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-pm-400Maigret (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 stepping down and will transition into a consultancy role, according to Endemol Shine.

Shine America’s executive VP, scripted programming Carolyn G. Bernstein and Endemol Studios’ EVP, creative affairs Jeremy Gold will continue in their posts at a newly-merged Endemol Shine Studios.

Both report to Endemol Shine North America co-CEOs Charlie Corwin and Chris Abrego, and the development comes as Endemol Shine North America finalises its structure under the pair.

Shine America’s Eden Gaha is a big winner on the reality side at the rejigged group, becoming president of unscripted television, Endemol Shine USA. He will report to the co-chief execs.

Reporting to him will be Rob Smith, who is promoted from executive VP of creative affairs to EVP and head of unscripted television.

Endemol North America’s COO Ben Samek will take on the same post at ESNA, also reporting to Corwin and Abrego.

Shine 360° and Shine America digital president Vivi Zigler has been named president, digital, brand and audience development at ENSA, reporting to Corwin and Abrego. Will Keenan will remain as president of Endemol Beyond USA and report to Zigler.

Endemol USA’s John Farrell will become general counsel, while Endemol North America CFO Paul Jennings takes on the same post at ESNA. Jo Schlosser, previously senior VP, communications at Shine America, take on the same role at ESNA. All three report to Corwin and Abrego.

In North America, the other brand in the Endemol-Shine joint venture, Core Media Group, will operate with its own capital structure under president Peter Hurwitz.

21st Century Fox- and Apollo Global Management-controlled ESG has now unveiled its corporate structures in the UK, France, Germany, Iberia, the Nordic region and Asia, and for its international distribution and creative networks divisions. Only Australia remains unaccounted for at this stage.

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