Endemol Shine Group


Endemol Shine brings in Fox’s legal exec

Endemol Shine Group (ESG) is growing its legal team with the hire of Fox’s James Ward to the newly-created role of deputy general counsel. Based at the Endemol Shine’s Amsterdam headquarters, and reporting to general counsel Emma Moloney, Ward will oversee the existing team of senior counsels from April. Ward joins from 21st Century Fox, […]

Disney secures $66bn 21st Century Fox entertainment takeover

The Walt Disney Company has secured a US$66 billion deal that hands it most of 21st Century Fox’s TV and film assets, marking a seismic moment in recent entertainment history. The deal effectively brings to an end Rupert Murdoch’s long career in entertainment media empire building, though he retains control of News Corp, which is […]

Iger could remain Disney CEO after Fox deal closes

Disney chief Bob Iger might not be done just yet. Reports claim Iger might re-up in his role as CEO of The Walt Disney Company after closure of an agreement for various 21st Century Fox assets. The development came shortly after news that Fox chief James Murdoch could become CEO of the merged entity, with […]

Endemol Shine Asia chief exits in rejig

Endemol Shine Asia (ESA) managing director Fotini Paraskakis (pictured) is leaving her role, as part of a regional restructure. Endemol Shine Group CEO Sophie Turner Laing said in a note to staff the changes would see the business now focused on regional productions from various hubs around Asia. With Paraskakis leaving in mid-2018 after a […]

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 […]

Endemol Shine India CEO exiting

Endemol Shine India managing director and CEO Deepak Dhar will leave the business at the end of 2017 after eleven years. Company COO Abhishek Rege (below) will replace him, working alongside Dhar (right) during a transition period at the Big Boss producer. Dhar is leaving to pursue a new, unnamed venture next year. Rege joined […]

TBI Weekly: What happens to The Weinstein Company?

This week was undoubtedly dominated by news that Harvey Weinstein has been fired from the company he co-founded, The Weinstein Company (TWC), after multiple allegations of sexual assault. The move to fire Weinstein was supported by all directors of TWC including Weinstein’s brother Robert Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar. However, the […]

MIPCOM slates – ITV Studios & Endemol Shine

ITV Studios Global Entertainment ITV is bringing ten formats to Cannes, leading with popular dating show Love Island. The interactive show will be joined by new titles such as Big Star Bigger Star, a format in which parents of famous faces describe what they were like when they were children, and CelebAbility, where five friends […]

Objective picks up Princess pair’s Hitchhiker TV

UK-based Objective Media Group has created new talent-focused production company, Hitchhiker Television. Princess Productions pair Anna Blue and Will Spokes (pictured) are leading the new label, which will be based at All3Media-owned Objective’s base in County Hall, London. Objective has been building out its production group since Objective Productions was restructured in 2015 under Layla […]

War & Peace firm gets MD, Endemol Shine exec

War & Peace producer Lookout Point has upped commercial director Damian Keogh to managing director, and hired a head of business affairs from Endemol Shine Group. Damian joined the UK-based producer in February 2016 from the BBC’s commercial sales arm, BBC Worldwide (BBCWW), which has a 49% stake in the business. In a new role […]

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