Wayne Garvie is Chief Creative Officer for Sony Pictures Television International Production. His aim is to drive creative development across SPT’s global network of joint venture companies and its production studios outside of Los Angeles.
Wayne joined SPT in June 2012 from ALL3MEDIA, where he was Managing Director of International Production. Prior to this, he was Managing Director of Content and Production at BBC Worldwide. There he established Dancing with the Stars as the world’s biggest television format, built a network of international production companies and invested in a number of key UK indie producers, such as Left Bank Pictures, Baby Cow, Clerkenwell Films, Big Talk and Sprout. As Chair of the Board of Top Gear, he helped establish it as a global brand.
Before Worldwide, Wayne had been the BBC’s Head of Entertainment Group where he was credited with its transformation, employing a new generation of creative leaders and overseeing a range of shows such as Strictly Come Dancing, Dragon’s Den, Honey We’re Killing the Kids, The Weakest Link and Glastonbury.
Wayne started his career as a sports researcher at Granada Television in Manchester and produced a variety of shows there before becoming Granada’s Director of Broadcasting.