A little more than a year after Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin took over the combined Endemol-Shine U.S. operations as Co-CEOs of Endemol Shine North America, the two have signed new deals to continue in that roles. Additionally, they have been named Co-Chairmen, Endemol Shine Americas, adding oversight of the company’s Latin American operations. Based in Los Angeles, Abrego and Corwin report to Sophie Turner Laing, CEO of Endemol Shine Group.
Since being named Co-Chairmen & Co-CEOs of Endemol Shine North America in October 2014, Abrego and Corwin have overseen the integration of the Endemol USA and Shine America teams, creating new scripted, unscripted and Latino divisions. Over the last year, the company has produced nearly 1000 hours of programming across 30 networks including the MasterChef franchise on Fox, Big Brother on CBS and The Real Housewives Of Atlanta on Bravo.
The company has recently landed a straight-to-series order for Shine TV format Hunted at CBS, as well as a series pickup for the Jim Carrey-produced dramedy I’m Dying Up Here at Showtime and produced the second annual Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution for Fox.
In the Hispanic market, Endemol Shine Latino just launched Gran Hermano on Telemundo, the first Spanish-language version of Big Brother to air in the U.S,. and recently produced initial seasons of both Big Brother and MasterChef in Mexico. Later this year, Endemol Shine Latino will produce its first scripted series El Vato for NBCUniverso.
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