Endemol UK


Electric Ray poaches Endemol’s Parry

Sony-backed UK prodco Electric Ray has brought Endemol entertainment executive Shaun Parry into its fold. Parry will take up the new post of creative director, overseeing Electric Ray’s entertainment programming slate as well as its development unit, which creates formats for the international market. He takes up the post in March and will report to […]

Robinson out as Endemol Shine reveals UK team

Tim Robinson is leaving the Endemol Shine Group as the mega-indie this morning revealed its UK management team. Early indications were that Robinson, previously Shine Group’s COO, was negotiating what one source described as a “top international role”, but this has not come to pass. He will exit in the spring. The news came concurrently […]

Charlie Brooker launches indie with Endemol

Writer, satirist and broadcaster Charlie Brooker has launched a new indie with production giant Endemol. Brooker will be creative director of House of Tomorrow, which will create drama, comedy and feature films for the UK and international markets. This marks the second time a Brooker prodco has partnered with Endemol. He launched Zeppotron with the […]

News brief: More Pointless for BBC One

UK broadcaster BBC One has commissioned more than 200 more episodes of Remarkable Television-produced gameshow Pointless. The deal comprises three seasons for BBC Daytime, with 24 episodes being primetime Saturday night Pointless Celebrity shows. Once broadcast, the new seasons will mean Pointless has been running in the UK for 13 seasons. The general knowledge show […]

Endemol prodco poaches BBC factual pair

Endemol-owned doc specialist Tigress Productions has hired a pair of BBC factual execs as it moves into features and factual entertainment for the first time. Pete Lawrence will next year become Tigress’s creative director, while Claire Urquhart has alresdy joined as head of development. Lawrence is currently head of BBC Features Productions and Urquhart was […]

Initial MD promotion sparks reshuffle at Endemol UK

The managing director of Initial has been promoted to commercial director of the Big Brother producer’s parent, Endemol UK, a move that sparks a new reshuffle. Laurence Jones has been Initial’s MD since 2002 but now takes up the new UK-wide post. He will be replaced by Initial’s creative director Nick Samwell-Smith (pictured left, with […]

Endemol UK promotes Remarkable boss to creative role

Endemol’s UK business has promoted David Flynn to become its chief creative officer. Currently Endemol-owned Remarkable Television’s joint managing director and co-chair of its UK Digital Board, will now oversee creativity across the Endemol UK group. As a result, Endemol UK’s controller, entertainment and formats, Nick Mather has taken Flynn’s role at Remarkable, where he […]