Film director Hamm to head Momentum's new scripted TV department

Nick Hamm will lead Momentum Entertainment Group’s newly formed scripted entertainment division. Last week, Momentum acquired Killing Bono, a feature film directed by Hamm.Hamm is a BAFTA-winning director and producer. He began his career as resident director of the Royal Shakespeare Company before transitioning to television, where he’s directed award-winning programs for the BBC and ITV in the UK. He’s also directed several feature films, including The Hole and Godsend.

In addition, Alex Maggioni will serve as the division’s senior vice president. Maggioni has worked as a producer and network executive on comedy, drama and alternative series including ABC’s Spin City, Fox’s Prison Break, and E!’s Chelsea Lately.

Kevin Wandell also joins Momentum as manager of scripted entertainment. Wandell previously worked at HBO and John Wells Productions.

Momentum Entertainment Group, a division of marketing firm Momentum Worldwide, was launched in June.

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.