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Kate Brady joins Essential as Commercial Director

Sydney, 14 November 2017: Essential Media has announced the appointment of Kate Brady as Commercial Director. Kate will be focusing on commercial interests and business affairs for the company’s television, theatrical and digital content. She will be reporting to CEO Chris Hilton.

Kate joins Essential Media from Network Ten, where her role was Network Business Affairs Manager. She has held senior commercial and legal positions across Australia’s leading networks and production companies, including ABC, Matchbox Pictures and Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder.

In her previous roles, Kate has been responsible for negotiating local and international production, distribution and talent deals. These include The Wrong Girl, The Sisters, Body Hack, Gogglebox, CRAM, Anh’s Brush With Fame, Life On The Line, Silvia’s Italian Table, Hunters (NBCU SyFy) and various documentaries.

“Kate will be a terrific asset to Essential with her extensive legal and commercial experience across both financing and production business affairs and we are delighted to welcome her aboard”, said Essential CEO Chris Hilton.