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Maker EVP to lead Endemol Beyond USA

Maker Studios programming chief Bonnie Pan has joined Endemol Beyond USA as president. She technically replaces Will Keenan, who left Endemol Shine North America’s digital production and multichannel network last year. Company COO Adrian Sexton has been interim president since the departure in August last year. Sexton, who joined Endemol Beyond USA after leaving Participant […]

Endemol Beyond US president exits in rejig

Endemol Beyond USA’s president, Will Keenan, is exiting the Endemol Shine North American firm and has been replaced in the interim by his number two. Keenan is leaving the role after almost two years at the multichannel network, with COO Adrian Sexton adding an interim president title to his role. Keenan is credited with attracting […]

Maigret exits in latest Endemol Shine rejig

Endemol Studios chief executive Philippe Maigret is leaving the Endemol Shine Group as the shape of its North American business is finalised. Maigret (left) joined Endemol in 2011 and oversaw the creation of its drama production studio, which has produced shows such as Low Winter Sun, Red Widow and Kingdom for US networks. However, he […]

Shine America staffs up, poaches Saban, NBCU execs

Shine’s Shine America division has hired new marketing and research bosses. Rob Hughes has joined from Saban Brands and will be VP, marketing at Shine. Prior to Saban he was marketing manager for Disney Channel in the US. Kevin Ivey (pictured) becomes executive director, research, joining from NBCUniversal where he was VP, program research for […]

Jack Black making web series Ghost Ghirls for Yahoo

Actor Jack Black and the US division of Shine are teaming to make web comedy series Ghost Ghirls. The twelve-episode digital series, which was originally slated for US cable net Syfy, will debut next spring on ISP Yahoo!’s Yahoo! Screen service. It will be made by Black’s Electric Dynamite Productions and Shine America. Black will […]