Richard Johnston

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 […]

Boss of Endemol Shine’s Princess resigns

Emma Hardy has stepped down as managing director of Princess Productions, the Endemol Shine UK prodco behind series including Taxi of Mum and Dad and Sunday Brunch. Her exit follows that of her previous co-managing director, Conor Baily, late last year. Hardy will leave the London-based producer this summer after more than two decades with […]

Endemol Shine buys into Lenny Henry prodco

Endemol Shine has taken a 50% stake in Douglas Road, UK comedian and actor Lenny Henry’s production comapany. Under the terms of the deal, Endemol Shine’s distribution arm will sell Douglas Road content internationally. Douglas Road’s recent commissions include When Lenny Got The Blues for Sky Arts. The prodco was created by Henry and Eastenders […]

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 […]

Boss of Endemol Shine’s Remarkable exiting

Colette Foster, the co-chief of Remarkable Television is exiting the prodco after eight years. Remarkable is one of the largest prodcos in the Endemol Shine UK stable and Foster’s departure is the latest in a string of senior changes following the merger of Endemol and Shine. Foster joined Remarkable in 2007 as an exec producer, […]

Endemol Shine sets up drama prodco

Endemol Shine Group has set up a new drama prodco with Phillippa Giles, the BBC producer who counts Luther and Silent Witness among her credits. Bandit Television will be part of Endemol Shine UK and will make British drama that ESG’s Endemol Shine Interntional will distribute. Giles is a 25-year BBC veteran and won a […]

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 […]