Sharon Levy

Christmas time for Endemol Shine as US rejig continues

Endemol Shine North America (ESNA) has named veteran development executive Christmas Rini (pictured) as executive VP of development for unscripted original series and made several additional appointments to its programming team. Producer Michael Weinberg will also move to the newly created position of executive VP of syndication. Sean Loughlin has been promoted to senior VP […]

Endemol Shine NA shakes up unscripted and hires DJ Nurre

Endemol Shine North America has named veteran showrunner and development exec DJ Nurre as executive vice president for unscripted original series and has made several additional appointments. Nurre, who most recently served as EVP of programming and development at 3 Ball Entertainment, will oversee all unscripted current programming, as well as, all pilots and presentations. […]

Endemol Shine US unscripted chief exits

Endemol Shine USA head of unscripted Rob Smith is exiting the business. His departure comes after 15 years, having joined predecessor business Endemol USA in 2002. This comes after Endemol Shine North America (ESNA) hired former Spike TV programming chief Sharon Levy as president of unscripted and scripted television in August. “The timing was right […]

Endemol Shine Studios president exits post

Sharon Hall is leaving her role as president of US-based Endemol Shine Studios. This comes soon after former Spike content chief Sharon Levy was hired as president of unscripted and scripted television at Endemol Shine North America, which houses Endemol Shine Studios Hall had been president since January 2016, when she joined from The Expanse […]

Ex-Spike content chief joins Endemol Shine

Former Spike TV content chief Sharon Levy has joined Endemol Shine North America. She has been named president of scripted and unscripted television at Endemol Shine Group’s LA-based arm. She recently left her role as executive VP of original series at Spike, which is soon to be branded as the Paramount Network. There she had […]

Sharon Levy’s Viacom exit confirmed

Viacom has confirmed Sharon Levy is leaving the US media giant as Spike TV transitions into Paramount Network. News leaked earlier this week Keith Cox was to be named president, development and programming at Paramount Network and TV Land, which Viacom has also confirmed overnight, and that Levy was leaving. A memo from Spike, TV […]

TV Land’s Cox lands key role at Paramount Net

TV Land development chief Keith Cox is reportedly set to add the upcoming Paramount Network to his responsibilities, with Sharon Levy exiting at the same time. US media sits say Cox will become president of development and production at Paramount Network, as the Viacom-owned American cable channel settles into its new skin and the former […]

Viacom moves CMT, TV Land in ents rejig

Viacom CEO Bob Bakish has delivered on his promise to move the CMT and TV Land channels from their home within the kids and family unit to the entertainment division. Both networks are now part of Viacom Global Entertainment Group, with their managers now reporting to Spike president Kevin Kay. Bakish drew up the plan […]

Spike peers into The Mist with Stephen King

US cable channel Spike is to remake horror movie The Mist. The network has ordered a ten-part scripted series based on the film, with TWC-Dimension Television, which is part of The Weinstein Company, attached to produce. The film, based on a King novella, followed a seemingly innocuous mist that sweeps over a small town and […]

Spike, Lionsgate team with Christina Aguilera

US channel Spike, producer Lionsgate Television and singer Christina Aguilera are working up a music-themed game show. Tracks, which Mission Control Media (Hollywood Game Night) and Aguilera’s MX Productions are producing in association with Lionsgate, will debut as a half-hour special on Viacom Media Networks-owned Spike later this year. The format will see teams of […]