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Curious Films hires BBC & Endemol Shine alum Kim Shillinglaw

Former BBC controller and Endemol Shine Group exec Kim Shillinglaw has been appointed as a non-exec director at UK producer Curious Films. Shillinglaw has more than three decades experience in the media industry and was most recently leading Endemol Shine’s UK factual operations. She stepped down in January 2020 after four years in the role following […]

BBC Studios Productions appoints Newen’s Martha Brass as COO

BBC Studios (BBCS) Productions has appointed Martha Brass from France’s Newen Group as its chief operating officer. Brass reports into Ralph Lee, CEO at BBCS Productions, and will have oversight of commercial and business development activities. She will also be accountable for business operations and production across all office belonging to BBCS Productions, which is currently […]

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 […]

Netflix settles ‘Black Mirror’ lawsuit over interactive ‘Bandersnatch’ episode

Netflix has settled a long-running lawsuit over an Emmy-winning interactive episode from its Black Mirror series. A US district court judge confirmed that the global streamer had reached a settlement with the plaintiff, who had tried to get the Black Mirror: Bandersnatch episode removed. ‘Choosing your own adventure’ The disagreement around the Charlie Brooker-created show – which […]

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 […]

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