Endemol Shine Australia


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 […]

NBCU’s Matchbox hires Endemol Shine scripted exec

NBCUniversal International Studios (NBCUIS)-owned Australian producer Matchbox Pictures has hired well-known exec Mimi Butler. She has hired in a role that will see her work across development and production at the prodco, which is behind scripted series such as The Slap (pictured) and Deadline Gallipoli. Butler will be based in Sydney and takes on a permanent post. She […]

Endemol Shine & Seven climb The Wall in Oz

Endemol Shine Australia has been commissioned by Australia’s Seven Network to produce the international game show format The Wall. The show was created by Glassman Media, SpringHill Entertainment and Universal Television Alternative Studio (UTAS) in the US, where it has been a big hit on NBC. The Wall is a quiz show that requires both the […]

CBS ‘claiming A$843m debts from Network Ten’

CBS Studios International (CBSSI) is reportedly claiming A$843 million (US$642.2 million) in debts from troubled Australian channel Network Ten. Various reports claim the international sales arm of US broadcaster CBS is the largest creditor of Ten, which is currently in administration. CBSSI has made the claim to Ten’s administrators, which are currently looking at either […]

Australia to find its Ninja Warrior

Australian commercial broadcaster Nine Network has commissioned a local version of hit Japanese strongman format Ninja Warrior. Endemol Shine Australia is signed on to produce the series, which will be known locally as Australian Ninja Warrior. The format, based on Japanese series Sasuke, has been popular in major Western territories such as the US and […]

Endemol Shine creates Oz drama unit with Banks

Endemol Shine Australia has created a new drama division and signed respected local producer Imogen Banks (pictured) to run it. The division, Endemol Shine Banks, will sit within Endemol Shine Group’s Aussie arm, with Banks reporting into CEOs Mark and Carl Fennessy. Banks, along with prolific scripted producer John Edwards, developed ABC miniseries Paper Giants […]

Nine’s Hotplate ‘shelved after format row’

Australian commercial network Nine has reportedly agreed to stop broadcasting its cooking competition series The Hotplate. This comes after the format became the centre of a dispute with Seven Network, which claimed the show was strikingly similar to its popular show My Kitchen Rules. The Australian Financial Review reported Nine has agreed to stop broadcasting […]