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1568e0aMarcus Reynaga is the new Managing Director, Advertising at Variety Latino. He will oversee all ad sales &sponsorship efforts for the brand. His former role was as Account Executive.

 

 

 

descargaUnivision Communications, Inc. has named John W. Eck as Chief Local Media Officer, effective immediately. He will be in charge of overseeing UCI’s local business including the Company’s 128 television and radio stations in key markets across the country. Eck will remain based in New York and continue to report to Randy Falco, president and chief executive officer. He will replace Kevin Cuddihy, who previously served as president of Local Media, who has decided to step down.

 

Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired lifestyle marketing agency MKTG and it is creating a new global network brand with MKTG at the core:
descarga (1)Annie Rickard, global brand president, Posterscope, is the new global chairman, MKTG.

 

 
descarga (3)Charlie Horsey is global brand president, MKTG and CEO, MKTG USA.

 

 

 

Global content creator, producer and distributor Endemol Shine Group has announced plans to further increase its commitment to the Spanish and Portuguese speaking markets with a new strategic focus across genres, including a renewed drive into scripted and digital video programming, starting in early 2016.Read more.

Laurens Drillich fotocredit Otto van den ToornLaurens Drillich, currently CEO of Endemol Shine Netherlands, will become President of Endemol Shine Latino, reporting to Endemol Shine North America Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs, Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin.

 

 

 

 

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CEO and Creative Director for Latin America, Martin Kweller will be Creative Director for the new hub, whilst continuing to oversee Endemol Shine Argentina as Chairman and CEO, and Latin America regionally as Operations Director.

 

Endemol Shine Latino’s Co-Executive Vice Presidents Daniel Rodriguez and Mauricio Piccone, will continue in their roles, respectively overseeing sales and programming initiatives in the Hispanic U.S. market and Mexico.

empphoto_23850_1400622993 descarga (1)Boudewijn Beusmans, Group Commercial Officer of Endemol Shine Group and Iris Boelhouwer, the company’s former Managing Director of Creative Operations will become Joint CEOs of Endemol Shine Netherlands in early 2016, replacing Laurens Drillich.

 

03076bbBrandon Solano has been named chief marketing officer at Papa Murphy’s. He was most recently chief marketing officer at Wendy’s, after joining the company in July 2014. Prior to that he held marketing positions at Domino’s, Hershey and Procter & Gamble.

 
descarga (2)Razorfish global CEO Tom Adamski dies at 43.Adamski served as global chief executive officer of Razorfish Global network for just less than a year.Prior to taking over the chief executive position, Adamski was chief executive officer of Rosetta, which Publicis folded into the larger global group last September, reporting to Publicis Groupe chief executive Maurice Lévy.Razorfish veteran and North American chief executive Shannon Denton has served as interim and will continue for the immediate future.

What: Global content creator, producer and distributor Endemol Shine Group has announced plans to further increase its commitment to the Spanish and Portuguese speaking markets with a new strategic focus across genres.
Why it matters: Laurens Drillich, will become President of Endemol Shine Latino in early 2016. CEO and Creative Director for Latin America, Martin Kweller will be Creative Director for the new hub.Endemol Shine Latino’s Co-Executive Vice Presidents Daniel Rodriguez and Mauricio Piccone, will continue in their roles.Boudewijn Beusmans and Iris Boelhouwer will become Joint CEOs of Endemol Shine Netherlands in early 2016, replacing Laurens Drillich.

bfUgPkEn_400x400Global content creator, producer and distributor Endemol Shine Group has announced plans to further increase its commitment to the Spanish and Portuguese speaking markets with a new strategic focus across genres, including a renewed drive into scripted and digital video programming, starting in early 2016.

Laurens Drillich fotocredit Otto van den ToornLaurens Drillich, currently CEO of Endemol Shine Netherlands, will become President of Endemol Shine Latino, reporting to Endemol Shine North America Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs, Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin. Laurens has previously overseen Endemol’s business in both the Hispanic U.S. market and Mexico.Laurens will establish and head up a new central hub in Miami that will connect and oversee Endemol Shine Group’s business across Hispanic U.S. and Mexico, as well as all production operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru and format sales activities across Latin America, pooling creativity and resources across markets.Laurens Drillich previously oversaw Endemol’s business in the U.S. Hispanic market and Mexico. He was Chairman and CEO of Dutch broadcaster BNN, held a number of senior roles at media companies such as Veronica and RTL and most recently was CEO of Endemol Shine Netherlands, the largest production company in Holland with programming across all genres, including scripted, sports, digital, journalism, documentaries, entertainment and reality.

