Endemol taps CME exec

Marina Williams to oversee operations

LONDON -- In a bid to expand its operations across the fast-growing markets of Central and Eastern Europe, production powerhouse Endemol has wooed senior Central European Media Enterprises exec Marina Williams to oversee its operations in region, effective Jan. 1.

With a bailiwick that includes such key markets as Russia, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine and Greece, the former CME exec vp will be charged with building local output including growth in scripted programming. Williams also will be responsible for establishing new production bases across the region, working alongside Endemol's new chief commercial officer Tom Toumazis.

She reports to COO Marco Bassetti.