Endemol Shine Group


Featherstone’s Kudos replacements named

Diederick Santer and Dan Isaacs are jointly replacing Jane Featherstone at the top of Endemol Shine Group-owned drama label Kudos. Santer (left) moves across from his role as managing director of another ESG prodco, Lovely Day, while Isaacs (right) moves up from Kudos COO. They jointly take on the role of CEO, a position the […]

FremantleMedia hires Shine exec Brown

Endemol Shine Group’s Georgia Brown is headed to FremantleMedia, where she has been hired as senior VP, scripted. This comes as FremantleMedia seeks to position itself as a key drama and comedy provider. Brown was previously SVP, acquisitions at Shine International, which is now part of the combined Endemol and Shine sales operation following the […]

Shine TV exec joins ITV Studio’s Potato

Shine TV’s Claire Morrison has joined ITV Studios-owned UK prodco Potato in the new role of head of development. Morrison, currently a senior development executive at Endemol Shine Group-owned Shine TV, is credited for helping to develop shows such as BBC One’s The Met, ITV’s Children’s Hospital and Supersize vs Superskinny for Channel 4. Morrison’s […]

Endemol Shine hires China boss, Asia CEO exits

Endemol Shine Group has recruited Viacom’s William Tan to run its China operation and confirmed that the CEO of its wider Asian operations, Arjen van Mierlo, is departing. Tan joins from Viacom and will start in the new role in April, the same month that will see van Mierlo exit the business. Endemol Shine has […]

Cavey launching comedy prodco with Tiger Aspect

Ben Cavey is setting up a comedy-focused prodco within the Endemol Shine Group-owned Tiger Aspect Productions. Cave Bear Productions will sit within Peaky Blinders producer Tiger Aspect, itself part of Endemol Shine UK. Cavey has been with Tiger Aspect since 2005, overseeing shows such as BBC Three comedy Bad Education, ITV’s Benidorm and BBC Two’s […]

BBC Trust seeks views on production plans

The BBC Trust has launched an industry consultation on proposals to scrap current production quotas and bring BBC Production in line with independent prodcos. The Trust, which governs the BBC, is probing how programme supply reaches the UK’s pubcaster. Yesterday it began a review and called for public views on future plans. Currently, a mechanism […]

Tiger Aspect poaches Baby Cow kids chief

Tiger Aspect Productions has tapped rival Baby Cow Productions to appoint the latter’s Tim Searle as creative director, animation and children’s. Searle has to this point been head of animation at Baby Cow, but has worked with Endemol Shine Group-owned Tiger Aspect since 2013 on CITV’s 52x11mins Mr Bean: The Animated Series. He had established […]

Robinson out as Endemol Shine reveals UK team

Tim Robinson is leaving the Endemol Shine Group as the mega-indie this morning revealed its UK management team. Early indications were that Robinson, previously Shine Group’s COO, was negotiating what one source described as a “top international role”, but this has not come to pass. He will exit in the spring. The news came concurrently […]

Sky appoints content boss

Sky has appointed Sky Deutschland executive Gary Davey its UK content boss, filling the role vacated by Sophie Turner Laing. Davey becomes managing director, content, and will assume responsibility for the Sky’s entertainment, movies and news channels in the UK and Ireland. He will take on that role alongside his existing responsibilities as executive VP, […]

Featherstone, Conrad exit Shine

Prolific drama producer Jane Featherstone is leaving Shine Group as its merges with Endemol and Core Media. Henrietta Conrad is also exiting Kudos stablemate Princess Productions. Shine is now operating as Endemol Shine Group following regulatory clearance granted at the back end of last year. Featherstone (pictured) is credited with successful dramas such as Broadchurch, […]