Endemol Shine Latino

NATPE: Is Brazil’s format market set to surge?

Think of Brazilian original content and the likelihood is your mind will turn to scripted fare. Telenovelas have long been a staple of the traditional broadcast industry, filling up schedules with long-running storylines of love and passion that have tended to provide relatively little room for unscripted ideas. It is a point made by Laurens […]

Endemol Shine Latino’s Wasserman expands role to US

Michelle Wasserman, senior VP for format licensing and content development at Endemol Shine Latino, is headed to the company’s Miami offices in a newly expanded role. Wasserman (pictured) has spent the last five years in Endemol Shine’s Argentinian office, playing an instrumental role in the company’s Latin American programming sales and development initiatives over that […]

Endemol Shine unleashes Boomdog unit

Endemol Shine North America (ESNA)’s Latin arm is forming a Spanish-language studio with Mexican producer Boomdog. ESNA-owned Endemol Shine Latino (ESL) and Boomdog have created Endemol Shine Boomdog (ESB), which will focus on original scripted and unscripted programming for US Hispanic and Mexican TV channels and services. Boomdog chief executive Alejandro Rincon will be CEO […]

Endemol Shine & DNF create El Clan

Endemol Shine Latino, a division of Endemol Shine North America, and DNF Pictures are producing El Clan, a scripted series that tells the behind-the-scenes story of a big scandal in Latin music history. The series is based on Maria Raquenel Portillo’s (pictured) forthcoming biography that looks at how Portillo and her teenage pop group Boquitas […]

Spotlight on Abrego as Corwin exits Endemol Shine

Cris Abrego is to become the sole CEO of Endemol Shine North America after it emerged Charlie Corwin was unexpectedly exiting the 21st Century Fox-backed production giant. US reports have strongly linked Corwin to a post at Imagine Entertainment, the prodco behind National Geographic’s new drama-doc Mars. He would take on the role of CEO, […]

BBC and Endemol Shine strike Brazil pact

Endemol Shine will make BBC formats in Brazil after striking a deal with BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK pubcaster. The agreement means that Endemol Shine Brazil will repurpose Worldwide’s entertainment and drama series – from the BBC and the third parties that BBCWW reps – locally. The deal covers current and library […]

Endemol Shine makes Latino hire

Endemol Shine’s US arm has hired Latino programming veteran Flavio Morales. Morales (pictured) becomes executive VP at Endemol Shine Latino and will develop unscripted, scripted and digital content aimed at the US Hispanic/English-speaking marketplace. He will work under Laurens Drillich, the current CEO of Endemol Shine Netherlands, who will become president of Endemol Shine Latino in early […]

Boelhouwer returns to Endemol Shine in rejig

Iris Boelhouwer is returning to Endemol Shine Group as a co-CEO of the firm’s Netherlands arm, a move triggered by restructuring in Latin America. Boelhouwer was Endemol Shine’s managing director, creative operations before stepping down in August. In that post she oversaw Big Brother, Deal or No Deal and The Money Drop. However, following the […]

Big Brother returns to Mexico

Big Brother is heading back to Mexico after a decade away. The show most recently ran on Televisa in 2005, but is now coming back on platforms including PM Canal 5 and pay TV operator Sky Mexico. Casting begins next month in cities across the country, with a launch on PM Canal 5, which is […]

Endemol Shine Latino shapes up

Endemol Shine Group’s Latin American business is shaping up with the appointment co-VPs, who will oversee the unit. Endemol Shine Latino be a Spanish-language division of the merged Endemol and Shine production business based in Miami, targeting the US Hispanic and Mexican markets. Shine’s VP, sales, Latin America Daniel Rodriguez (pictured, right) will lead sales […]