Endemol Shine North America

‘Fleabag’ star Andrew Scott lands on Showtime’s ‘Tom Ripley’ adaptation

Fleabag‘s Andrew Scott is set to star in US cabler Showtime’s forthcoming drama based on Patricia Highsmith’s Tom Ripley novels. Ripley is being co-produced by CBS-backed Showtime and Endemol Shine North America, in association with Entertainment 360 and Filmrights. Oscar winner Steven Zaillian (Schindler’s List, The Night Of) is attached to write and direct the […]

Endemol Shine exits ‘Masked Singer’ as Fox goes in-house for unscripted

Fox is launching an in-house studio for alternative entertainment that will count the next series of The Masked Singer as one of its first productions. The hit singing format, which launched in January and is expected to return to the broadcaster as early as this autumn, will continue to be exec produced by Smart Dog […]

Fox orders scripted pilots from Endemol Shine based on Oz, French series

Fox has ordered two scripted pilots from Endemol Shine North America.  The Path duo Annie Weisman and Jason Katims are to oversee a new drama pilot based on the original Endemol Shine Australia series Sisters (pictured) from Jonathan Gavin and Imogen Banks, which originally aired on Network Ten in 2017, and was picked up by Netflix as an Original last year. […]

Exclusive: Fox’s Masked Singer optioned in the UK

Argonon Group-backed producer Bandicoot Television has optioned Fox’s hit format The Masked Singer for the UK. The format debuted on the US broadcaster on 2 January in a Wednesday 9pm slot, drawing more than 9m viewers and marking the highest rated unscripted debut on any US network in seven years, topping The X Factor’s September 2011 launch. […]

Brad Pitt’s Plan B & Endemol Shine take Lego Masters to the US

Endemol Shine North America (ESNA), UK prodco Tuesday’s Child and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment will jointly produce a US version of hit British series Lego Masters. The production companies are set to start conversations with potential American-based platforms later this month. Originally created by Tuesday’s Child, Lego Masters first launched on Channel 4 in the […]

Endemol Shine NA taps Critical Content’s Brad Carr

Endemol Shine North America has named veteran studio exec Brad Carr as its senior VP of production. Carr joins Endemol Shine from Critical Content (fka Relativity Television), where he served as senior VP of production on titles such as Home Free (Fox), Trisha’s Southern Kitchen (Food Network) and Lowe Files (A+E). At Endemol Shine he will lead […]

Formats round-up: Sony, Endemol and Armoza score sales

Electric Ray’s Alone At Home has sold into Germany and the Netherlands ahead of its UK premiere next week. RTL Netherlands has ordered a 6 x 60-minute adaptation of the Sony Pictures Television-distributed format, with production set to start in December. Meanwhile RTL Germany has also ordered the program, which will be produced by Sony […]

MasterChef Jr. showrunner strikes EP pact with Endemol

MasterChef Jr. showrunner Michael Heyerman has joined Endemol Shine North America as executive producer under an exclusive deal. Heyerman will serve as EP on the super-indie’s US adaptation of Big Bounce Battle for Fox. He will also work closely with DJ Nurre, executive VP of unscripted original series at Endemol Shine North America, on other […]

Truly Original promotes Haughton-Lawson

Lorraine Haughton-Lawson has been promoted to senior vice president of programming at Truly Original, the company has announced. Truly Original, which is owned by Endemol Shine North America, has scored recent successes with Deal or No Deal and The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Co-CEOs Steven Weinstock and Glenda Hersh said the promotion reflected Haughton-Lawson’s hard […]

Endemol Shine NA options Celia Cruz scripted series

Endemol Shine North America (ESNA) and Major TV have optioned the right to late Latin superstar Celia Cruz’s autobiography, Celia: My Life. The series will be in English language and based on more than 500 hours of taped interviews by the Smithsonian, recorded months before Cruz’s passing in 2003. High School Musical producer, director and […]

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