Mark Burnett Productions

GRB hires Mark Burnett’s Cru as int’l chief

Former Mark Burnett Productions executive C. Scot Cru has been announced as the new president of international at GRB. GRB have drafted in Cru to manage the profitability and growth of GRB’s international distribution division including sales, acquisitions and production. His arrival is the latest step in GRB’s drive towards growing its international footprint. “I […]

Endemol Shine’s Gaha exiting

Eden Gaha is leaving Endemol Shine North America. He has been president of unscripted at the company since its formation after the merger of Endemol and Shine. Before the merger he was at Shine. News of his departure broke last week, with Gaha confirming the news to US trades and alluding to a new venture. […]

NBC preps miniseries slate including Clinton bio, Rosemary’s Baby

NBC is working on a slate of miniseries that includes a biopic of Hilary Clinton and TV reworkings of Rosemary’s Baby and Stephen King’s novel Tommyknockers. The miniseries form is enjoying a global resurgence and US broadcast network NBC recently ordered A.D.: After the Bible, the follow-up to cable net History’s smash hit miniseries The […]

Shine America ups two executives

The US division of Shine has promoted Dave Schulz and Chris Campbell. Schulz becomes vice president of production at Shine America. He has been at the company since 2009. Linda Giambrone, senior VP & head of production, Shine America, announced the promotion. She said: “Dave is a very talented executive whose extensive experience in both […]

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 […]