Endemol Shine Australia

UK streamer ITVX inks first int’l acquisition for Australian drama ‘Bali 2002’

UK broadcaster ITV has acquired Bali 2002, a four-part exploring the lives directly impacted by the terrorist attacks on the Indonesian island 20 years ago. The drama, which will air on new streaming service ITVX next year, was co-produced by Banijay labels Endemol Shine Australia and Screentime for Stan and 9Network in Australia. The ITV […]

Format round-up: ‘Trash Or Treasure’ heads to Spain; Australia’s 10 strikes double Banijay deal; Eureka & Talpa team for ‘The Floor’ US launch

‘Trash Or Treasure’ heads to Spain Spain’s Aragón TV has ordered a local adaptation of the Banijay format Trash or Treasure, with the local title Basura o Tesoro. Cuarzo Producciones, a Banijay Iberia label, will produce alongside Delrío Visual. Based on the original format from Banijay’s Mastiff TV in Sweden, Basura o Tesoro is the […]

Sky Italia, Disney & RTÉ lands Australia’s Royal Flying Doctor drama

Sky Italia, RTÉ in Ireland and Disney in Africa and the Middle East are among companies to have bought the Australia drama RFDS. The drama, which was extended by commissioner Seven Network last month, has also been picked up by M7 Group in Czech Republic and Slovakia, as well as TV Joj in Slovakia, following previous sales to […]

Carl Fennessy & Hugh Marks launch Dreamchaser, new Australian producer & distributor

Endemol Shine Australia co-founder Carl Fennessy and former Nine Entertainment CEO Hugh Marks are launching Dreamchaser, a new Sydney-based full-service production and distribution studio. Fennessy and Marks will serve as joint CEOs of the new firm, which will partner with established and emerging creators to develop “exceptional programming slates, cultivate distinctive creative identities and bring […]

Endemol Shine rejigs execs in Australia & names director of content

Endemol Shine Australia (ESA) has promoted three staff to new executive positions, including executive producer Tara McWilliams becoming director of content. She will join existing directors of content Amelia Fisk and Marty Benson, with an expanded remit that sees her overseeing a portfolio of shows across the Banijay’s firm’s unscripted slate. McWilliams will also retain […]

Endemol Shine Oz alum Mark Fennessy launches scripted & factual firm Helium

Endemol Shine Australia co-founder Mark Fennessy has resurfaced a year after leaving the company with a new scripted and factual-focused production outfit. Helium will create and produce original content for all platforms, networks and mediums, with an initial slate that includes drama series Last King Of The Cross, which is in early pre-production for Paramount+. Crime […]

Banijay licenses ‘Mystery Duets’; sells ‘The Write Offs’

European production giant Banijay has licensed French entertainment format Mystery Duets from London-based distributor Can’t Stop Media in a multi-territory deal. Banijay’s development agreement covers Brazil, India, Mexico, New Zealand Poland, Portugal, Russia and Spain and follows an order for more episodes of the show from French channel TF1. Mystery Duets is created and produced […]

Banijay’s Endemol Shine Australia revamps senior exec team

Banijay-owned Endemol Shine Australia has restructured its management team, following the appointment of CEO Peter Newman last year. Executive producer Amelia Fisk becomes director of content in Sydney, MasterChef Australia executive producer Marty Benson will become director of content in Melbourne and commercial director Scott Howard has been promoted to chief operating officer. The appointments, which are effective […]

Fox orders scripted pilots from Endemol Shine based on Oz, French series

Fox has ordered two scripted pilots from Endemol Shine North America.  The Path duo Annie Weisman and Jason Katims are to oversee a new drama pilot based on the original Endemol Shine Australia series Sisters (pictured) from Jonathan Gavin and Imogen Banks, which originally aired on Network Ten in 2017, and was picked up by Netflix as an Original last year. […]

Show of the Week: Family Food Fight

Good humour and healthy family rivalry are promised in Endemol Shine Australia’s Family Food Fight, a high-energy cooking competition pitting six households against one another. Headed up by joint CEOs Mark and Carl Fennessy, who are credited for supercharging the success of MasterChef, the format celebrates family home-style cooking where everyone gets together to cook […]

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