Stuart Baxter, eOne president of international distribution, will appear ‘in conversation’ at November’s Screen Producers Australia (SPA) conference, Screen Forever, talking about how to invest in high quality content and the way forward for broadcasters and streamers.
Baxter joined eOne in 2014, and has led the expansion of the company’s international sales business around the world, with eOne now ranking as the second-largest television distributor in the UK.
He oversees eOne’s global sales team, directing the company’s combined television and film sales efforts across international PayTV, FreeTV, SVOD, and AVOD windows. In addition to handling the international distribution for eOne-produced content – such as US network hit show The Rookie – Baxter’s division handles third-party content sales from relationships with first-look production partners, across all genres.
Under his leadership, the team has propelled a number of high-profile projects to international success, including Netflix’s Designated Survivor, starring Kiefer Sutherland and AMC Networks’ record-breaking The Walking Dead, with development currently underway on comedy/thriller Run by Vicky Jones and Phoebe Waller-Bridge – the duo’s first show together since the breakout hit Fleabag.
Baxter will be interviewed by Seven Studios scripted sales and co-production executive Kylie Munich.