Sophie Turner Laing


Endemol Shine Germany appoints Turtle’s Kastner as CEO

Turtle Entertainment’s Magnus Kastner has been appointed as chief executive officer for Endemol Shine Germany. Kastner joins the company next month and will report to Boudewijn Beusmans, chairman of Northern Europe at Endemol Shine. The company will continue to be led in the interim by Rainer Laux, director of reality and documentary, Ute Marz, CFO, […]

Endemol Shine brings in Fox’s legal exec

Endemol Shine Group (ESG) is growing its legal team with the hire of Fox’s James Ward to the newly-created role of deputy general counsel. Based at the Endemol Shine’s Amsterdam headquarters, and reporting to general counsel Emma Moloney, Ward will oversee the existing team of senior counsels from April. Ward joins from 21st Century Fox, […]

Wolter’s Endemol Shine exit triggers North Europe rejig

Top Endemol Shine Group exec Marcus Wolter is to leave the company, sparking a restructure in Germany and Northern Europe. Wolter is CEO of Endemol Shine Germany (ESG) and chairman of Endemol Shine Northern Europe (ESNE), but will leave at the end of January 2018. ESG CFO Ute März, head of strategic development Gabi Abegg […]

Endemol Shine Asia chief exits in rejig

Endemol Shine Asia (ESA) managing director Fotini Paraskakis (pictured) is leaving her role, as part of a regional restructure. Endemol Shine Group CEO Sophie Turner Laing said in a note to staff the changes would see the business now focused on regional productions from various hubs around Asia. With Paraskakis leaving in mid-2018 after a […]

Sky exec joins Endemol Shine as Brass exits

Endemol Shine Group has appointed Sky’s Nicola Bamford as CEO of international operations as former head Martha Brass departs. As CEO of international operations, Bamford assumes direct responsibility for operating companies in China, France, Iberia, India, Italy, Israel and South East Asia. Marina Williams, who is the existing COO of international operations, oversees Central, Eastern European and […]

Spotlight on Abrego as Corwin exits Endemol Shine

Cris Abrego is to become the sole CEO of Endemol Shine North America after it emerged Charlie Corwin was unexpectedly exiting the 21st Century Fox-backed production giant. US reports have strongly linked Corwin to a post at Imagine Entertainment, the prodco behind National Geographic’s new drama-doc Mars. He would take on the role of CEO, […]

Endemol Shine poaches Liberty Global’s Euro CFO

Endemol Shine Group has poached Ivan Nash Vila from cable giant Liberty Global to become its CFO. He joins the 21st Century Fox-backed production group having most recently been CFO, central Europe at John Malone’s Liberty. Nash Vila replaces Edwin van Es, a former Endemol exec who had held the CFO post at since late […]

Endemol Shine, CJ E&M create formats pact

Global producer Endemol Shine Group and South Korea’s CJ E&M have created a large-scale international coproduction pact. This will see the pair jointly creating, producing and distributing formats and series for the international market, with all intellectual property equally shared. They have already invested in an original non-scripted series, which CJ E&M has committed to […]

Endemol Shine, CJ E&M create formats pact

Global producer Endemol Shine Group and South Korea’s CJ E&M have created a large-scale international coproduction pact. This will see the pair jointly creating, producing and distributing formats and series for the international market, with all intellectual property equally shared. They have already invested in an original non-scripted series, which CJ E&M has committed to […]

Hincks to exit Endemol Shine

Endemol Shine Group’s president, Tim Hincks, has decided to leave the mega-indie. This ends a 17-year association with Endemol Shine and its predecessor, Endemol. Hincks was effectively named as Endemol Shine’s number two upon its creation at the beginning of last year, with Sophie Turner Laing installed as CEO. However, he will leave the company […]

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