Simon Romanus


Ex-FremantleMedia Finland boss joins Friday

Former FremantleMedia in Finland chief Marika Makaroff has resurfaced at Shine Group-owned Swedish producer Friday TV She has signed on as Friday’s managing director, replacing Simon Romanus, who has been in the role on an interim basis since Per Blankens left to helm American Idol for Fox in the US in May last year. Romanus […]

Former Friday TV chief to revamp American Idol

Swedish reality TV executive Per Blankens is heading to the US to become an executive producer on Fox’s flagging talent format American Idol. Blankens will join the show in its upcoming 13th season. He will join News Corp. veteran David Hill on the 19 Entertainment and FremantleMedia North America-produced series. This comes after Nigel Lythgoe […]