Laurens Drillich


Endemol Shine Latino’s Wasserman expands role to US

Michelle Wasserman, senior VP for format licensing and content development at Endemol Shine Latino, is headed to the company’s Miami offices in a newly expanded role. Wasserman (pictured) has spent the last five years in Endemol Shine’s Argentinian office, playing an instrumental role in the company’s Latin American programming sales and development initiatives over that […]

Endemol Shine unleashes Boomdog unit

Endemol Shine North America (ESNA)’s Latin arm is forming a Spanish-language studio with Mexican producer Boomdog. ESNA-owned Endemol Shine Latino (ESL) and Boomdog have created Endemol Shine Boomdog (ESB), which will focus on original scripted and unscripted programming for US Hispanic and Mexican TV channels and services. Boomdog chief executive Alejandro Rincon will be CEO […]

Spotlight on Abrego as Corwin exits Endemol Shine

Cris Abrego is to become the sole CEO of Endemol Shine North America after it emerged Charlie Corwin was unexpectedly exiting the 21st Century Fox-backed production giant. US reports have strongly linked Corwin to a post at Imagine Entertainment, the prodco behind National Geographic’s new drama-doc Mars. He would take on the role of CEO, […]

Boelhouwer returns to Endemol Shine in rejig

Iris Boelhouwer is returning to Endemol Shine Group as a co-CEO of the firm’s Netherlands arm, a move triggered by restructuring in Latin America. Boelhouwer was Endemol Shine’s managing director, creative operations before stepping down in August. In that post she oversaw Big Brother, Deal or No Deal and The Money Drop. However, following the […]

What next in the Netherlands?

From Big Brother to The Voice via Deal or No Deal and Splash! Dutch producers have proved time and again that they know how to construct an international television hit. But do deep budget cuts at the public broadcast group and the increasing influence of international content threaten the Netherlands’ status as a creative powerhouse? […]

Endemol makes a play for online bingo

Endemol Netherlands and Dutch media group TMG Landelijke have formed a joint venture that will launch a new online bingo service. The two companies are now developing a line-up of new online bingo games that will launch soon, with promotion across media platforms including print, online, mobile, TV and events. Producer and distributor Endemol said […]