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Endemol does deal with Idol’s Randy Jackson

Randy_JacksonThe US division of Endemol Shine Group has struck a deal with American Idol judge Randy Jackson who will develop unscripted projects for the production and distribution giant.

ESG said Jackson will develop unscripted, scripted and digital programming that he will then produce with the Endemol Shine North America team.

Jackson was originally a musician before moving into music production, talent management and TV.

As well as his turn on American Idol, he exec produced the MTV hit series Randy Jackson Presents:  America’s Best Dance Crew, which was on the air from 2008 to 2012.

Endemol Shine North America co-CEOs Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin said: “He is one of the most respected talents in both the music and television industries and we’re looking forward to developing projects with him to produce across our unscripted, scripted and digital businesses.”

Jackson added: “Cris and Charlie are incredible leaders. I look forward to working with them and creating some magic.”