Ben Samek

Endemol Shine inks deal with hologram firm

The US division of Endemol Shine has inked a deal with Hologram USA, a holographic projection firm formed by FilmOn founder Alki David. The deal was struck between reality TV producer Justin Hochberg’s Just Entertainment, which works out of Endemol Shine’s US base and has a first-look with the production group, and Hologram, which is […]

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 (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 […]

More executive changes at Endemol US

Endemol’s US division has hired Ben Samek as COO and upped Rob Smith to executive VP in the latest in a round of executive changes at the company. Samek joins Endemol North America from 51 Minds where he was COO and oversaw the sale of the US prodco to Endemol. Before that he was at […]