Endemol Shine Australia

Marks tipped as Gyngell’s Nine replacement

Australia’s Nine Entertainment is reportedly poised to appoint a former Southern Star Entertainment CEO as its new boss. According to various local news reports, Hugh Marks (pictured) is expected to replace David Gyngell as chief executive of Nine Network’s parent company. Gyngell’s contract is up at the end of the year, and he has long […]

MIPCOM Hot Pick: Spelling Star

“Spelling Star is a supercharged family event that combines the traditional art of spelling with the drama, jeopardy and entertainment value of The Voice, which we make here in Australia,” says Mark Fennessy, co-CEO of Endemol Shine Australia and the creator of the show. “It’s far more talent-based than gameshow. We created both group and individual challenges, which tested speed as […]

Job losses at Endemol Shine Australia

There has been a round of job losses at Endemol Shine Australia following the combination of the Australian divisions of Endemol and Shine. Local news site Mumbrella was the first to report the redundancies, suggesting as many as 40 staff have left the business. The site said Endemol producers including John Edwards, Imogen Banks and Mimi […]

Endemol Shine Oz team takes shape

Mark and Carl Fennessy’s team at Endemol Shine Australia is taking shape as the Sydney-based producer and distributor formally began operations. Shine Australia’s director of programming, Peter Newman, has been named managing director, unscripted content at the merged company. He has overseen formats including MasterChef Australia, The Bachelor and Gogglebox while at Shine Australia. Reporting into […]

Endemol Oz CEO follows Fennessys out the door

The chief executive of Endemol Australia, Janeen Faithfull, is exiting the business as Endemol Shine Group continues to look for a leader in the Australasian region. Faithfull’s departure comes soon after Shine Australia chiefs Mark and Carl Fennessy turned down the chance to run Endemol Shine Australia. Gallipoli producer Endemol Shine co-international operations CEO Martha […]