Endemol Shine North America appoints exec director of licensing

Scott Shillet

Endemol Shine North America has appointed consumer products exec Scott Shillet as executive director of licensing.

In his new role, Shillet will support the development of brand licensing partnerships across various consumer products and the company’s non-scripted and scripted series in North America.

He will also work closely alongside Endemol Shine Group’s brand licensing team to develop global licensing strategies for the company’s top brands.

Endemol Shine North America’s slate includes the likes of MasterChef, MasterChef Junior, Big Brother and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

Prior to joining Endemol Shine North America, Shillet served as licensing director for Global Toys & Hardlines at 20th Century Fox, where he was responsible for driving licensing programmes for Fox animated and live-action properties, including The SimpsonsBob’s BurgersAlienHome Alone and The Sandlot.

Before joining 20th Century Fox, Shillet was senior franchise manager for Harry Potter Global Franchise Development at Warner Bros., where he oversaw the development of key product initiatives and strategies for Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts across multiple Warner Bros. divisions, including Consumer Products, Global Themed Entertainment, Gaming, Studio Tours and Publishing.

Previously, Shillet held various positions at DreamWorks Animation, including global product development manager, hardlines, and licensing manager for Softlines, where he drove development of consumer products programs for properties including TrollsHow to Train Your DragonKung Fu Panda and Shrek.

Ambert Sheppo, SVP of licensing at Endemol Shine North America, said: “I am thrilled to have Scott join me in building a world-class licensing team here at Endemol Shine. His vast experience in entertainment licensing, his passion for our properties and his deep relationships within our industry will make him an asset to the entire Endemol Shine Group global licensing team.”

Jane Smith, group director of brand licensing and gaming for Endemol Shine Group, added: “Bringing executives of the calibre of both Amber and Scott into the brand licensing team underlines our commitment to growing our brand licensing business as a group. The North American market is a key driver of our success globally as we continue to expand our commercial partnerships across our brand portfolio.”

Shillet said: “I am excited to join the talented team at Endemol Shine in bringing joy to fans of their shows through licensed products and experiences. With a vast library of content, including my personal favourite, Peaky Blinders, there are a plethora of amazing licensing opportunities that I am eager to explore across various traditional and non-traditional categories.”

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