Hugh Marks Joins Hoodlum
Press release from Hoodlum
Hoodlum, an Emmy® and BATFA Award-winning Entertainment Company that specialises in producing high quality content for multiple platforms, has appointed Hugh Marks as an executive director. Marks will work with Hoodlum to deliver on an aggressive growth strategy in the Australian market and oversee further expansion into both the US and UK markets.
"Tracey and Nathan have created in Hoodlum a successful business creating and producing new forms of compelling entertainment. They are working at the forefront of what is a rapidly evolving content production industry.
“Hoodlum has the experience and ability to service media customers on many levels as their businesses evolve into the high growth world of digital content development. Its an exciting time to become part of Hoodlum as the business is very well placed to play a leading role as content producers and innovators.” Hugh Marks, Director, Hoodlum
‘Hoodlum has established a track record of innovation and success in the Australian, US and the UK markets. Hugh brings significant experience and expertise to the company and we’re excited to work with him to further capitalize on our successes and lead Hoodlum into the next phase of business growth.’ Tracey Robertson, Chair
The appointment follows Hoodlum’s successful application in 2009 to the Screen Australia Enterprise Initiative. The Initiative will provide support over a three-year period to enable Hoodlum to deliver on its strategic and growth objectives.
About Hoodlum – Hoodlum (www.hoodlum.com.au) is an Emmy® Award-winning Entertainment Company that specializes in producing high quality entertainment content for multiple platforms. Based in Brisbane, Australia, Hoodlum creates and delivers entertainment content for media companies and brands across a variety of channels. Hoodlum creates unique experiences for consumers with multiplatform campaigns that extend storylines for some of the most popular entertainment series and franchises. Hoodlum also helps the world’s leading brands connect with audiences by creating interactive branded storytelling campaigns. Hoodlum is actively engaged in producing award-winning content for multiple screens including television, film, online, mobile and emerging new media platforms for worldwide distribution.
About Hugh Marks – Hugh Marks was the Chief Executive of Southern Star Group for three and a half years. Prior to that he ran Southern Star’s production business for three years. Southern Star is Australia’s largest independent television production and distribution group with activities in drama, entertainment, children’s and factual programs. Under Marks Southern Star successfully expanded its’ overseas production interests into the UK (through the acquisition of Carnival Films & Television (drama), OSF Productions (Factual) and Darrall Macqueen (childrens)) and SE Asia. Major current or recent Southern Star productions include “Rush”, “Rescue Special Ops”, “Love My Way,” “Blue Heelers,” “Blue Water High,” “Big Brother,” “Deal or No Deal”, “Strictly Dancing”. Prior to joining Southern Star, Marks spent seven years with the Nine Network, four of which running Nine Films and Television.