Core Media

Marc Graboff leaves Core as mega-merger moves closer

Marc Graboff, the former NBC programming boss, is leaving Core Media Group. His departure is being seen as a clear sign that the Core-Endemol-Shine merger is moving ahead, with Endemol North America bosses Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin taking over Graboff’s responsibilities. In May 21st Century Fox said it planned to create a joint venture […]

Noreen Halpern’s Halfire hires Hope

Halfire Entertainment, the prodco set up by Entertainment One’s former drama boss Noreen Halpern, has recruited Julie Hope as its COO. Hope, a chartered accountant, joins the Toronto-based company from Insight Productions, where she was CFO. Insight is the Canadian indie that makes Amazing Race Canada and Big Brother Canada. She starts at Halfire at […]

US and Canadian broadcasters team for comedy series first

NBC and Shaw are joining forces to make single-cam comedy series Working the Engels, marking the first time the US and Canadian broadcasters have collaborated on a half-hour network comedy. The show will be made by the broadcasters and US/Canadian producer Halfire-Core Entertainment, the joint venture between ex-eOne exec Noreen Halpern and ex-NBC exec Marc […]

Simon Shaps sets up shop at Idol producer Core

At Core, Shaps will be MD, international content and production and create a London-based team that will develop formats for the European and US markets. He will report to Core Media boss Marc Graboff, the former boss of NBC. He said: “Core is committed to bringing its unique approach for creating and developing our own […]

Peter Chernin’s media firm gets Qatari cash boost

Qatar Holding has reportedly made a major investment in Peter Chernin’s media company The Chernin Group. Along with a large investment from private equity firm Providence, Chernin has about $300 million to fund expansion of his fledgling company, news wires reported. Former News Corp. COO Chernin will use the cash to invest in TV, film […]

Peter Chernin linked to Endemol, Core Media deal

Peter Chernin is reportedly in merger talks with formats giant Endemol and American Idol producer Core Media. The Los Angeles Times reported that Chernin is exploring the possibility of merging his television and film production company Chernin Entertainment with the two reality television firms. The deal would see Chernin become chairman of the new company […]