Werner Schwaderlapp, prexy of Cologne-based Endemol Deutschland Holding, ankled on Monday to set up his own media management consultancy.
Schwaderlapp, a former programming chief at pubcaster’s ZDF and later a production and licensing exec at distribution division ZDF Enterprises, was appointed to head Endemol Entertainment Prods. in 1999.
He will remain an independent consultant for the company, which was the first Endemol affiliate outside Holland.
Endemol Deutschland general manager Borris Brandt is one likely successor. Brandt oversees production of local entertainment formats.