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Endemol Shine alum Wim Ponnet named EMEA president at OTT firm Quickplay

Endemol Shine Group’s former chief strategy and commercial officer Wim Ponnet has taken up a new role at OTT technology firm Quickplay. Ponnett becomes president of its nascent EMEA division, which is aiming to capitalise on streaming requirements from pay-TV and telco companies. He most recently founded investment firm FanTechCapital and before that spent seven […]

‘Moneybags’ prodco Youngest Media closes as effects of pandemic bite

Moneybags and Game Of Clones producer Youngest Media is closing after seven years of operation, citing the long-term effects of the pandemic on its business. The UK-based firm was set up in 2016 by Endemol Shine Group duo David Flynn and Lucas Church, with formats including Channel 4 (C4) quizzer Moneybags and ITV gameshow Small […]

BBC Studios restructures in ANZ, hires Fremantle & Endemol Shine execs

BBC Studios (BBCS) in Australia and New Zealand has restructured its operations by hiring Fremantle’s scripted development chief and handing a new role to unscripted exec Deb Spinocchia. Warren Clarke is leaving Fremantle in Oz to become head of scripted for BBCS ANZ, as it prepares to expand its push into the genre down under. […]

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, […]

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