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Endemol Shine US prodco ups two after merger

A pair of execs have been promoted at New York-based Truly Original following the merger of the merger of Endemol Shine North America prodcos True Entertainment and Original Media. Bryan Hale has been elevated from senior VP and head of West Coast at True to executive VP of development at Truly Original, while Nikki Borrelli […]

Endemol Shine prodcos merge in US

Endemol Shine North America’s New York-based prodcos True Entertainment and Original Media are merging into a fully-integrated entity. The new company, Truly Original, will remain a subsidiary of Endemol Shine North America, with Emmy award-winning producers Glenda Hersh (left) and Steven Weinstock (below right) as co-presidents and co-CEOs. Truly Original will maintain the creative labels […]

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, […]

Left Hook connects with Endemol Shine NA

Endemol Shine North America and subsidiary True Entertainment have signed flegling Left Hook Media to overall production deals. Left Hook founders Scott Teti and Matt Odgers (pictured) are already in production with Endemol Shine Group’s North American arm on upcoming MTV series Almost Impossible Game Show, and with True on Bravo’s Summer House. They recently […]

True Entertainment hires for production, ups two

Endemol Shine North America’s prodco True Entertainment, which is now closely aligned with sister producer Original Media, has hired a VP of production and promoted two programming executives. The addition of Carol Klein in the True VP spot and promotions of Lauren Eskelin to executive VP, programming and Lorraine Haughton to VP, programming come after […]

True execs transition to Original Media

Original Media’s new co-presidents and CEOs Steven Weinstock and Glenda Hersh are bringing staff from their other prodco, True Entertainment, to the Swamp People producer. The True founders (pictured) were handed control of Original this year upon the exit of Daniel Laikind, and are now bringing the two Endemol Shine North America production companies closer […]

Original Media CEO exits, True bosses in

Original Media is saying goodbye to CEO Daniel Laikind, with the founders of sister prodco True Entertainment taking the reins. Steven Weinstock and Glenda Hersh have been named co-presidents and co-CEOs of the Endemol Shine North America-owned producer. They will also have the same job titles at True, the Endemol Shine company they created in […]

Sony buys UK channels group

Sony Pictures Television has bought CSC Media Group, the UK channel operator. The deal, for an undisclosed amount gives Sony, CSC’s 16 ad-supported digital channels in the UK. Sony struck the agreement with CSC’s main backer, the private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson. It gives SPT 100% of the UK company. CSC runs kids, music, […]

Cable sparks a US indie M&A frenzy

The international media groups that previously drove rounds of M&A activity among indies in the UK and Europe are now focused on acquisitions in the US as the cable sector and unscripted business boom. John Hazelton looks at who’s buying what, where opportunity lies and asks who’ll be next on to board the consolidation gravy […]

Lifetime orders personal shopper show from Weinstein, Endemol’s True

Lifetime has commissioned personal shopper reality series Million Dollar Shoppers. The US cable network ordered the series from Endemol-owned US producer True Entertainment (Real Housewives of Atlanta) and The Weinstein Group (Project Runway). It will debut on the female-skewed channel on October 10 after Project Runway, before moving to a regular Thursday 10pm slot from […]