Shine America

O’Connell exits as Core aims to refinance

Jennifer O’Connell is reportedly exiting Core Media Group as part of a management restructuring as the Apollo Global Management-owned company aims to refinance more than US$300 million in debt. Core’s head of US television has left the American Idol producer, with Matt Sharp, CEO of subsidiary Sharp Entertainment, now taking on Core’s TV projects. O’Connell, […]

Endemol Shine US unscripted team named

The overall structure of Endemol Shine USA’s unscripted team has taken shape. With Endemol USA and Shine America’s unscripted teams now merged, Endemol Shine USA unscripted programming president Eden Gaha (pictured) has named his team. On the programming front, Georgie Hurford-Jones has been drafted in senior VP, unscripted programming. She had most recently been overseeing […]

Maigret exits in latest Endemol Shine rejig

Endemol Studios chief executive Philippe Maigret is leaving the Endemol Shine Group as the shape of its North American business is finalised. Maigret (left) joined Endemol in 2011 and oversaw the creation of its drama production studio, which has produced shows such as Low Winter Sun, Red Widow and Kingdom for US networks. However, he […]

Fox leaves Gracepoint

US broadcast network Fox has cancelled crime drama Gracepoint after one season. The show failed to gain the same traction as Broadchurch, the high-rating and critically acclaimed UK show upon which it was based. Following middling ratings during its 10-episode run, Fox has pulled the trigger and cancelled the show, which follows David Tennant (Doctor […]

Endemol-Shine-Core US leaders named

The joint venture behind the Endemol-Shine Group-Core Media tie-up has named its senior US management. Endemol North America co-chairman and CEOs Cris Abrego (pictured) and Charlie Corwin have been named in the same role at the unnamed JV, reporting to the company’s president, Tim Hincks. They have been in the top US job at Endemol […]

DreamWorks sale talks ‘stall’

Discussions that may see Jeffrey Katzenberg’s DreamWorks Animation sold to Japan’s SoftBank Corp. have “cooled”, according to the Wall Street Journal. This week it emerged SoftBank, a giant Japanese conglomerate, had offered DreamWorks US$32 a share to acquire the business for a total of around US$3.4 billion. However, the WSJ reported these talks have now […]

Canadian, Oz buyers reach Gracepoint

Canada’s Global TV and Australian pay TV provider Foxel have acquired Gracepoint, the US remake of British crime drama Broadchurch. In Canada, the show will share Fox’s US premiere on Thursday, October 2, while in Australia it will go day-and-date the following day on the NBCUniversal-owned Universal Channel. The 10-part series comes from Shine America, […]

Shine poaches BBC Worldwide exec for unscripted

Shine America has recruited Michael Brooks as its senior VP, unscripted programming. The US division of the Shine Group has poached Brooks from the west coast division of BBC Worldwide Productions and its affiliated prodco Adjacent Productions where he was senior VP, entertainment programming & development. At Shine, Brooks will report to unscripted executive VP […]

Shine America hires factual exec Aho

Shine Group’s US arm has tapped producer Collins Ave. to find a senior VP for factual entertainment. Mike Aho is joining Shine America to lead docu-series development and production efforts on formats for the US market that can be taken international. He will report into Shine America president Eden Gaha. While at Content Media-backed Collins […]

Shine America raids Viacom, A+E for exec appointments

The US division of Shine Group has recruited business affairs execs Michael Minden and Yvonne Rena Bennett. Minden will be senior VP, business affairs and head of entertainment and legal at Shine America. He joins from Viacom Media Networks (fka MTV Networks). Bennett joins Shine from A+E where she was VP, business and legal affairs. […]

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