Eden Gaha

Endemol Shine’s Gaha exiting

Eden Gaha is leaving Endemol Shine North America. He has been president of unscripted at the company since its formation after the merger of Endemol and Shine. Before the merger he was at Shine. News of his departure broke last week, with Gaha confirming the news to US trades and alluding to a new venture. […]

Seacrest, Endemol Shine pact for YouTube talent show

Ryan Seacrest Productions and Endemol Shine are making Best.Cover.Ever, a singing competition series that will launch on YouTube this year. Singer Ludacris will front the series, which will feature Demi Lovato, Backstreet Boys, and Jason Derulo. The format will see international musicians performing cover versions of hit songs with the best getting to perform with […]

Ex-Relativity exec joins Endemol Shine USA

Former Relativity Television exec Jesse Kerns has joined Endemol Shine USA to work under newly-promoted executive VP, unscripted production Rob Day. Kerns (pictured left) has been named senior VP, unscripted production, and is drafted in as Day (below right) is upped from as SVP post and executive director of production Kirk Anderson become VP, production […]

Endemol Shine inks Justin Hochberg deal

Endemol Shine North America has struck a content deal with Justin Hochberg, the creator of CNBC series The Profit and one of the team that launched the US version of The Apprentice. The deal between Endemol Shine and Hochberg’s Just Entertainment Studio will see the programme maker create and develop new formats and branded digital […]

Endemol Shine US unscripted team named

The overall structure of Endemol Shine USA’s unscripted team has taken shape. With Endemol USA and Shine America’s unscripted teams now merged, Endemol Shine USA unscripted programming president Eden Gaha (pictured) has named his team. On the programming front, Georgie Hurford-Jones has been drafted in senior VP, unscripted programming. She had most recently been overseeing […]

NBC lands on Bear Grylls’ Island

US broadcaster NBC has ordered a local version of Bear Grylls-fronted Channel 4 adventurer series The Island. NBC will run a six-episode social experiment series in which 14 men will attempt to live on an unmanned island. The show is based on Shine TV format The Island, which first went out on Channel 4 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 […]

Shine America hires factual exec Aho

Shine Group’s US arm has tapped producer Collins Ave. to find a senior VP for factual entertainment. Mike Aho is joining Shine America to lead docu-series development and production efforts on formats for the US market that can be taken international. He will report into Shine America president Eden Gaha. While at Content Media-backed Collins […]

Shine America promotes production chief

Shine America has promoted unscripted TV veteran Linda Giambrone to the role of executive VP and head of production. Giambrone was previously senior VP and production head but has been upped after doing “a phenomenal job over the last two years overseeing all production aspects of our unscripted programming slate,” according to Shine America’s president […]