Asylum Entertainment Taps Ronan Hand for U.K. Office


Asylum Entertainment Group (AEG) has launched its London office, appointing veteran exec Ronan Hand as senior VP of global content.

In his new role, Hand will be in charge of presenting IP from within the AEG family of companies to the international marketplace. Hand will also lead AEG’s representation and partnership initiative with global independent production companies, bringing their formats and properties to the U.S. market. He will report directly to CEO Steve Michaels.

Previously, Hand served as senior VP of global content at ITV Studios Global Entertainment. He also worked at Fox International and Virgin.

“Ronan is the perfect executive to expand Asylum’s interests throughout the world,” said Michaels. “He has a long and successful track record of acquiring content and creating meaningful international co-productions. Ronan is exceptional at maximizing the value of IP and growing the global footprint of capable producers.”

“The way Asylum works is in perfect match for what I do well; help content creators realize their ambitions,” added Hand. “On top of that, Steve and his team have an incredible appetite to succeed at the highest levels and, more importantly, the work ethic to match.”