Reports: Former Nine Boss Hugh Marks To Launch His Own Production Company

Reports: Former Nine Boss Hugh Marks To Launch His Own Production Company

Former Nine CEO Hugh Marks (main photo) is hoping to establish what could be one of Australia’s leading production companies.

Since his departure from Nine Network in 2020, Marks future plans have been unclear and a source of great speculation.

However, industry sources have now indicated that Marks has begun working with former Endemol Shine boss Carl Fennessy on a new project. Together they are supposedly searching for investors that will accelerate the development of a new studio venture.

As reported by the Sydney Morning Herald, Marks is likely prevented from running a television company or any online classified businesses. However, fortunately for him these contractual restrictions wouldn’t extend to running a film and television studio. Marks endeavour would be akin too many other former media executives who have taken up production businesses.

While Marks has made no comment on this issue, it’s widely believed that this proposed studio will not only produce content but also sell to domestic and international markets alike. This strategic ploy isn’t dissimilar to the way Hollywood giants like Disney and Netflix operate.

These plans are exciting news for anyone within Australia’s media landscape, but it must be said that this project is still far from being an ace in the hole. Without a significant investment or third partner there is no guarantee that Marks or Fennessy can make this proposition live up to its lofty potential.




Please login with linkedin to comment

endemol shine Hugh Marks

Latest News

Sydney Comedy Festival: Taking The City & Social Media By Storm
  • Media

Sydney Comedy Festival: Taking The City & Social Media By Storm

Sydney Comedy Festival 2024 is live and ready to rumble, showing the best of international and homegrown talent at a host of venues around town. As usual, it’s hot on the heels of its big sister, the giant that is the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, picking up some acts as they continue on their own […]

Global Marketers Descend For AANA’s RESET For Growth
  • Advertising

Global Marketers Descend For AANA’s RESET For Growth

The Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA) has announced the final epic lineup of local and global marketing powerhouses for RESET for Growth 2024. Lead image: Josh Faulks, chief executive officer, AANA  Back in 2000, a woman with no business experience opened her first juice bar in Adelaide. The idea was brilliantly simple: make healthy […]