Endemol Shine Group

Banijay raises $2.6bn for Endemol Shine acquisition

Banijay Group has finalised a refinancing drive to raise €2.4bn ($2.6bn) for its acquisition of Endemol Shine Group. The French superindie said in a statement that its refinancing had been oversubscribed, following positive feedback from the investor community. Banijay raised the money across Euros and U.S. dollars with a maturity of five years, giving it the […]

Endemol Shine UK’s factual chief Kim Shillinglaw to step down

Endemol Shine Group’s UK-focused factual chief Kim Shillinglaw is stepping down. Former BBC Two and Four boss Shillinglaw was appointed director of factual at Endemol Shine UK in 2016, overseeing the management of prodcos including Dragonfly, Dragonfly West, DSP and Tigress. During her time with the group, producers under Shillinglaw’s remit were behind shows including […]

Endemol Shine North America names unscripted originals SVP

Endemol Shine North America (ESNA) has named producer Michael Heyerman as its SVP of unscripted original series. Heyerman had been a producer with the company since 2018 and had been behind shows including the US version of Lego Masters for Fox, HGTV’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and MasterChef Jr – Road To The Finale. He […]

Endemol Shine appoints for Creative Networks rejig after Lisa Perrin exit

Endemol Shine Group (ESG) has restructured its Creative Networks arm following the exit of the division’s CEO Lisa Perrin, with the addition of two senior execs. The departure of Perrin, who is joining ITV Studios, will see ESG’s chief creative officer Peter Salmon taking a more hands-on management role across Creative Networks, while Endemol Shine […]

Endemol Shine’s Truly Original adds Paramount Network exec to head development

Endemol Shine Group’s US-based producer Truly Original has appointed former Paramount Network exec Chachi Senior as its head of development. Based in LA and New York, Senior will oversee and run the Truly Original creative development roster for all platforms and across all content genres, including documentary, reality, formats, competition and podcasts. Senior will work […]

Exclusive: Endemol Shine’s sales rejig revealed, new Asia ‘MasterChef’ deal

Endemol Shine Group’s global sales division has rejigged the remits of its senior management team following the departure of long-serving CEO Cathy Payne. Endemol Shine International chief Payne confirmed plans to step down late last year, as revealed by TBI, with her remit now taken up by three existing senior execs. TBI understands ESI’s LA-based […]

Endemol Shine France chief operating officer steps down to join Mediawan

Endemol Shine France’s chief operating officer Delphine Cazaux is stepping down from her position to join French media group Mediawan. Cazaux took up the position at ESG’s French division in 2017, after the group’s subsidiaries in the country finally combined forces almost three years after Endemol and Shine completed their own merger. She will become […]

Exclusive: Endemol Shine to wind down Turkish arm despite insolvency failure

Endemol Shine Group (ESG) will continue to wind down Endemol Shine Turkey (EST) despite an Istanbul court yesterday rejecting the company’s long-running attempt to file for insolvency in the country. ESG started shuttering its Turkish division in 2017 and initiated insolvency proceedings after an investigation into the business revealed “serious management” issues. EST commercial chief […]

Endemol Shine India preps web drama about Uphaar Cinema fire tragedy

Endemol Shine India is creating a web series about the true events surrounding the Uphaar Cinema fire in Delhi in 1997, which killed 59 people. The show is based on Neelam and Shekhar Krishnamoorthy’s book Trial By Fire: The Tragic Tale Of The Uphaar Fire Tragedy and will be helmed by Prashant Nair, whose 2015 […]