Essential Media and Entertainment

About Us

Essential Media USA is a Los Angeles based production company. The company is a joint venture between leading multi-genre production company Essential Media & Entertainment based in Sydney and factual entertainment specialists Essential Media Canada based in Toronto.

The Group produces exceptional entertainment properties across a range of genres (including factual, scripted drama and comedy, animation and feature film) and represents a unique strategic footprint across three leading English speaking media markets. Recent scripted US premieres in include the movie Saving Mr Banks (starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson) and Rake for Fox Network (starring Greg Kinnear). The Australian version of Rake is also available in the US on Netflix and DirecTV. Recent unscripted premieres include: The Carbonaro Effect on TruTV, Panic Button on TruTV, Fools Gold on Animal Planet, The Human Experiment on Natgeo, Texas: Flip ‘n Move on HGTV, My Brother, the Serial Killer on ID and Australia: The First 4 Billion Years on PBS.

Essential Media USA is led by Chris Hilton as CEO and Executive Producer and Jesse Fawcett as President and Executive Producer. Michael O'Neill heads US Unscripted Development as VP, while Simonne Overend is VP of Scripted Development.

Essential 11 is represented by United Talent Agency in the USA.