8 items from 2016
Premiering on E! in 2017, Johnson will live in a downtown Los Angeles loft with seven fellow celebrities where they will be be pushed to their limits and participate in exercises and challenges all in the name of romance.
In addition to The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise alum, audiences will watch seven single celebs embark on the journey to find love, including Dancing with the Stars pro Karina Smirnoff, Khloé Kardashian’s Bff Malika Haqq, »
In a major shakeup at Endemol Shine North America, Charlie Corwin is leaving as co-chairman and CEO of the Los Angeles-based production company, a cornerstone of the Endemol Shine Group joint venture between 21st Century Fox and Apollo Global Management.
Cris Abrego, who has been co-chairman and CEO with Corwin since October 2014, will take the reins as solo leader of the company that is home to CBS’ “Big Brother,” Fox’s “MasterChef” and NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.”
The timing of Corwin’s departure is a big surprise. Corwin and Abrego just signed new deals with the company in January that saw their duties expand to overseeing all Latin American operations.
Sources said there had of late been significant differences of opinion on the direction and strategy for the company, particularly as it related to scripted programming, between Corwin and Sophie Turner Laing, CEO of the Amsterdam-based Endemol Shine parent org. Corwin »
- Cynthia Littleton
Jill Holmes is stepping down from her role as senior vice president of West Coast development and production for VH1. She has signed a multi-year first-look production deal with the network. Her departure was announced Monday in a memo to staff from VH1 and Logo president Chris McCarthy.
Holmes is a 17-year veteran of VH1, having joined the cable channel in 1998 as vice president of series production. Among the series she helped create for VH1 are “Behind the Music,” “T.I. and Tiny,” “Dating Naked,” “Basketball Wives,” “Flavor of Love,” “Rock of Love” and “I Love New York.”
Holmes’ departure comes nearly three weeks after McCarthy was promoted to president of VH1 and Logo.
Read the memo from McCarthy below:
I have some news to share about our good friend and one of our senior leaders here at VH1, Jill Holmes. After nearly 20 years as an integral part of the VH1 family, Jill »
- Daniel Holloway
Jill Holmes, Head of West Coast Development and Production for VH1, is leaving the network’s executive ranks after almost 18 years. She will depart her post in August, staying in the VH1 fold with a multi-year first-look deal. During her tenure, Holmes — who first joined VH1 as VP Series Production in late 1998 — has been involved in the development and production of such signature VH1 shows as Behind the Music, Flavor of Love and its offshoots, T.I. and Tiny, Dating Naked… »
Left Hook and founders Scott Teti and Matt Odgers are already in production with Endemol Shine North America on “Almost Impossible Game Show” for MTV and with True Entertainment on “Summer House” for Bravo.
Teti and Odgers previously worked at Endemol Shine North America co-ceo Chris Abrego’s 51 Minds Entertainment, where they produced series such as “Flavor of Love,” “Rock of Love” and “I Love New York.”
“I’m personally thrilled to have both Scott and Matt back working with me and with our extended team here at Endemol Shine,” Abrego said. “They are two of the most creative, hard-working guys in this business and they’ve produced nearly every type of unscripted show imaginable. And they are already off and running with several series coming »
- Daniel Holloway
Left Hook Media, the production entity founded by the duo behind VH1 reality shows Flavor of Love and Rock of Love, has solidified its partnership with Endemol Shine North America. Scott Teti and Matt Odgers’ Left Hook has signed overall producing deals with the company and its production arm, True Entertainment. Left Hook and Endemol Shine Na already are teaming on the upcoming MTV series Almost Impossible Game Show and with True on Bravo’s Summer House. Teti and Odgers… »
When top executives of Endemol Shine Group gather next week at the Majestic hotel in Cannes, the scene inside the conference room might be mistaken for a United Nations Security Council meeting.
Germany, France, Italy, Australia, Israel, Russia, China and Switzerland are among the more than 30 territories that will be represented alongside the superpowers of North America and the U.K. at an extra-long table. The gathering is so large that there’s a microphone and a nameplate with country flag set out for each participant.
The brainstorming and information-sharing sessions will be held largely in English, although there will be side conversations among smaller groups in numerous native tongues. Coinciding with the annual MipTV international sales conference, the group will spend a few days talking shop, screening projects and generally arming themselves with the latest market intel.
Michael Lewis for Variety
By all accounts, the periodic meetings of what »
- Cynthia Littleton
Flavor Flav!!!! The Public Enemy rapper, also famous for starring on VH1’s “Flavor of Love,” made a slight career detour over the weekend when he appeared as a guest meteorologist at Fox 13 in Utah. Flav, known for his rap skills and wearing clocks around his neck, appeared on the station and let people in the Salt Lake City area know what kind of weather to expect. Also Read: Public Enemy Member Rips Oscars for Use of 'Fight the Power' “I’m here to bring you the weather,” Flav said. “Not only for the good, but for the better. You know what I’m saying? »
- Joe Otterson
8 items from 2016
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