Endemol Shine France


Creating the dream team

Endemol Shine Group’s French prodcos merged on May 1, as the production and distribution giant completed its global consolidation process. Endemol Shine France CEO Nicolas Coppermann tells Pascale Paoli-Lebailly how he plans to use the best of both worlds to find new hits Without sweeping away what has made formats giant Endemol and entertainment-focused Shine […]

Banijay hires Shine France exec for digital

Banijay Group has brought in Shine France’s Lionel Abbo to lead its digital efforts globally. Abbo has been named global head of digital. He will lead the company’s digital business, reporting to Banijay CEO Marco Bassetti. He’ll also oversee digital operations at Banijay France, reporting to the prodco’s CEO, François de Brugada. Abbo joins from […]

Endemol Shine France names programming chiefs

Endemol Shine France has revealed the shape of Vincent Panozzo’s programming unit, with content centred around three genre-specific departments. Caroline Gavignet will take charge of the entertainment unit, with factual going to Angélique Sansonnetti and Julien Aubour taking on reality TV. All three are long-serving Endemol Shine Group execs, and now become directors of programming […]

Endemol Shine France COO named

The soon-to-launch Endemol Shine France will have Delphine Cazaux as its directrice générale. Cazaux (pictured) is currently COO and head of production at Endemol France, which makes up one of two French prodcos merging to create the new Endemol Shine Group-owned company. The directrice générale position is similar to what English-language businesses would refer to […]

Endemol-Shine merger in France given greenlight

Endemol Shine Group’s production companies in France have been given clearance to merge. The Autorité de la Concurrence has been assessing the merits of Shine France and Endemol France merging, and has now agreed to greenlight the move, saying it was “unlikely to affect competition”. This means all of Endemol Shine’s local production companies are […]

Shine France COO exits as Endemol merger draws near

The COO of Shine France has followed Thierry Lachkar out of the door, as the production company nears its merger with Endemol France. Bouchra Réjani is leaving her role after seven years with the prodco, which has produced French versions of MasterChef and The Voice and coproduced English-language drama The Tunnel with Kudos (pictured). Réjani […]

Coppermann takes control as Endemol Shine merges France

Endemol Shine is merging its French businesses with Nicolas Coppermann from the Endemol side of the operation taking charge, and Shine’s Thierry Lachkar leaving, TBI can reveal France was the one international territory where the production and distribution giant had not unified its operations in the wake of its mega merger, and the subsequent creation […]