Exec has worked at Fremantle, 19

Global production company Endemol has further strengthened its management team with the appointment of Martha Brass as deputy chief operating officer.

Martha will report to Marco Bassetti, chief operating officer for the Endemol Group, and will work alongside Bassetti in overseeing operations across the group, which incorporates a production and distribution network spanning 25 countries on five continents.

Brass will be based at Endemol’s offices in London.

Over the past 10 years, Brass has held numerous senior international positions in the independent production sector, including high level roles at FremantleMedia and 19 Entertainment.

Martha spent six years at FremantleMedia, where her roles included chief operating officer, FremantleMedia North America; chief operating officer, Southern Europe and South Africa; commercial director, FremantleMedia Production; and commercial & finance director, Fremantle International Distribution.

In 2004, she went on to become executive vice-president and head of television for Simon Fuller’s 19 Entertainment, creator and co-owner of the “Idols” franchise. Based in both London and Los Angeles, she was responsible for managing the development, production and sales of all of 19’s television properties.

In 2008, she joined CPH Group, incorporating Amaze TV in the U.K. and D&D Media Group in Europe, where she held senior roles, including commercial director of the CPH Group and managing director of Amaze TV.

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