Hayley Babcock

North American Format Consultant

Territories: USA

Hayley is a highly respected television executive known for her exceptional mix of creative and business skills, her global production experience and her worldwide network of contacts. She has an extensive background in unscripted development, production, acquisitions, formats, overseeing multiple global franchises and management.  

Ms. Babcock oversees Hayley Babcock Media Consulting (HBMC), which she has built upon the foundation of her years of experience developing and producing television in the US and overseas.  Hayley honed her international skills working in Germany where she was Head of Development and Executive Producer at Fremantle Media.  Back in the US she went on to run the global format production businesses at 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures Television and most recently, A+E Networks. 

In her roles at these US studios, Hayley oversaw the global rollout, adaptation and production of iconic formats such as Shark Tank (aka Dragons’ Den); Who Wants to Be A Millionaire, Temptation Island; Wheel of Fortune, Beauty and The Geek, Hollywood Squares, Seven Year Switch and The Rap Game to name a few.  

Hayley sits on the board of FRAPA (the Format Recognition and Protection Association). She is a member of the advisory boards for Real Screen Live and The David Lyle Foundation, She is also a member of the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences and is lead mentor for Horsepower, the Canadian format incubator from Media Ranch . 

Hayley was named one of 2020’s Top Women in Media by trade publication Cynopsis and is a founding member of the Los Angeles chapter of CHIEF, a private leadership network for women executives. She holds a bachelor’s degree from UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles), speaks fluent German and conversational French.

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