Sophie Turner Laing
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United Kingdom
2018

Endemol Shine Group

Sophie
Turner
Laing

CEO

Turner Laing boarded the newly merged company Endemol Shine Group in late 2014 and helped integrate it quickly even as leading executives departed and some commentators predicted failure. Now it encompasses a network of 120 production companies in more than 20 territories. Turner Laing likens it to a “flotilla of different-size ships going in the same direction but quite independent.” As admiral of the fleet, she presides over a powerhouse that, in 2017, ran more than 800 productions airing across 287 channels, including Netflix’s “Black Mirror,” the Showtime drama “I’m Dying Up Here” and Channel 4 and AMC’s “Humans,” as well as unscripted shows “Big Brother” and “Masterchef.” In July, she received the International Academy’s 2018 Directorate Emmy.

Career

  • BBC
  • Endemol Shine Group
  • Sky UK

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Women's Impact
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Sophie Turner Laing's Executive Legacy Solidified With Emmy Gold

Sophie Turner Laing's Executive Legacy Solidified With Emmy Gold

When the intl. Academy hands Sophie Turner Laing its 2018 Directorate Award in November, it will recognize an executive who has worked her way up from the ground floor to become one of the most important figures in global TV.She has been focused on the potential sale of Endemol Shine, but with 21st Century Fox and Apollo deciding to hold onto their asset, she will double down on the day-to-day business of running one of the world’s largest international content...

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