Endemol Shine President to Depart

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Tim Hincks

Tim Hincks is the latest top executive to leave the company, led by CEO Sophie Turner Laing.

British TV giant Endemol Shine, which became the biggest TV production company in Europe after Endemol, 21st Century Fox's Shine and Core Media merged in Dec. 2014, has lost its president.

The company confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter on Monday that Tim Hincks would be leaving the production house behind Broadchurch, Humans, The Fall and Masterchef.

Hincks had been president of Endemol before the merger and said in a statement that he was planning to "take the time to consider the future and to get round to doing all the things I haven’t had time to do, like remembering my children’s names for example."

Last year, a string of executives left Endemol Shine, including chief creative officer David Flynn, commercial chief Lucas Church, international co-chief executive Gary Carter, managing director of Shine TV Kelly Webb-Lamb, and exec. producer Jane Featherstone.

In October CEO Sophie TurnerLaing defended the deal that created the company, saying it helps improve creative diversity.

"As soon as something starts bubbling up around the world, they get it out around the system as quickly as possible, and there's no barrier of entry of any production company picking up a format and going straight to pitching it," Turner Laing said during a keynote speech at MIPCOM.