Cathy Payne


Exclusive: TF1 lines up for ITV thriller ‘Deep Water’

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has picked up ITV drama Deep Water, marking the UK thriller’s first international deal. The Endemol Shine International-distributed drama (6 x 60 minutes), which is to debut on ITV tonight (14 August), was adapted by Mrs. Wilson writer Anna Symon from the Windermere series of novels by Paula Daly. Set in […]

For My Next Trick: Endemol Shine International’s Cathy Payne

Each day this week, in the lead-up to International Women’s Day on Friday (8 March), TBI presents its ‘For My Next Trick’ series, which finds a group of industry-leading women across production, commissioning and distribution reflecting on the advice that has shaped their career; innovation in their respective fields; diversity in TV; and the legacy […]

Japan’s NHK gets Younger

TV Land drama Younger is heading to Japan. Endemol Shine International has struck a multi-series deal with Japanese broadcaster NHK for the drama, which centers on a woman who lies about her age to get ahead in the competitive world of publishing. Produced by Viacom-owned cable network TV Land, the series stars Sutton Foster and […]

Endemol Shine International boss Cathy Payne in profile

Cathy Payne was the first winner of the Content Innovation Awards’ Content Leader of the Year award in October last year. The Endemol Shine International CEO tells Jesse Whittock about her philosophy towards selling programming in the modern era and how distribution is getting creative. Cathy Payne’s career has been on an upward trajectory for […]

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 […]

Content Innovation Awards 2017: Cathy Payne & Christina Jennings honoured

Endemol Shine International chief Cathy Payne and Shaftesbury Films founder Christina Jennings were last night recognised for their achievements in television. More than 200 guests saw Payne named the first winner of the Content Innovation Awards’ International Content Leader Award and Jennings the inaugural recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Awards. The Endemol Shine sales chief […]

TBI DISTRIBUTOR SURVEY 2016: SVOD boom, stacking issues?

Netflix and its streaming counterparts have shaken up the traditional TV market in an unprecedented manner. For the free TV players Netflix is a viewing threat and rival for the best programming, for pay TV it is both these and a cord-cutting threat. For distributors SVOD is clearly a boon. Last week CBS boss Les […]

Vice CEO to keynote Edinburgh TV Festival

Vice co-founder and CEO Shane Smith will deliver this year’s James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh International Television Festival in August. The keynote is traditionally a significant event in the UK television calendar, and has been delivered in the past by the likes of Ted Turner, Peter Bazalgette, Rupert Murdoch, Kevin Spacey and, last […]

Endemol Shine creates Israeli scripted hub

Endemol Shine Group has created a production hub in Israel dedicated to scripted programming. Endemol Shine Studios Israel will be based in Tel Aviv, with Endemol Shine Israel’s director of drama and comedy, Gal Zaid, in charge. He will report to Endemol Shine Israel CEO Elad Kuperman. Endemol Shine’s current Israeli scripted slate includes HOT’s […]

Endemol Shine Int’l hires acquisitions chief

Endemol Shine International has hired a head of acquisitions who will in part replace the departed Georgia Brown. Simon Cox has taken on the post at Endemol Shine Group’s global sales arm. He takes on duties previously covered by Brown, who was senior VP, acquisitions but exited to join FremantleMedia International as SVP, scripted, earlier […]

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