Endemol USA

Cineflix poaches Leopard development exec

Canada-based Cineflix Media has hired Leopard USA senior VP Dave Hamilton to become its EVP, development. Hamilton (pictured) will join the American Pickers distributor in September with a remit to develop unscripted content across all platforms for the US, Canada and global markets. He will in part replace LA-based Brandon Killion, who has departed after […]

Endemol Shine US unscripted team named

The overall structure of Endemol Shine USA’s unscripted team has taken shape. With Endemol USA and Shine America’s unscripted teams now merged, Endemol Shine USA unscripted programming president Eden Gaha (pictured) has named his team. On the programming front, Georgie Hurford-Jones has been drafted in senior VP, unscripted programming. She had most recently been overseeing […]

Maigret exits in latest Endemol Shine rejig

Endemol Studios chief executive Philippe Maigret is leaving the Endemol Shine Group as the shape of its North American business is finalised. Maigret (left) joined Endemol in 2011 and oversaw the creation of its drama production studio, which has produced shows such as Low Winter Sun, Red Widow and Kingdom for US networks. However, he […]

Final stop for AMC’s Hell on Wheels

AMC has called time on its Western period drama Hell on Wheels. The US network has ordered a fifth and final season of 14 episodes, though this will be split across the summers of 2015 and 2016. The first seven will hit screens next year, with the back seven coming the following year. AMC took […]

Buccieri leaves ITV Studios for A+E

Paul Buccieri is exiting ITV Studios America in order to become president of the A&E and History networks in the US. He is currently the chairman of ITV Studios US Group and ITV Studios Global Entertainment, but will move to A+E Networks to work under CEO Nancy Dubuc in the new year. He will oversee […]

Ex-Endemol, Warner exec lands at AMC

AMC Networks has appointed former Warner Horizon and Endemol USA exec Drew Brown as its senior VP, production. Brown will be responsible for all aspects of production and post-production for both the AMC cable network and AMC Studios business. He will report to executive VP original programming, production and digital content Joel Stillerman, who said: […]

News brief: ABC goes for seventh Wipeout

US broadcaster ABC has commissioned a seventh season of Endemol obstacle course format Wipeout. The new season will include a ‘Tournament of Champions’ event, bringing together previous season winners to compete for the first time. Endemol USA is producing, with creator Matt Kunitz, plus Scott Larsen, Trice Barto, J. Rupert Thompson, and Kevin Wehrenberg executive […]

Cable sparks a US indie M&A frenzy

The international media groups that previously drove rounds of M&A activity among indies in the UK and Europe are now focused on acquisitions in the US as the cable sector and unscripted business boom. John Hazelton looks at who’s buying what, where opportunity lies and asks who’ll be next on to board the consolidation gravy […]

David Goldberg out at Endemol

David Goldberg is leaving Endemol USA at the end of the year. The chairman and CEO of Endemol’s North American division has been with the company for over a decade having been brought in by John de Mol in 2000 to build a US business. Goldberg will depart in December but remain as a consultant […]

Fox orders Endemol USA pilot

US broadcast network Fox has ordered another programme from Endemol USA – this time a tension-filled studio-based game show. Step Up is the second show Fox has commissioned Endemol to produce this year following workplace reality format Does Someone Have to Go, which was went to series in June. The show is based around a […]