Peter Hamilton Consultants, Inc.
Peter Hamilton directs Peter Hamilton Consultants, Inc. where he helps his clients to successfully develop, produce and market video content.
His clients have included Discovery Communications, A+E Networks, Smithsonian Channel, NBC, BBC, Scripps Networks, Weather Channel, ABC Australia, Singapore’s Media Development Authority, and Paul Allen’s Vulcan Foundation.
Notably, he developed and helped execute the business plan for Discovery International, now a $12Bn enterprise.
For established players and newcomers, Peter assesses concepts, undertakes market studies, creates business plans, identifies partners, develops marketing strategies, and actively contributes to their successful implementation. His firm has helped plan and launch dozens of factual networks worldwide.
Peter Hamilton is a former CBS executive who earlier earned his MBA at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
He is a frequent speaker at leading media industry events, including MIPDoc, Realscreen Summit, Sunny Side of the Doc, Science & Factual Producers’ Congress and AIDC.
Peter leads workshops on business strategy for network executives and producers, recently in South Africa for an initiative funded by the RSA Department of Trade & Industry, and at the Sorbonne University for a Colloquium of French industry leaders.
His ‘indispensable’ e-newsletter DocumentaryTelevision.com serves network executives, producers and industry professionals by providing current industry context and analysis.
He is the co-executive producer of A SHOT TO SAVE THE WORLD, a bio doc about Jonas Salk and his polio vaccine that premiered in 2013 on the Smithsonian Channel (US and now in Canada). A SHOT features Bill Gates. A SHOT premieres on the BBC in Spring, 2015.
Peter Hamilton has authored several books that are valued by industry professionals and students, including the classic Off-Hollywood: The Making and Marketing of Independent Films (David Rosen, co-author, in association with The Sundance Institute and the Independent Feature Project).
The firm’s consulting teams include senior associates based in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia.
“Quite frankly, Peter Hamilton is the smartest guy there is about the
whole business of unscripted television.”
Paley Center for Media, New York
“DocumentaryTelevision.com is indispensable for network commissioners and producers.”
‘No single website contains more valuable information about development processes than DocumentaryTelevision.com.”
Select List, 1986-Present
Discovery Communications Inc
National Geographic Television
The Weather Channel
Sesame Workshop International
BBC – Americas
Booz.Allen & Hamilton
Alliance Atlantis Communications
The Discovery Channel
KQED San Francisco
Public Radio International
The Weather Channel
WNET New York
Europe & Middle East
RAI – Italy
WDR – Cologne
Asia & Australia
Beijing Television Networks
Non Profits & Governments
Peter Hamilton helps leading non-profits to create successful “enterprises” strategies that leverage their media rights and their access to stories without compromising their core mission, assets and non-profit status.
Wildlife Conservation Society
WNET New York
ATFT South Africa
Government clients have included:
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
dti South Africa
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