Arjen van Mierlo


Endemol Shine Asia chief exits in rejig

Endemol Shine Asia (ESA) managing director Fotini Paraskakis (pictured) is leaving her role, as part of a regional restructure. Endemol Shine Group CEO Sophie Turner Laing said in a note to staff the changes would see the business now focused on regional productions from various hubs around Asia. With Paraskakis leaving in mid-2018 after a […]

Endemol Shine Group: the story so far

The enormous distribution group created by the merger of Endemol, Shine Group and Core Media is taking shape, with a raft of new appointments, executives leaving the business and former staffers turning up elsewhere. Here are the key appointments at the new super group. Endemol Shine Group has been shaping up under CEO Sophie Turner […]

Endemol Shine hires China boss, Asia CEO exits

Endemol Shine Group has recruited Viacom’s William Tan to run its China operation and confirmed that the CEO of its wider Asian operations, Arjen van Mierlo, is departing. Tan joins from Viacom and will start in the new role in April, the same month that will see van Mierlo exit the business. Endemol Shine has […]

Chinese Big Brother for VOD platform

Online video platform Youku Tudou has commissioned China’s first ever version of Endemol’s flagship format Big Brother. Youku Tudou and a new Endemol Asia unit, Endemol China, are collaborating on a ten-week series, Big Brother China. The series will go into production shortly ahead of an early 2015 launch. Youku Tudou, which formed out the […]

Endemol management shake-up continues with Paraskakis appointment

Endemol has announced another senior management change, appointing Fotini Paraskakis managing director of its Asian business. She joins from FremantleMedia Asia, where she was director of content. At Endemol, Paraskakis will step into a new role and oversee Endemol’s creative, production and format sales activities across Asia. She will report to Arjen van Mierlo, CEO […]