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CEO and Creative Director for Latin America, Martin Kweller will be Creative Director for the new hub, whilst continuing to oversee Endemol Shine Argentina as Chairman and CEO, and Latin America regionally as Operations Director.Martin Kweller has over 25 years’ experience in the media industry and founded production company Producciones y Publicidad”, which was acquired by Endemol in 2000 and became Endemol Argentina. Under his leadership Endemol Argentina has become the country’s largest independent production company with output that combines locally created and international titles across genres including game shows, factual, reality, drama and comedy.

Endemol Shine Latino’s Co-Executive Vice Presidents Daniel Rodriguez and Mauricio Piccone, will continue in their roles, respectively overseeing sales and programming initiatives in the Hispanic U.S. market and Mexico.

1428416590BOUDEWIJN descarga (1)Boudewijn Beusmans, Group Commercial Officer of Endemol Shine Group and Iris Boelhouwer, the company’s former Managing Director of Creative Operations will become Joint CEOs of Endemol Shine Netherlands in early 2016, replacing Laurens Drillich.

“Endemol Shine Group’s network has a wealth of resources serving Spanish and Portuguese speaking audiences and this new initiative underlines our commitment to these markets across the Americas. Laurens and Martin will bring with them invaluable international expertise and relationships and I’m truly looking forward to working with them,”said Cris Abrego.

“Combining expertise and resources in the Spanish and Portuguese speaking markets across the Americas is a smart way for us to leverage the Group’s shared strengths and further grow this part of the business. I’m very much looking forward to taking this role and building on Endemol Shine Group’s successes across Latin America and Hispanic U.S.,”said Laurens Drillich.

“Uniting our business across Latin America and Hispanic U.S. in this way will help us more effectively pool our creativity and capabilities as a Group to best serve our partners and audiences throughout the Americas. I’m very much looking forward to working with Laurens, Cris and all the local and regional teams and to further building on what we have collectively achieved in these markets,”said Martin Kweller.

Endemol Shine Group is one of the largest independent producer in Latin America with production bases in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru as well as a regional sales operation serving all of these markets. The Group’s ratings successes in the region include Big Brother, Masterchef, My Name Is, Spanish originated format Your Face Sounds Familiar and Endemol Shine Argentina’s Last Passenger, Step Right Up and Hit The Note. The company is also a producer of Latin American dramas and telenovelas, including The Successful Mr. and Mrs. Pells, Graduates and Legacy of Rock & Roll, and is now launching premium digital video content via its local hub, Endemol Beyond Brazil.

The company also has a long-term partnership with Globo in Brazil where 15 series of Big Brother as well as multiple seasons of Fear Factor, Strictly Dancing, Next One!, Step Right Up and other titles.

In the Hispanic U.S. market and Mexico, Endemol Shine Latino has launched and sold numerous series and formats this year. Big Brother debuted earlier this month in Mexico on Televisa and is set to make its U.S. Spanish-language debut on Telemundo in January. In addition, the success of MasterChef Mexico on TV Azteca over the summer has resulted in a second season pick up and Endemol Shine Latino’s first scripted project in the U.S., El Vato starring music sensation El Dasa, is slated to premiere on NBC Universo in early 2016.

 

What: Global content creator, producer and distributor Endemol Shine Group has announced plans to further increase its commitment to the Spanish and Portuguese speaking markets with a new strategic focus across genres.
Why it matters: Laurens Drillich, will become President of Endemol Shine Latino in early 2016. CEO and Creative Director for Latin America, Martin Kweller will be Creative Director for the new hub.Endemol Shine Latino’s Co-Executive Vice Presidents Daniel Rodriguez and Mauricio Piccone, will continue in their roles.Boudewijn Beusmans and Iris Boelhouwer will become Joint CEOs of Endemol Shine Netherlands in early 2016, replacing Laurens Drillich.

bfUgPkEn_400x400Global content creator, producer and distributor Endemol Shine Group has announced plans to further increase its commitment to the Spanish and Portuguese speaking markets with a new strategic focus across genres, including a renewed drive into scripted and digital video programming, starting in early 2016.

