Endemol Shine North America

Sharon Levy named CEO as Endemol Shine North America restructures

Sharon Levy has been promoted to CEO of Endemol Shine North America (ESNA), in a restructure which will see the Banijay-owned company now act purely as a production studio. Endemol Shine North America, which is behind competition formats Lego Masters and MasterChef and upcoming drama Ripley, previously served as both Banijay’s holding company in North […]

Fremantle’s Eureka hires former Endemol Shine NA unscripted president

Full Bloom and Name That Tune outfit Eureka Productions has hired former Endemol Shine North America exec Eden Gaha as its president. Gaha takes up the role on 1 June and will report to Eureka’s co-CEOs Chris Culvenor and Paul Franklin, working from the Fremantle-backed company’s offices in LA. Gaha founded Mother Media Group in 2017, […]

Endemol Shine NA partners with Everywoman Studios to expand female-focused accelerator

Endemol Shine North America has partnered with with Abby Greensfelder’s Everywoman Studios and Realscreen to expand the annual Propelle Program, which aims to support the careers of up-and-coming women creators by pairing them with leaders in the industry for mentorship and project workshopping.  The expansion will allow the women-focused content accelerator to double the number […]

News round-up: Paramount+ reports “most successful” week; ESNA & Aarón Sánchez partner for scripted show’; Great Pacific preps science series

Paramount+ reports “most successful” week ViacomCBS has claimed that its streaming service Paramount+ has experienced its “most successful week ever” after it added more than one million new subscribers. The company said that this was a new record for total signups since its rebranding from CBS All Access, and that it had also hit new […]

Banijay’s ESNA promotes Scott Shillet to expanded product role

Banijay-owned Endemol Shine North America has promoted Scott Shillet to a new role overseeing product development across the company’s non-scripted and scripted series. Shillet becomes VP of licensing and leads all creative partnerships, while adding oversight of product development across the North American output. The exec, who joined in 2019, was previously executive director of […]

Peacock preps Endemol Shine period dating show ‘Pride & Prejudice’

NBCUniversal streamer Peacock has ordered a new dating format from Endemol Shine North America (ESNA) that takes participants to the Regency era. Pride & Prejudice: An Experiment In Romance will see contestants transported to Regency-style England, where a group of eligible suitors will attempt “to win the heart of the heroine and her court.” The […]

TBI In Conversation: Lining up nostalgia with ‘Domino Challenge’

Banijay’s James Townley and Endemol Shine France’s Jean-Louis Blot tell TBI deputy editor Mark Layton how they’ve found success putting the ‘game’ in game shows, ahead of Domino Challenge‘s global debut today. Nostalgic, family-friendly entertainment formats are currently en vogue, and Banijay’s latest offering, Domino Challenge, looks set to fit firmly within that trend when it launches […]

TBI In Conversation: How Banijay is building its global format empire

Banijay’s global head of content development, James Townley, discusses streamers, pandemic protocols and the popularity of dominoes with Richard Middleton As weeks turned into months last year, it quickly became apparent that the completion of Banijay’s $2.2bn deal for Endemol Shine Group – and much of the restructuring – would occur under lockdown. Fast-forward nine […]

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