs) and at the ABC (Chief Operating Officer, Australia Network).
Tony Wright, December Media’s Executive Chairman, said “I’m very proud of December Media’s growth and output across drama, factual and Giant Screen films over the last few years. However, I want the company to continue to expand and Heath’s business background and expertise is going to allow us to do this. I’m very excited about Heath joining the company and I’m looking forward to working with him”.
Heath Watt said, “December Media is a company with fabulous creative instincts and an ability to deliver outstanding content. Mrs Biggs and The Doctor Blake Mysteries are recent testaments to these attributes.
“The company has shown great innovation over the last couple of years with its move into Giant Screen content, culminating in the release of Hidden Universe 3D. I am extremely excited by the opportunities of this format.
“I am delighted to have been offered the opportunity to join the company. I look forward to working with the Board and the creative teams to grow the business,” said Watt.