Endemol Shine Australia, merging two production companies, has formally announced its new structure, headed up by CEOs Mark and Carl Fennessy.
Managing Director, Unscripted Content will be headed up by Peter Newman, currently Shine’s Director of Programming overseeing formats such as MasterChef, The Bachelor, Gogglebox, The Biggest Loser, Shark Tank and Australia’s Next Top Model. Margaret Bashfield has been promoted to the role of Supervising Executive Producer, Unscripted Content.
Scripted content will be overseen colelctively by Drama exec producers John Edwards (Offspring, Puberty Blues, Love My Way), Imogen Banks (Offspring, Puberty Blues), Mimi Butler (Rush, Paper Giants: Magazine Wars) and Kerrie Mainwaring (INXS: Never Tear Us Apart, Catching Milat).
In other appointments, Sara Horn will be Managing Director, Production & Operations, Chris Fry has been promoted from his current role as Finance & Business Development Director, Shine to Chief Financial Officer, Scott Howard has been appointed Commercial Director, Elliot Spencer will be Director of Development & Creative Services and Leanne McDonnell will be Head of Human Resources.
Mark and Carl Fennessy said: “Globally, Endemol Shine is responsible for some of the world’s marquee brands & premium content. We are truly excited about leading the newly merged business at such an extraordinary period of change within the Australian television landscape. Such a unique combination of personnel and resources brings together the country’s most talented content creators and executives under one roof. It’s definitely a case of one and one makes three.”