Peter Hamilton Consultant
Peter Hamilton directs Peter Hamilton Consultants, Inc. where he helps his clients to successfully develop, produce and market television content.
His clients since 1987 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 Hamilton assesses concepts, undertakes market studies, creates business plans, identifies partners, develops marketing and distribution 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, Real Screen, Sunnyside of the Doc, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Hot Docs, Westdoc, Science & Factual Producers’ Congress and AIDC.
Peter leads workshops that focus on business strategy for network executives and producers, most recently 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 information about deals and trends.
He is the co-executive producer of A SHOT TO SAVETHE 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 earned a CINE Golden Eagle in the Science category.
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.
WETA – Washington
Wildlife Conservation Society
WNET – New York
Government clients have included:
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
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