Charlie Corwin


Co-founder exiting Honey Boo Boo prodco

Tom Rogan is leaving US producer Authentic Entertainment 15 years after co-founding it with Lauren Lexton. Authentic is part of Endemol Shine North America, after Endemol USA acquired the prodco in 2010 in a deal reportedly worth around US$60 million. While Rogan is leaving, Lexton has signed a new contract to remain as CEO of […]

True execs transition to Original Media

Original Media’s new co-presidents and CEOs Steven Weinstock and Glenda Hersh are bringing staff from their other prodco, True Entertainment, to the Swamp People producer. The True founders (pictured) were handed control of Original this year upon the exit of Daniel Laikind, and are now bringing the two Endemol Shine North America production companies closer […]

Endemol Shine Latino shapes up

Endemol Shine Group’s Latin American business is shaping up with the appointment co-VPs, who will oversee the unit. Endemol Shine Latino be a Spanish-language division of the merged Endemol and Shine production business based in Miami, targeting the US Hispanic and Mexican markets. Shine’s VP, sales, Latin America Daniel Rodriguez (pictured, right) will lead sales […]

Original Media CEO exits, True bosses in

Original Media is saying goodbye to CEO Daniel Laikind, with the founders of sister prodco True Entertainment taking the reins. Steven Weinstock and Glenda Hersh have been named co-presidents and co-CEOs of the Endemol Shine North America-owned producer. They will also have the same job titles at True, the Endemol Shine company they created in […]

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 […]

Endemol-Shine-Core US leaders named

The joint venture behind the Endemol-Shine Group-Core Media tie-up has named its senior US management. Endemol North America co-chairman and CEOs Cris Abrego (pictured) and Charlie Corwin have been named in the same role at the unnamed JV, reporting to the company’s president, Tim Hincks. They have been in the top US job at Endemol […]

Televisa USA preps erotic Sleeping Beauty series

Televisa’s US division has acquired the rights to Anne Rice’s The Sleeping Beauty series of erotic novels. The author has been lined up to exec produce the TV adaptation of her book series, which was first published in the early-to-mid 1980s under the pseudonym A.N. Roquelaure. Televisa USA bosses Paul Presburger and Michael Garcia will […]

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 […]

Endemol’s Original hires new CEO

Endemol North America-owned reality prodco Original Media has appointed Chris Laikind to become its CEO. The hire comes three months after Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin were appointed co-chief execs of Endemol North America, the latter of who previously oversaw Original. Laikind, the co-founder of Stick Figure Productions, will oversee Original’s reality content creation, based […]

Endemol hires US digital boss

Endemol has recruited Will Keenan to run the US division of its new digital venture Endemol Beyond. Keenan joins from YouTube channel operator Maker Studios where he was VP of vertical development and network programming. As president of Endemol Beyond USA he will oversee the launch of the newly created digital venture in the US […]