Ed Havard Joins NBC Entertainment


NBC Entertainment has tapped Ed Havard to be its director of entertainment partnerships for the U.K.

In his new post, Havard will be responsible for procuring new partnerships and business relations with top U.K. talent—both in front and behind the camera—that have potential for transatlantic crossover. He will also oversee the development, production and launch of Universal Television Alternative Studios formats in the U.K.; and find and drive new business opportunities between NBC Entertainment, NBCUniversal International production companies and the Sky portfolio of networks and production companies.

Havard will be based in London and report to Enrique Guillen, executive VP of commercial strategy and international development at NBC Entertainment.

Prior to joining NBC Entertainment, Havard served as the head of entertainment and TV events at Channel 4 for seven years. He began his career in news and current affairs at the BBC, where he was the editor of BBC One’s “Question Time” and produced a range of news and current affairs programs and events.

Guillen said: “We want to be the home for the best ideas and talent coming out of the U.K. Ed’s 20 years of experience as a commissioner, developer and producer, and his relationships with key talent, will help make NBC Entertainment the first port of call for the vibrant U.K. creative community.”