Endemol Shine Turkey

Exclusive: Ex-Endemol Shine Turkey chief Hakan Eren reveals ONN Productions

Former Endemol Shine Turkey (EST) commercial chief Hakan Eren has unveiled his new production company, which already has a raft of projects in the works. ONN Productions Turkey was launched earlier this year and is producing films and series across both scripted and unscripted genres. Five scripted series are currently on the slate, including Felicity, Flawless, […]

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 […]

Kanal D forms copro unit with Endemol Shine exec

Turkish distributor Kanal D International has built a new division for global coproductions and content investments, with an ex-Endemol Shine Turkey exec attached to lead it. Kanal D claims to be the only player in the Turkish market with a dedicated coproduction division as it looks to bring in new business models to co-develop for […]

Protests planned as Endemol Shine Turkey dispute expands

Turkish producers, directors and talent are planning to lead protests at Endemol Shine Group’s headquarters next month over alleged unpaid royalties, it is understood. The demonstration, scheduled to happen in the next two weeks, is related to Endemol Shine’s dispute with the former management of Endemol Shine Turkey (EST), and claims local producers and talent […]

Endemol Shine Turkey files for insolvency

Endemol Shine Turkey (EST) is to close after its parent, Endemol Shine Group (ESG), filed to make the Istanbul-based prodco insolvent. The move comes after ESG fired EST bosses Hakan Eren and Gökan Tatarer after a strategic review allegedly revealed mismanagement. Endemol Shine then began “a comprehensive analysis” of the Istanbul-based business, according to a […]

Ex-Endemol Shine Turkey boss hits back

The former commercial chief of Endemol Shine Turkey (EST) has hit back publicly after he and the company CEO were dismissed last week. Hakan Eren (pictured) and EST CEO Gökan Tatarer were fired after Endemol Shine Group claimed a wider strategic review had revealed “serious” management issues and a significant payments backlog. However, former EST […]

Endemol Shine dismisses Turkish chiefs

Endemol Shine Group has dismissed the CEO and commercial chief of its Turkish division after “serious” management issues were discovered. Chief exec Gokan Tatarer and chief commercial officer Hakan Eren were axed after the 21st Century Fox-backed production and distribution giant had launched a review of the Turkish business. Though the review had been called […]

SVT buys Turkish drama

Swedish pubcaster SVT has acquired another Turkish drama from Scandinavia-based distributor Eccho Rights. Having already taken two Eccho-distributed Turkish series, SVT has now licensed Broken Pieces (Paramparça), which Endemol Shine Turkey produces for Star TV. The series will run daily for 20 weeks in a 7.30pm slot on STV2 the autumn, with SVT’s team in […]

MENA creative boom beckons

Artistic experimentation in the Middle Eastern scripted market is booming. TBI assesses a new form of Turkish novella and an Israeli drama written by a Palestinian scribe Turkey and Israel dominate television in the Middle East and North Africa region: new stats show Turkey and Israel account for more than 70% of the region’s pay […]

Big Brother to make Turkish debut

Turkey’s Star TV has ordered a local version of Big Brother, marking the first ever Turkish version of the classic reality format. Endemol Shine International distributes the show and struck the Star deal. Endemol Shine Turkey will produce the local series, which will run for 15 weeks and launch on Star this summer. There will […]