Endeavor hires XG Entertainment co-founder to lead China arm

Endeavor has appointed Sum Huang as its CEO in China. Huang was most recently a partner at Shanghai-based XG Entertainment, which he co-founded. The company produces content for domestic streamers and is backed by tech giant Alibaba. Before that, Huang was at investment firms Hony Capital and US-based AEA Investors. Mark Shapiro, Endeavor’s president, said: […]

BritBox UK orders Simon Maxwell drama with Claire Foy starring

BritBox in the UK has ordered a new crime thriller starring The Crown’s Claire Foy. Marlow, from Simon Maxwell’s Motive Pictures and Endeavor Content, is an eight-parter that tracks the lives of two families who live on the banks of the Thames. The show explores the centuries-old history of the families and their ongoing conflicts. […]

HBO Max spending spree continues with ‘The Trial of Christine Keeler’

HBO Max has made its latest international drama acquisition, this time taking exclusive US rights to BBC One’s 2019 hit The Trial of Christine Keeler. The WarnerMedia streamer, which has seen production on its own pipeline of originals heavily impacted by the pandemic, will debut the Ecosse Films and Great Meadow Productions six-parter on 9 […]

Endeavor Content buys ‘The Wall’ producer Glassman Media

Endeavor Content has acquired The Wall producer Glassman Media.  According to Deadline, the business has struck an eight-figure deal to secure the Los Angeles-based unscripted prodco, which was founded in 2001 by former investigative journalist Andrew Glassman. The show’s credits include Fox’s Spin The Wheel, NBC’s Average Joe and CMT’s Sweet Home Alabama. Following the deal, Glassman Media […]

Endeavor files for IPO amid writers clash

Endeavor, the Hollywood talent agency and media empire, has announced it is filing for an initial public offering. Run by Ari Emanuel, Endeavor has grown rapidly since his Endeavor Talent Agency acquired the William Morris Agency in 2009. Endeavor now owns top talent agency WME (formed from the merger of ETA and WMA), sports agency […]

Endeavor ups Mark Shapiro to president

Mark Shapiro has been promoted to president of Endeavor after heading up the content business at IMG for five years. Endeavor, which acquired IMG in 2014, has hired Shapiro to the newly created role after expanding its business over the past few years. It is the parent company of WME, UFC, as well as IMG. Shapiro […]

Endemol Shine exec confirms sale is imminent

The sale of Endemol Shine Group is reaching its final stages, with a deal expected in “a month or two”. Endemol chief creative officer Peter Salmon confirmed on Tuesday (18 September) at the Royal Television Society’s London conference that the business is close to reaching a deal, with new ownership expected to be in place […]

WME & IMG sales team merge for new Endeavor

The sales teams at WME and IMG are coming together to form Endeavor Content. Days after WME IMG rebranded as Endeavor, bringing the classic LA agency brand back after its retirement, the company has unveiled the launch of Endeavor Content. Chris Rice (pictured) and Graham Taylor will serve as co-presidents of the unit, with Endeavor […]