Former Ten and ViacomCBS ANZ head joins Byron Studios

Former Network Ten CEO and ViacomCBS ANZ VP, Paul Anderson, has joined Byron Studios as CEO.

Anderson was not directly replaced by ViacomCBS, with Beverley McGarvey instead promoted to become chief content officer and executive vice president across combined operations and Jarrod Villani from KordaMentha appointed to co-lead on operations in Australia and New Zealand.

Paul Anderson

Byron Studios founder, Will Gammon said: “The Byron Studios board and team are exceptionally proud to welcome Paul as our chief executive officer as we approach a new era in the company’s growth.

“Paul brings a tremendous wealth of screen industry experience to our executive team and a
personal passion for the content sector that will be an exceptional asset to the development of our
studio plans and the Northern Rivers creative industries business community at large.”

Anderson will work alongside founders Will Gammon and Mark Holden to position and grow Byron
Studios as part of sustainable creative industry in the region. Located in the Northern Rivers, Byron Studios is the first and only film studio in the area with four studios across locations in Byron Bay and Alstonville.

Anderson said: “I am extremely excited to be taking on this new opportunity in the dynamic screen industry hub of the Northern Rivers. I look forward to working with community and industry stakeholders to accelerate the role Byron Studios has to play in not only attracting and servicing high profile local and international film and television productions to this growth corridor of the Northern Rivers, but importantly developing sustainable long term opportunities in the creative industries sector in our region.”

Byron Studios is working with the Ballina Shire Council to develop a new state of the art studio complex in the Ballina/Alstonville area that will create a future destination and media precinct
for the National and International Film and Television Industry.

Last year the studio appointed Charlotte Brigel as general manager and national and international marketing and sales executive. Brigel joined Byron Studios in 2020 from Endeavor (IMG) after a 20 year career where she held various roles including vice president and head of sales and operations.


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