Entertainment One will expand its Australian operations, launching a TV production and development unit headed by Jude Troy, the executives heading eOne Films Australia and eOne Television jointly announced.

Troy, currently managing director – home entertainment, will take on the new role of EVP of TV Development & Acquisitions for Australia and New Zealand. She will work with Stuart Baxter, the president of eOne TV International and Carrie Stein, the EVP of Global Production to find content and production opportunities for eOne TV. She will continue her roles in theatrical and home entertainment acquisitions.

“Australian TV drama is in its prime right now and there is a real appetite for pedigree scripted drama globally,” said Troy Lum, managing director 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.”

Jude Troy has been with eOne for a decade. Commercial Manager of Home Entertainment Jo Mandatis will assume her local home-entertainment responsibilities.