FremantleMedia Asia

Ex-FremantleMedia exec joins Asia’s Imagine

Former FremantleMedia Asia development director Adrian Brant has joined Singaporean producer Imagine Group Entertainment. Brant (pictured) has been named director of development at Imagine, where he will be reunited with ex-FremantleMedia Asia CEO Patrick Schult, who joined last year as director of business development. Brant is known for executive producing and directing the original Popstars […]

O’Hanlon moves in FremantleMedia Asia rejig

Paul O’Hanlon (left) is swapping his role as managing director of FremantleMedia Asia for a new creative role in China. The rejig also sees regional COO Michelle Landy step down, and Glenn Sims and Don Keyte move to Singapore for creative and production roles, respectively. The changes are the latest at FremantleMedia’s operation in Asia, […]

FremantleMedia forms Indian drama JV

FremantleMedia Asia is creating a drama production joint venture with DJ’s Creative Unit that will make scripted shows for the Indian market. DJ’s Creative Unit is a husband-and-wife owned prodco that is behind major Indian TV dramas such as Just Mohabbat, Left Right Left, Chhoti Bahu and Parvarish, and the country’s first teen soap Banegi […]

Endemol management shake-up continues with Paraskakis appointment

Endemol has announced another senior management change, appointing Fotini Paraskakis managing director of its Asian business. She joins from FremantleMedia Asia, where she was director of content. At Endemol, Paraskakis will step into a new role and oversee Endemol’s creative, production and format sales activities across Asia. She will report to Arjen van Mierlo, CEO […]

East meets West as Japan opens its Treasure Box

The double whammy effect of not importing formats and lengthy primetimes filled with original shows means Japanese broadcasters are prolific producers of entertainment series. Takeshi’s Castle, Dragon’s Den, America’s Funniest Home Videos and Iron Chef are huge properties that originated in Japan, but the number of hit international formats is small in proportion to the […]

AXN to launch Asian version of The Apprentice

Sony-owned pan Asian broadcaster AXN will launch a local version of reality business format The Apprentice after striking a deal with Mark Burnett Productions and FremantleMedia Asia. Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia will launch the format in the first half of 2013 across 21 countries in Asia and it will be hosted by AirAsia boss […]