David Flynn


BBC Three commissions Youngest Media for ‘House Share’

BBC Three has commissioned six-part docu-reality series House Share from Youngest Media. The 6 x 20-minute series finds six youth given the chance to move to London, and make a living in the capital while living with a roster of housemates – whom they must also share all their earnings with. With a communal household […]

NBC inherits ‘Small Fortune’ remake

US broadcaster NBC has signed on to adapt Youngest Media’s Small Fortune competition series.  The network has ordered a six-part series of the format, which aired originally on UK broadcaster ITV in February. The show finds teams of three friends competing in small-scale challenges across miniature sets for a chance to win cash prizes. From a shrunk down […]

Story Lab, Youngest Media strike JV for formats

Game of Clones distributor The Story Lab has partnered with David Flynn and Lucas Church’s Youngest Media on a formats venture. The businesses have formed a JV entitled Youngest Labs, which will look to create ambitious global formats and digital-first content, as well as a consumer ventures program and brand-funded commissions. Youngest Labs will have […]

Paramount TV appoints Flynn as int’l strategy chief

Paramount Television has named David Flynn executive vice president of international strategy, a new role for the company. Flynn will report to Amy Powell, president of Paramount TV, which is a US production division within media giant Viacom. In the position, Flynn will play an integral role in helping to identify and secure local formats, […]

Ex-Victory creative chief joins Flynn prodco

Former Victory Television creative director Stuart Shawcross has joined Youngest Media, the fledgling UK-based prodco of ex-Endemol Shine UK execs David Flynn and Lucas Church. Shawcross has been appointed director of entertainment at the fledgling indie. He will drive entertainment strategy, with responsibility for developing new worldwide formats. His credits include creating formats such as […]

Youngest gets order for Game of Clones

Youngest Media, the UK indie set up last year by former Endemol Shine UK execs David Flynn and Lucas Church, has secured its first commission, Game of Clones, for E4. The Channel 4-owned digital channel has ordered a 20x30mins run of the show, in which singletons create their perfect match as an avatar and then […]

Isaacs exits Kudos, reunites with Featherstone

Dan Isaacs (below left) is leaving his post as co-CEO of Endemol Shine Group-owned Kudos to reunite with former production partner Jane Featherstone, who recently revealed her new indie. Isaacs’ co-chief executive Diederick Santer (below right) will now lead Kudos as its sole CEO, with Warner Bros Television Production UK group commercial and business affairs […]

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 […]

Hincks to exit Endemol Shine

Endemol Shine Group’s president, Tim Hincks, has decided to leave the mega-indie. This ends a 17-year association with Endemol Shine and its predecessor, Endemol. Hincks was effectively named as Endemol Shine’s number two upon its creation at the beginning of last year, with Sophie Turner Laing installed as CEO. However, he will leave the company […]

Remarkable co-MD gets Endemol Shine UK post

Endemol Shine UK has promoted one of the managing directors of subsidiary prodco Remarkable Television to take on a centralised creative director role. Nick Mather (pictured) will become the creative director of Endemol Shine UK’s central creative team, a long-running formats initiative that he and around 60 other executives have taken part in. The post […]