LONDON — Matt Creasey will lead operations across the Americas, Asia, Australia and New Zealand for Endemol Shine Intl., the distribution arm of Endemol Shine Group, while Mark Lawrence will head up its teams across Europe.
Los Angeles-based Creasey takes the title executive VP, sales and acquisitions, and Lawrence, who is based in London, takes the title executive director, Europe.
Endemol Shine Intl., which will focus on finished programming distribution, brings together the teams from Shine Intl. and Endemol Worldwide, following the recent merger of Endemol, Shine and Core Media. Endemol Shine Intl. is led by Cathy Payne, who was appointed as CEO at the end of last year.
John Richards takes the role of chief financial officer, and Jan Rowland becomes Endemol Shine Intl.’s head of operations. Both are based in London.
James Braham becomes Endemol Shine Intl.’s senior sales director for U.K. and Ireland, and Lisette Schlippe becomes senior sales director for Germany and Central and Eastern Europe.
In France, Endemol and Shine’s operations remain independently operated and run as separate entities. Shine Intl.’s Priscilla Siney and EWD’s Solange Ribeiro-Murphy both continue in their roles as senior sales directors for French territories.
In Australia and New Zealand, EWD’s Kirsten Cargill and Shine Intl.’s Lisa Higginson retain their respective roles as senior sales director and sales director for the region, working out of Sydney.
New external appointments will include a sales director for Asia, working out of Singapore and reporting to senior sales director, Asia, Rashmi Bajpai, who is based in the new distribution office in Mumbai. Other forthcoming appointments will include a new head of acquisitions to be based in London.
Endemol Shine Intl. has a combined portfolio of more than 38,000 hours of owned and third-party programming across scripted and non-scripted genres. This includes “Broadchurch,” “Peaky Blinders,” “The Fall,” “Humans,” “The Frankenstein Chronicles,” “Code of a Killer,” “Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell,” “Grantchester,” “Kingdom,” “Hot in Cleveland,” “Home and Away,” “MasterChef,” “The Block,” “24 Hours in A & E,” “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown,” “One Born Every Minute,” “My Kitchen Rules,” “The Biggest Loser” and “Mr Bean.”