Endemol North America


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 […]

Endemol-Shine-Core US leaders named

The joint venture behind the Endemol-Shine Group-Core Media tie-up has named its senior US management. Endemol North America co-chairman and CEOs Cris Abrego (pictured) and Charlie Corwin have been named in the same role at the unnamed JV, reporting to the company’s president, Tim Hincks. They have been in the top US job at Endemol […]

More executive changes at Endemol US

Endemol’s US division has hired Ben Samek as COO and upped Rob Smith to executive VP in the latest in a round of executive changes at the company. Samek joins Endemol North America from 51 Minds where he was COO and oversaw the sale of the US prodco to Endemol. Before that he was at […]

Endemol’s Original hires new CEO

Endemol North America-owned reality prodco Original Media has appointed Chris Laikind to become its CEO. The hire comes three months after Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin were appointed co-chief execs of Endemol North America, the latter of who previously oversaw Original. Laikind, the co-founder of Stick Figure Productions, will oversee Original’s reality content creation, based […]

Endemol hires US digital boss

Endemol has recruited Will Keenan to run the US division of its new digital venture Endemol Beyond. Keenan joins from YouTube channel operator Maker Studios where he was VP of vertical development and network programming. As president of Endemol Beyond USA he will oversee the launch of the newly created digital venture in the US […]

Fox orders Endemol USA pilot

US broadcast network Fox has ordered another programme from Endemol USA – this time a tension-filled studio-based game show. Step Up is the second show Fox has commissioned Endemol to produce this year following workplace reality format Does Someone Have to Go, which was went to series in June. The show is based around a […]

Endemol promotes quartet of US executives

Endemol’s US division has upped four senior executives: Caroline Baumgard, Rob Day, Ron Milkes and Rob Smith. Baumgard becomes executive VP, development at Endemol North America, while Day is upped to executive VP, production and Milkes to executive VP operations, strategy and corporate development and Smith to executive VP, programming. All of the executives will […]