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ZDFE hires Endemol Shine & Twitter alum to lead digital production

Germany’s ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) has hired former Twitter and Endemol Shine Group exec Michael Kollatschny to lead its digital production division.  He will become MD of ZDF Digital Mediaproduktion from January, with a remit to lead the multimedia arm of the German broadcaster, which creates, develops and produces IP and content for national and international buyers. […]

Banijay ups Cris Abrego to head Americas; Bunim/Murray CEO Gil Goldschein to exit

Production and distribution giant Banijay has promoted Endemol Shine exec Cris Abrego to lead its operations in North America and Latin America, as part of a restructure that has seen long-time Bunim/Murray CEO and chairman Gil Goldschein depart. Reporting to Banijay CEO Marco Bassetti, Abrego will now hold the title of chairman of the Americas […]

Exclusive: Ex-Endemol Shine Turkey chief Hakan Eren reveals ONN Productions

Former Endemol Shine Turkey (EST) commercial chief Hakan Eren has unveiled his new production company, which already has a raft of projects in the works. ONN Productions Turkey was launched earlier this year and is producing films and series across both scripted and unscripted genres. Five scripted series are currently on the slate, including Felicity, Flawless, […]

Tiger Aspect MD Damian Kavanagh to step down after two years

Damian Kavanagh, MD of Banijay-owned UK producer Tiger Aspect, is to leave the company. The former BBC Three controller joined the Peaky Blinders prodco in early 2019, with a remit across the creative and strategic direction of the company. He had reported into Peter Salmon, who was appointed in August as executive chairman at Banijay UK, following […]

Banijay names Endemol Shine’s Lars Blomgren to head scripted across EMEA

Banijay has named Lars Blomgren as head of scripted across EMEA, retaining a similar role to the one he held at Endemol Shine Group prior to its acquisition by the French production and distribution outfit. Blomgren will focus on the non English-language side of Banijay’s scripted operations and will work in partnership with the group’s […]

Banijay rejigs marketing & comms with Endemol Shine’s Patrick Keegan departing

Banijay has rejigged its marketing and communications team following its acquisition of Endemol Shine Group, with the latter’s Patrick Keegan set to depart. Keegan had been communications director for Shine Group before its merger with Endemol in 2014 and went on to become group director of marketing and communications for ESG, a role he had […]

Banijay hires Endemol Shine alum as chief commercial officer

Banijay had made the latest addition to its senior management team, this time hiring former Endemol Shine Group (ESG) exec Owain Walbyoff as the group’s new chief commercial officer. Owain Walbyoff is based out of London and will oversee licensing, merchandising, gaming, gambling and music operations for the giant producer-distributor. He starts 1 September and […]

Banijay ups Jacob Houlind to Nordic CEO; Karin Stjärne departs

European production and distribution giant Banijay has appointed Jacob Houlind as CEO of its Nordic operations, while Endemol Shine exec Karin Stjärne is to depart. In his new role, Houlind will oversee all operations across the group, which now includes 24 companies in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and the UK and US, following the recent […]

Denmark’s DR1 welcomes Metronome’s drag show ‘Fabulous Dads’

DR1 in Denmark has ordered a three-part factual entertainment series delving into the world of drag. Fabulous Dads has been created by Banijay-owned Metronome and brings fathers and sons closer together as they immerse themselves into the drag scene, where the son is a performer. The fathers have no understanding of the drag world and […]

Banijay reveals UK restructure, with Endemol Shine’s Richard Johnston exiting

Banijay has restructured its operations in the UK, with Peter Salmon and Lucinda Hicks taking up new roles and Endemol Shine UK CEO Richard Johnston leaving the company. The revised team will see Salmon, the former Endemol Shine Group (ESG) chief creative officer, leading Banijay UK as executive chairman, with former ESG’s UK chief operating […]

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