Simon Andreae

Andreae forms new indie with FremantleMedia

Former Fox programming chief Simon Andreae has formed Naked Entertainment, a new indie prodco that has backing form FremantleMedia. Production and distribution group FremantleMedia has bought a 25% stake in the new company, which will make factual and fact-ent formats. The new company will be based in London with Andreae relocating to the UK having […]

Andreae out at Fox, Electus’ Henson in

Simon Andreae’s spell at the top of US broadcast network Fox’s reality arm is over, with Electus executive Corie Henson tapped to replace him. Andreae (pictured) had been in the role of executive VP, alternative programming for a year. Henson (below, right) has been with Ben Silverman’s Electus for a similar period of time after […]

Fox’s Utopia experiment over

US broadcaster Fox has cancelled big-budget social experiment format Utopia. Just two months after the show launched on the channel, ratings have proven too low to continue. This is despite major investment and support in the project from key Fox reality executives, including executive VP, alternative entertainment Simon Andreae. The show, which comes from John […]

Beyond Duck Dynasty…

Stuart Carter, Pioneer Productions So what would you do if you suddenly won US$1 million dollars on the lottery? To help give you some ideas, one million is enough to buy you a Pagani Huayra supercar capable of 230mph. Very tempting. A Hublot Big Bang watch (hideous but there are those that buy them) or […]

Fox prepares for Utopia

Big Brother creator John de Mol’s hot new reality format Utopia has been bought by Fox. The programme will see a group of strangers work together to create a perfect society over a year, with minimal supplies and cameras following their every move 24/7 online and broadcast weekly on Fox for US broadcast television. TBI […]

Cineflix’s Levenson joins Andreae’s Fox team

Cineflix Productions’ executive VP for development Lisa Levenson is one of two hires for Simon Andreae’s alternative programming team at Fox in the US. Levenson comes the latest executive to exit Cineflix in the past year and will be joined by Asylum Entertainment executive Alex Piper and Amy Cohen, who has been promoted, in a […]

Simon Andreae lands Darnell’s Fox role, Sony project in doubt

Fox Broadcasting has handed Simon Andreae the coveted role at the top of its alternative programming unit following the departure of long time incumbent Mike Darnell. The move brings to an end Fox’s long search for a replacement for Darnell, who left earlier this year after nearly two decades with the 21st Century Fox-owned broadcaster. […]

Sony sets up new prodco with Discovery exec Andreae

Simon Andreae is leaving Discovery to set up his own production company Scarlet Media. Sony Pictures Television is bankrolling the new business and will hold a majority stake as well as distribute its shows internationally. The London-based producer will make factual and fact-ent series for UK and international broadcasters. Andreae is creating the firm and […]