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Peter Hamilton


Peter Hamilton develops strategy and closes deals for clients including platforms, channels, producers, governments, non-profits and investors. His focus is on business development related to documentary and unscripted programs.

Clients since 1987 include NBC, Discovery, BBC, Nat Geo, Global Canal+ and PBS. Notably, Peter helped plan and launch domestic and international networks for Discovery, Smithsonian Channel and National Geographic. A former CBS executive, he was educated at UPenn/Wharton (MBA) and UMelbourne.

His credits include productions for Smithsonian (with Bill Gates) and BBC (with David Attenborough and Ray Dalio.) He recently co-executive produced Jacob Steinberg’s Season of the Osprey narrated by Paul Giamatti for PBS Nature, and by Sean Bean for Love Nature.

Launched in 2010, Peter’s Documentary Business newsletter analyzes trends in the unscripted market, and features detailed case studies that reveal the varied journeys of successful productions.

Peter Hamilton Consultants Inc is based in New York.