Southern Star

Exclusive: Cathy Payne to leave Endemol Shine International

Endemol Shine International’s CEO Cathy Payne is to step down in early 2020, TBI has confirmed. Payne’s decision has been in the works for a couple of months and transition plans are now in the works for a replacement. She told staff at the distribution giant today, ahead of MIPCOM next week. In a memo […]

Baker moving to the UK for EasyTrack

Rights management business EasyTrack is setting up in the UK, with former Foxtel acquisitions boss Alison Baker to run the London office. EasyTrack is a Sydney-based software firm, and its service allows content companies track rights, sales, acquisitions and reporting. It was created in 2008 by former Southern Star exec Christian McGowan. Baker will relocate […]

Kids producer SLR hires ABC commissioner Helen Thwaites

Helen Thwaites, a longstanding commissioner and buyer at Australian public broadcaster the ABC, has joined kids producer SLR. In a 15-year career at the ABC, Thwaites was head of acquisitions and most recently business affairs manager, commissioned [kids] content. Prior to the ABC she had several positions at Southern Star, including head of acquisitions. At […]