Ynon Kreiz

Mattel names Ynon Kreiz CEO

Mattel has appointed ex-Maker Studios and Endemol Group boss, Ynon Kreiz, as CEO. The move will be effective from April 26, 2018. Margo Georgiadis, who has acted as CEO for just over a year, has stepped down to become CEO at Ancestry, the consumer genomics company. Georgiadis will serve in an advisory role at Mattel […]

Mattel names ex-Endemol & Maker Studios boss chair

Former Endemol, Maker Studios and Fox Kids Europe boss Ynon Kreiz has been named non-executive chairman of kids TV and entertainment company Mattel. Kreiz (pictured) has been a director at the Califonia-based toy giant since June last year, and will now succeed executive chairman Christopher Sinclair, who is retiring. “Over the past several months, the […]

Ynon Kreiz exits Maker

Ynon Kreiz has left Maker Studios almost a year after The Walt Disney Company acquired the US-based multichannel network. Kreiz was most recently the firm’s CEO, having initially joined as executive chairman. He will be replaced by Maker COO Courtney Holt, who will be executive VP. Disney acquired Maker for US$500 million last year, in […]

New plan for Kreiz MIP keynote

Maker Studios’ Ynon Kreiz is to deliver a keynote speech at MIPCOM, six months after he was due to talk at MIPTV. Kreiz will deliver an address as part of MIPCOM’s Media Mastermind Keynote Series on Monday, October 13 at the Cannes market. The executive has been executive chairman and CEO of multichannel operator Maker […]

Disney buys Maker for initial $500m

The Walt Disney Company has made the largest investment a traditional media giant has yet gambled on a digital multichannel network (MCN) by acquiring Maker Studios. The Mouse House has agreed to pay an initial US$500 million to acquire the US-based YouTube channels operator, whose shareholders will also receive an additional performance-related US$450 million if […]

Maker’s Kreiz to keynote at MIPTV

Former Endemol boss Ynon Kreiz will deliver a keynote speech at MIPTV as his new company, Maker Studios, is announced as a founding partner of the MIP Digital Fronts screening initiative. Kreiz will make his speech as part of MIPTV’s Media Mastermind Keynote Series on Tuesday, April 8. He joined Marker last year as executive […]

Ynon Kreiz to head leading YouTube network

Former Endemol chief exec and chairman Ynon Kreiz has been named as YouTube channel network Maker Studios’ executive chairman. The news comes soon after Kriez sold his shareholding in Israel’s Kuperman Productions to former employer Endemol. He had left Endemol in 2011 after what was understood to be disagreement about the Big Brother producer’s strategic […]