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BBC Drama Exec Ben Irving Joins ‘Severance’ Producer Fifth Season

Fifth Season, the production and sales outfit formerly known as Endeavor Content, has named Ben Irving to the newly created position of creative director, UK Television. Irving, currently acting director of drama at the BBC, will shift over to Fifth Season in November. Fifth Season, hot off the success of its Emmy-winning Apple TV+ series […]

Endeavor Content Rebrands as Fifth Season

Endeavor Content is no more. The independent studio has been rebranded as Fifth Season, effective Sept. 7, with the company’s new name following its previous agreement with the WGA to divest a majority stake of the affiliated studio. Fifth Season, as it is now known, is now 80 percent controlled by South Korea’s CJ ENM. […]

Musician Eric Nam to Star in Psychological Thriller From Significant Productions, Endeavor Content and AUM Group (Exclusive)

Singer-songwriter Eric Nam will make his acting debut in Transplant, the new feature from Forest Whitaker and Nina Yang Bongiovi’s Significant Productions (Fruitvale Station, Sorry to Bother You). Nam, an Atlanta native who built a successful career in the Korean entertainment industry as a solo artist and host before returning stateside in recent years, stars […]

Blink49 Studios Launches Canadian Unscripted TV Arm

Blink49 Studios is launching a Canadian unscripted TV arm to develop a slate of non-fiction content targeting the local and international markets. The new division will be led by Toby Dormer, executive vp unscripted TV and Allison Brough, named vp unscripted TV. Based in Vancouver, Dormer most recently served as executive vp unscripted, Canada, for […]

Endeavor Content Names Kasee Calabrese CFO

Endeavor Content has hired Kasee Calabrese to serve as the content studio’s executive vp and CFO. Calabrese will oversee all aspects of the studio’s financial affairs and planning, and will report to co-CEOs Chris Rice and Graham Taylor. She joins Endeavor Content from AMC Networks, where she had been executive vp of global finance. Calabrese […]

Oscar Isaac and Elvira Lind’s Mad Gene Media Signs First-Look Deal With Endeavor Content

Mad Gene Media is making moves. Oscar Isaac and Elvira Lind’s production company has signed a first-look deal with Endeavor Content that will see the married pair collaborate with the studio’s TV, film and documentary teams to develop and produce content for all platforms. At the same time, Mad Gene Media has scooped up its […]

Endeavor Beats Wall Street Estimates As Live Events Bounce Back

Endeavor topped Wall Street expectations in Q1 2022, beating on revenue and earnings per share as the company’s segments continue to see growth return in a world with significantly fewer COVID-19 restrictions. The company reported revenue of $1.47 billion, net income of $517.7 million, adjusted EBITDA of $314.4 million and earnings per share of $1.16. […]

Kristen Campo Launches Endeavor Content-Backed Production Company

Kristen Campo is pushing further into the producing world. The former exec vp TV at Chernin has launched her own production company, Campout Productions, and renewed her first-look deal with Endeavor Content. Additionally, Campo has hired FilmNation’s Hannah Getts to serve as vp development and production at Campout. “The longstanding relationship I’ve had with Endeavor […]

Why Production Companies in 2022 Will Need to Get Big or Go Home

The worldwide consolidation of independent production companies, which picked up pace in 2021, looks likely to continue through 2022 as the global streaming boom pushes up both demand and budgets for film and TV series. Beyond the planned multi-billion-dollar entertainment mega-merger of Discovery and AT&T’s WarnerMedia, among the biggest content-centric deals of 2021 were Amazon’s […]

CJ ENM Supercharges Hollywood Ambitions With Endeavor Content

When Hollywood power agency Endeavor offloaded its studio subsidiary Endeavor Content to South Korean entertainment giant CJ ENM for $775 million on Nov. 18, Wall Street analysts were unanimous in their praise, citing both financial and strategic upsides for the U.S. company. The sale would provide a much-needed cash infusion for Endeavor after its $1.2 […]

‘Headhunters’ Series Set Based on Jo Nesbo Best-Seller, With Endeavor Content Handling Sales

Jo Nesbo’s dark corporate thriller Headhunters, turned into the 2011 cult film of the same name, is getting a TV series adaptation. Endeavor Content has come on board to handle global sales outside the Nordic territories. Scandinavian stars Axel Boyum (Betrayed) and Martin Wallström (Mr. Robot) head up the cast of the Headhunters series, which […]

Blink Studios Taps Carolyn Newman to Run Scripted TV

Blink Studios, backed by Endeavor Content, has hired former Netflix and Will Packer Media exec Carolyn Newman as executive vp of global scripted, while Virginia Rankin has been named executive producer. The indie studio recently launched by CEO John Morayniss and other former eOne execs has set Los Angeles-based Newman to focus on developing scripted […]