Endemol staffs up on the East and West coasts

Endemol has opened a new office in New York to better service the US cable networks and added two new execs to its West coast operation.

Dave Hamilton has joined the producer and distributor from VH1 and will be head of development at the new Manhattan base, which will operate alongside Endemol-owned, NY-based, True Entertainment and Original Media.

At VH1 Hamilton developed reality series including Tool Academy, Scream Queens and What Chilli Wants.

Endemol has also hired two development and programming execs for its LA office.

Michael Weinberg, exec-producer of America’s Got Talent and Don’t Forget the Lyrics has joined as VP, development. It has also recruited Noah Beery from MTV and he becomes Endemol’s LA-based VP, production.

Hamilton and Weinberg will report to Endemol USA SVP, development, Caroline Baumgard.

“Michael Weinberg and Dave Hamilton have incredible experience in both production and development and they will be important players in continuing to help build successful Endemol shows and brands,” Baumgard said. “By having support on both coasts, this will allow us to have an even larger presence.”