Former Alcon Television Group president Sharon Hall has been named President, Endemol Shine Studios, the scripted production outfit of Endemol Shine North America. She will report to Charlie Corwin and Cris Abrego, Co-CEOs of Endemol Shine North America and Co-Chairmen, Endemol Shine Americas.
This completes the reshuffling of the top scripted ranks following the Endemol-Shine merger, which started with the exit of Endemol Studios CEO Philippe Maigret last spring. The combined Endemol Shine Studios was led by EVPs Jeremy Gold (from Endemol) and Carolyn Bernstein (from Shine) until Bernstein recently left to head scripted for National Geographic. Gold, who has overseen the company’s series Kingdom on DirecTV, Hell On Wheels on AMC and the upcoming I’m Dying Up Here on Showtime, as well as the its development slate, will now report to Hall.
Hall most recently launched Alcon’s TV division in 2012 and served as president of Alcon Television until she departed in July, working on such projects as Alcon’s first scripted series, The Expanse for Syfy. She also is set to serve as executive producer for the upcoming DirecTV series ICE, set to debut later this year. Prior to that, Hall headed drama development at Sony Pictures TV, where she developed series such as Masters Of Sex, Breaking Bad, Justified and Damages.
“Sharon has helped conceive and develop many of the top dramas of the last decade and brings a great deal of experience and deep relationships with writers, producers and actors alike,” said Corwin and Abrego.