FremantleMedia made the announcement this morning. Thom Beers will assume the new post as CEO of FremantleMedia North America CEO on Sept.1. In his quote, Beers stresses that he will be “working closely in all areas with COO Donna Redier Linsk,” a well-liked FMNA executive who was among those considered for the CEO job. The press release below also highlights Beers’ extensive experience as a network production executive before he launched his own company, the FremantleMedia-owned Original Prods., in 1997.
LONDON, 29 August 2012: FremantleMedia announces the appointment of Thom Beers as Chief Executive Officer, FremantleMedia North America (FMNA), effective 1 September 2012. Beers, currently CEO and Executive Producer at FremantleMedia-owned company Original Productions, will be based in Los Angeles and report directly to Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO of FremantleMedia.
As CEO of FMNA, Beers will be responsible for the company’s overall management and business performance and will oversee the development, production and business operations of over 600 hours of network, cable and syndicated programming. He will lead a talented and experienced executive team including Donna Redier Linsk, FMNA’s Chief Operating Officer, and Trish Kinane, President of Entertainment Programming – American Idol, The X Factor and America’s Got Talent. (more…)