Lucas Church


NBC inherits ‘Small Fortune’ remake

US broadcaster NBC has signed on to adapt Youngest Media’s Small Fortune competition series.  The network has ordered a six-part series of the format, which aired originally on UK broadcaster ITV in February. The show finds teams of three friends competing in small-scale challenges across miniature sets for a chance to win cash prizes. From a shrunk down […]

Story Lab, Youngest Media strike JV for formats

Game of Clones distributor The Story Lab has partnered with David Flynn and Lucas Church’s Youngest Media on a formats venture. The businesses have formed a JV entitled Youngest Labs, which will look to create ambitious global formats and digital-first content, as well as a consumer ventures program and brand-funded commissions. Youngest Labs will have […]

Ex-Victory creative chief joins Flynn prodco

Former Victory Television creative director Stuart Shawcross has joined Youngest Media, the fledgling UK-based prodco of ex-Endemol Shine UK execs David Flynn and Lucas Church. Shawcross has been appointed director of entertainment at the fledgling indie. He will drive entertainment strategy, with responsibility for developing new worldwide formats. His credits include creating formats such as […]

Youngest gets order for Game of Clones

Youngest Media, the UK indie set up last year by former Endemol Shine UK execs David Flynn and Lucas Church, has secured its first commission, Game of Clones, for E4. The Channel 4-owned digital channel has ordered a 20x30mins run of the show, in which singletons create their perfect match as an avatar and then […]

Isaacs exits Kudos, reunites with Featherstone

Dan Isaacs (below left) is leaving his post as co-CEO of Endemol Shine Group-owned Kudos to reunite with former production partner Jane Featherstone, who recently revealed her new indie. Isaacs’ co-chief executive Diederick Santer (below right) will now lead Kudos as its sole CEO, with Warner Bros Television Production UK group commercial and business affairs […]

Ex-Endemol Shine UK pair launch indie

Former Endemol Shine UK bosses David Flynn and Lucas Church have created a new independent studio, Youngest Media. The pair exited Endemol Shine Group last year following its creation at the end of 2014. They have now launched London-based Youngest, which is described as “a new breed of independent studio delivering “television, video and digital […]

Twofour exec, Fox land Remarkable top jobs

Endemol Shine UK’s Remarkable Television has appointed a Twofour Group daytime executive as one of two new managing directors. Kitty Walshe will lead the Pointless producer with James Fox, who is promoted from creative director of multplatform game show formats subsidiary Remarkable Games. The pair replace Colette Foster, who left in April, and Nick Mather, […]

Remarkable co-MD gets Endemol Shine UK post

Endemol Shine UK has promoted one of the managing directors of subsidiary prodco Remarkable Television to take on a centralised creative director role. Nick Mather (pictured) will become the creative director of Endemol Shine UK’s central creative team, a long-running formats initiative that he and around 60 other executives have taken part in. The post […]

Church to leave Endemol Shine

Lucas Church is the latest big name to leave the merged Endemol Shine Group. The executive has decided to leave his role as Endemol Shine UK and commercial board chairman this autumn after bringing together various parts of the merged Shine and Endemol businesses. He oversaw the formation of the Endemol Shine Commercial Partnerships team […]

Endemol Shine Group: the story so far

The enormous distribution group created by the merger of Endemol, Shine Group and Core Media is taking shape, with a raft of new appointments, executives leaving the business and former staffers turning up elsewhere. Here are the key appointments at the new super group. Endemol Shine Group has been shaping up under CEO Sophie Turner […]