Thierry Lachkar


Endemol Shine France names programming chiefs

Endemol Shine France has revealed the shape of Vincent Panozzo’s programming unit, with content centred around three genre-specific departments. Caroline Gavignet will take charge of the entertainment unit, with factual going to Angélique Sansonnetti and Julien Aubour taking on reality TV. All three are long-serving Endemol Shine Group execs, and now become directors of programming […]

Endemol-Shine merger in France given greenlight

Endemol Shine Group’s production companies in France have been given clearance to merge. The Autorité de la Concurrence has been assessing the merits of Shine France and Endemol France merging, and has now agreed to greenlight the move, saying it was “unlikely to affect competition”. This means all of Endemol Shine’s local production companies are […]

Shine France COO exits as Endemol merger draws near

The COO of Shine France has followed Thierry Lachkar out of the door, as the production company nears its merger with Endemol France. Bouchra Réjani is leaving her role after seven years with the prodco, which has produced French versions of MasterChef and The Voice and coproduced English-language drama The Tunnel with Kudos (pictured). Réjani […]

Coppermann takes control as Endemol Shine merges France

Endemol Shine is merging its French businesses with Nicolas Coppermann from the Endemol side of the operation taking charge, and Shine’s Thierry Lachkar leaving, TBI can reveal France was the one international territory where the production and distribution giant had not unified its operations in the wake of its mega merger, and the subsequent creation […]

Sky, Canal+ pick through Debris with Tunnel 2

European pay TV players Sky and Canal+ are joining forces to make another series of The Tunnel, the English-French adaptation of Scandi noir series The Bridge. The Tunnel 2: Debris will be produced by Endemol Shine-owned UK prodco Kudos and Shine France for Canal+ and Sky Atlantic. The series will follow an English and French detective […]

Endemol Shine Group created, senior team named

Endemol, Shine and Core have launched their joint enterprise, which has been initially named ‘Endemol Shine Group’. Content sales will be run by Endemol Worldwide Distribution boss Cathy Payne (left). Nadine Nohr (below right) and Axel Kuehn are the highest-profile casualties amid a wide-ranging restructure. Shine’s Gary Carter and Endemol’s Martha Brass have also bagged […]