Endemol Shine Americas

Lexton leaves Authentic after 18 years

Lauren Lexton, co-founder of Authentic Entertainment, is set to leave the production company after 18 years. She will be succeeded as CEO by Helga Eike, an Authentic veteran, who is set to return to the business having launched Red Bandit Media with ITV America. Lexton leaves Authentic having overseen the creation of a number of […]

Ex-Spike content chief joins Endemol Shine

Former Spike TV content chief Sharon Levy has joined Endemol Shine North America. She has been named president of scripted and unscripted television at Endemol Shine Group’s LA-based arm. She recently left her role as executive VP of original series at Spike, which is soon to be branded as the Paramount Network. There she had […]

Endemol Shine prodcos merge in US

Endemol Shine North America’s New York-based prodcos True Entertainment and Original Media are merging into a fully-integrated entity. The new company, Truly Original, will remain a subsidiary of Endemol Shine North America, with Emmy award-winning producers Glenda Hersh (left) and Steven Weinstock (below right) as co-presidents and co-CEOs. Truly Original will maintain the creative labels […]

Reed Midem claims 70% surge in MIP Cancun numbers

The MIP Cancun market attracted 560 TV execs from 387 companies, organiser Reed Midem said, following the end of the event on November 17. The attendance numbers were up 70% according to Reed, which also noted delegates from 46 countries were at the Mexican market. Reed organises meetings between buyers and sellers at the event, […]