Jude Troy promoted to a senior role at the new division.

Entertainment One (eOne) is to broaden its TV business with the launch of a television development and production outfit, based in Sydney.

The company has appointed Jude Troy, currently MD of home entertainment, to the newly-created role of evp of television development and acquisitions for Australia/New Zealand.

In her expanded role, Troy will work closely with Stuart Baxter, president of eOne Television International, and Carrie Stein, evp of global production, to source content and production opportunities for eOne Television.

Troy will also continue to play a role in theatrical acquisitions for the film team and remains responsible for home entertainment acquisitions locally.

eOne recently announecd a restructure of its international team to drive future growth, including the strategic placement of new hires in major markets throughout the coming year.

“Australian TV drama is in its prime right now and there is a real appetite for pedigree scripted drama globally,” said Troy Lum, MD of eOne Films Australia.

“Jude brings excellent relationships with producers and sales agents and has a great understanding of the local broadcast environment and the evolving landscape worldwide. With her many years of experience, she is well-suited to lead our Australian business into this new domain and join forces with our colleagues from eOne Television to bring more opportunity to our talented creative community.”

Troy joined eOne in 2004 and has helped build a library including franchises such as Life on Mars, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Hustle, the Inbetweeners, Miranda, Hannibal, Rectify, and local long-running franchises like Rush from John Edwards as well as premium drama such as The Slap, The Broken Shore and the forthcoming Project CM (working title) with Goalpost.

Commercial manager of home entertainment Jo Mandatis’ role will be expanded to assume Troy’s home entertainment responsibilities for the Australia/New Zealand market.