Speaker Wes Dening
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Head of Global Formats
Wes Dening is an award-winning producer and development executive with more than 15 years of production experience. Wes has developed, sold and produced critically-acclaimed and rating-toping content for broadcast, cable, digital and OTT platforms and has extensive experience growing content businesses.
At Eureka, Wes oversees all U.S. Development and Programming, and currently serves as Executive Producer of ABC's "Holey Moley" (starring and co-executive produced by Stephen Curry) which debuted as one of the most-watched new series premiere of 2019, on US television. Dening also serves as Executive Producer on Animal Planet's marquee series, "Crikey! It's The Irwin’s", along with Facebook's first multi-platform digital format and award-winning series "Pick, Flip & Drive" and serves as a Consulting Producer on Netflix's groundbreaking and original dating series "Dating Around", which won the Critics’ Choice Real TV Award for Best Relationship Series.
Prior to joining Eureka, Wes was the founder & president of WDE, an innovative production company that developed and produced an enviable slate of programs which are broadcasting in more than 55-countries worldwide. Wes was responsible for structuring all commercial agreements at WDE, with a focus on retaining and exploiting rights, while also overseeing creative & talent management and during his tenure Wes significantly increased revenue year-on-year.
During his time at WDE, Wes was the creative force and Executive Producer of Big Crazy Family Adventure at Travel Channel, The Flying Winemaker for Discovery Channel International TLC, and is currently broadcasting across Australia and Asia on Netflix. Wes also signed and created The Stafford Brothers for Fox8 Network.
In addition to his extensive production work, Wes contributes to multiple media panels and regularly distributes content focusing on thought leadership in the ever-changing media landscape.
Speaking on: Development: What's Hot, What's Not