Colette Foster

Remarkable hires ex-Optomen exec

Endemol Shine UK prodco Remarkable has hired a former Optomen Television development exec and promoted an in-house producer to built entertainment and factual teams. Patrick Furlong (left) has joined the Deal or No Deal producer as head of factual, meaning he will oversee the factual slate, while in-house executive producer Richard Hague has been named […]

Ex-Endemol Shine UK pair launch indie

Former Endemol Shine UK bosses David Flynn and Lucas Church have created a new independent studio, Youngest Media. The pair exited Endemol Shine Group last year following its creation at the end of 2014. They have now launched London-based Youngest, which is described as “a new breed of independent studio delivering “television, video and digital […]

Jane Featherstone creates new prodco

Former Kudos boss Jane Featherstone has unveiled her new production company, which is named Sister Pictures. Featherstone left Endemol Shine Group-owned Kudos in spring last year after producing series such as Hustle, Broadchurch and The Tunnel. Joining Featherstone from her former firm is Katie Carpenter, who is named head of development at Sister. Carpenter was […]

Fremantle buys into former Endemol exec’s indie

FremantleMedia has bought a 25% stake in Full Fat TV, the indie set up earlier this year by the former boss of Endemol Shine Group-owned indie Remarkable Television, Colette Foster. The agreement gives FremantleMedia a quarter stake in the Birmingham-based UK prodco and an option to increase that in the future. Prior to launching the […]

Twofour exec, Fox land Remarkable top jobs

Endemol Shine UK’s Remarkable Television has appointed a Twofour Group daytime executive as one of two new managing directors. Kitty Walshe will lead the Pointless producer with James Fox, who is promoted from creative director of multplatform game show formats subsidiary Remarkable Games. The pair replace Colette Foster, who left in April, and Nick Mather, […]

Boss of Endemol Shine’s Remarkable exiting

Colette Foster, the co-chief of Remarkable Television is exiting the prodco after eight years. Remarkable is one of the largest prodcos in the Endemol Shine UK stable and Foster’s departure is the latest in a string of senior changes following the merger of Endemol and Shine. Foster joined Remarkable in 2007 as an exec producer, […]

Endemol prodco poaches BBC factual pair

Endemol-owned doc specialist Tigress Productions has hired a pair of BBC factual execs as it moves into features and factual entertainment for the first time. Pete Lawrence will next year become Tigress’s creative director, while Claire Urquhart has alresdy joined as head of development. Lawrence is currently head of BBC Features Productions and Urquhart was […]