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Endemol Shine North America’s co-CEOs Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin have renewed their deals with the content producer and added further responsibilities of oversight of the company’s Latin American operations.
In addition to continuing to lead Endemol Shine North America, Abrego and Corwin have been named co-chairs of Endemol Shine Americas and will report to Sophie Turner Laing, CEO of Endemol Shine Group. Both execs will continue to be based in Los Angeles.
“Alongside strong ratings and new pickups in scripted, non-scripted and digital, Charlie and Cris‘ first year leading Endemol Shine North America as a combined business has seen significant success in the U.S. Hispanic market and Mexico,” Turner Laing said Tuesday in a statement. “This creates a solid foundation for greater collaboration throughout the Americas under their guidance, and having them in these expanded roles will help further leverage our strengths across these key markets.”
Said Abrego: “Charlie and I feel like we’re building something very special here in North America. The integration process is behind us, the team is in place and we have a lot of momentum across many of our divisions. And we’re now looking forward to working with our colleagues in Latin America to expand upon their successes in the region.”
Added Corwin: “I’m thrilled to continue working with Cris and our extremely talented team. It’s clearly an exciting time in our industry, and Endemol Shine is uniquely positioned to excel in this rapidly changing environment both locally and globally. We are focused on offering talent, brands and broadcasters a new studio model for a new paradigm.”
Abrego and Corwin were originally named co-chairmen and co-CEOs of Endemol Shine North America in October 2014 as part of the joint venture that created Endemol Shine Group.
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