Lucinda Hicks

Endemol Shine creates prodco with ex-ITVS pair

Endemol Shine UK (ESUK) has created an unscripted production house with former ITV Studios creative heads Elliot Johnson and Amanda Wilson. Sharp Jack TV will sit within Endemol Shine Group’s UK arm, and focus on entertainment and factual entertainment programming. Johnson and Wilson created the Sharp Jack brand in 2011 when they set up Sharp […]

Endemol Shine prodco Princess closing

Endemol Shine UK is closing Princess Productions, after the London-based prodco lost its studio space and following a period of management upheaval. UK broadcaster Channel 5 also recently put production of one of its key shows, The Wright Stuff, out to tender, dealing the prodco another blow. Staff were told about the closure this morning […]

Endemol Shine rejigs brand team

Endemol Shine Group has made a number of promotions and hires for its brand development unit, including adding a former Entertainment Rights exec. Director of brand development Frances Adams has been upped to global director, brands and licensing, which means she will oversee brands such as Masterchef (Australian version pictured), Simon’s Cat and Mr Bean. […]

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 […]

Endemol Shine appoints UK COO

The UK division of Endemol Shine Group has appointed Lucinda Hicks chief operating officer. Hicks has been upped from managing director of Dragonfly, the UK prodco that was part of Shine and is now one of the production banners in the enlarged Endemol Shine operation. The company said that Hicks will work with Endemol Shine […]

Dragonfly MD Dickson to exit

Simon Dickson is stepping down from his role as managing director of Shine Group-owned unscripted prodco Dragonfly. He is leaving the UK company next month and will be replaced by creative director Mark Raphael and COO Lucinda Hicks, who will serve as co-MDs going forward. Dickson has been with Dragonfly since April 2011, first joining […]