Hakan Eren

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 […]

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 […]