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Warner Bros. names Romano successor

Warner Bros. Entertainment has named ex-Core Media Group financial chief Kim Williams as its CFO following the move to promote long-serving Ed Romano to vice-chairman. Williams will be in charge of financial reporting, budgeting and planning for future business growth at the Burbank, Hollywood studio. Her departure from Core comes after the US-based firm merged […]

News brief: Channel 5 orders Car Crash TV

Viacom’s UK terrestrial broadcaster Channel 5 has commissioned Car Crash TV: How Not to Drive from Shine Group’s Shine North. The show will viewers both good and bad examples of driving from dashboard cameras. Chris Barrie (Red Dwarf) will narrate. Car Crash TV will launch on Channel 5, which Viacom acquired earlier this year, and […]

Endemol-Shine-Core US leaders named

The joint venture behind the Endemol-Shine Group-Core Media tie-up has named its senior US management. Endemol North America co-chairman and CEOs Cris Abrego (pictured) and Charlie Corwin have been named in the same role at the unnamed JV, reporting to the company’s president, Tim Hincks. They have been in the top US job at Endemol […]

Hincks named president of Shine-Endemol

Tim Hincks has been named president of the merged Endemol, Shine Group and Core Media joint venture business. The news comes after sources within the prodcos indicated he would land a top role at the recently confirmed media giant. Hincks is currently Endemol’s group president. In his new role, he will report to Sophie Turner […]

Turner Laing named Shine-Endemol-Core chief

Former BSkyB content boss Sophie Turner-Laing has landed what is perhaps the biggest job in global production. She will be CEO of the merged Endemol, Shine Group and Core Media Group TV production giant, which is set to launch as a joint venture between 21st Century Fox and Apollo Global Management. “Pending the parties finalising […]

MCN ChannelFlip creates talent units

Shine Group-owned YouTube multichannel network ChannelFlip has created two new divisions to increase its range of services. ChannelFlip has created talent agency and management division FlipSide, which will be charged with managing a range of online content creators across comedy, entertainment and beauty genres. FlipSide will source deals with traditional and online media as well […]

Shine has Parti to nurture Asian talent

Shine Group drama prodco Kudos Film & TV will work with indie Parti Productions to nurture Asian talent and develop Asian-themed scripted shows. As part of an exclusive first-look coproduction deal that Kudos CEO Jane Featherstone and Parti’s founder Nishi Parti brokered, the pair will seek to develop and produce TV dramas for the UK […]

C4 boss slams US studios’ UK takeovers

Channel 4’s CEO David Abraham has slammed the growing number of US studios owning UK production companies, claiming the term “super indie” has lost its meaning as a result. In his MacTaggart speech at the Edinburgh International Television Festival last night, Abraham took aim at the Murdoch family and cable TV giant John Malone, all […]

News brief: Shine’s Princess completes senior restructure

Shine Group-owned UK producer Princess Productions has named Emma Hardy and Conor Baily as co-managing directors on a permanent basis. The pair have held the roles on an interim basis since former CEO Henrietta Conrad stepped back in December 2013. In further changes, Will Spokes, who was most recently creative director at indie Tuesday’s Child, […]

Shine poaches BBC Worldwide exec for unscripted

Shine America has recruited Michael Brooks as its senior VP, unscripted programming. The US division of the Shine Group has poached Brooks from the west coast division of BBC Worldwide Productions and its affiliated prodco Adjacent Productions where he was senior VP, entertainment programming & development. At Shine, Brooks will report to unscripted executive VP […]