Josh Wakely’s Production Company Appoints COO


Josh Wakely’s Grace: a storytelling company, producer of Beat Bugs and Motown Magic, has hired Alaric McAusland as chief operating officer and head of studio and production.

McAusland will manage Grace’s global business operations and partnerships in addition to production and development across TV, film and live, immersive entertainment. He most recently was the Australian managing director of Deluxe, where he helped develop and optimize postproduction and delivery workflows for Beat Bugs and Motown Magic.

“Alaric was integral in empowering Beat Bugs and Motown Magic for a successful global release,” said Wakely, founder of Grace. “Now that we have expanded with multiple international production deals spanning TV, film and live, immersive entertainment, bringing him on board is the next step in the development of Grace as a global studio.”

“Working with Josh on Beat Bugs and Motown Magic has been an absolute career highlight for me,” added McAusland. “I am in awe of his ability to not only secure the world’s most beloved music rights, but in his unique alchemistic ability to create inspirational stories from them, stories that have empowered and elevated audiences the world over. I feel immensely privileged to be joining Grace at such an exciting time and to be given the incredible opportunity to contribute to its storytelling success and to its global growth.”