Laurens Drillich fotocredit Otto van den ToornLaurens Drillich, currently CEO of Endemol Shine Netherlands, will become President of Endemol Shine Latino, reporting to Endemol Shine North America Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs, Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin. Laurens has previously overseen Endemol’s business in both the Hispanic U.S. market and Mexico.Laurens will establish and head up a new central hub in Miami that will connect and oversee Endemol Shine Group’s business across Hispanic U.S. and Mexico, as well as all production operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru and format sales activities across Latin America, pooling creativity and resources across markets.Laurens Drillich previously oversaw Endemol’s business in the U.S. Hispanic market and Mexico. He was Chairman and CEO of Dutch broadcaster BNN, held a number of senior roles at media companies such as Veronica and RTL and most recently was CEO of Endemol Shine Netherlands, the largest production company in Holland with programming across all genres, including scripted, sports, digital, journalism, documentaries, entertainment and reality.

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CEO and Creative Director for Latin America, Martin Kweller will be Creative Director for the new hub, whilst continuing to oversee Endemol Shine Argentina as Chairman and CEO, and Latin America regionally as Operations Director.Martin Kweller has over 25 years’ experience in the media industry and founded production company Producciones y Publicidad”, which was acquired by Endemol in 2000 and became Endemol Argentina. Under his leadership Endemol Argentina has become the country’s largest independent production company with output that combines locally created and international titles across genres including game shows, factual, reality, drama and comedy.

Endemol Shine Latino’s Co-Executive Vice Presidents Daniel Rodriguez and Mauricio Piccone, will continue in their roles, respectively overseeing sales and programming initiatives in the Hispanic U.S. market and Mexico.

1428416590BOUDEWIJN descarga (1)Boudewijn Beusmans, Group Commercial Officer of Endemol Shine Group and Iris Boelhouwer, the company’s former Managing Director of Creative Operations will become Joint CEOs of Endemol Shine Netherlands in early 2016, replacing Laurens Drillich.

“Endemol Shine Group’s network has a wealth of resources serving Spanish and Portuguese speaking audiences and this new initiative underlines our commitment to these markets across the Americas. Laurens and Martin will bring with them invaluable international expertise and relationships and I’m truly looking forward to working with them,”said Cris Abrego.

“Combining expertise and resources in the Spanish and Portuguese speaking markets across the Americas is a smart way for us to leverage the Group’s shared strengths and further grow this part of the business. I’m very much looking forward to taking this role and building on Endemol Shine Group’s successes across Latin America and Hispanic U.S.,”said Laurens Drillich.

“Uniting our business across Latin America and Hispanic U.S. in this way will help us more effectively pool our creativity and capabilities as a Group to best serve our partners and audiences throughout the Americas. I’m very much looking forward to working with Laurens, Cris and all the local and regional teams and to further building on what we have collectively achieved in these markets,”said Martin Kweller.

Endemol Shine Group is one of the largest independent producer in Latin America with production bases in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru as well as a regional sales operation serving all of these markets. The Group’s ratings successes in the region include Big Brother, Masterchef, My Name Is, Spanish originated format Your Face Sounds Familiar and Endemol Shine Argentina’s Last Passenger, Step Right Up and Hit The Note. The company is also a producer of Latin American dramas and telenovelas, including The Successful Mr. and Mrs. Pells, Graduates and Legacy of Rock & Roll, and is now launching premium digital video content via its local hub, Endemol Beyond Brazil.

The company also has a long-term partnership with Globo in Brazil where 15 series of Big Brother as well as multiple seasons of Fear Factor, Strictly Dancing, Next One!, Step Right Up and other titles.

In the Hispanic U.S. market and Mexico, Endemol Shine Latino has launched and sold numerous series and formats this year. Big Brother debuted earlier this month in Mexico on Televisa and is set to make its U.S. Spanish-language debut on Telemundo in January. In addition, the success of MasterChef Mexico on TV Azteca over the summer has resulted in a second season pick up and Endemol Shine Latino’s first scripted project in the U.S., El Vato starring music sensation El Dasa, is slated to premiere on NBC Universo in early 2016.

 

People change positions, get promoted or move to other companies. Portada is here to tell you about it.

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2LL17Ghs_400x400Viacom International Media Networks has made a series of promotions at its Americas division:

 

 

 

descarga (1)Miami-based Juan Acosta, previously VIMN Americas chief financial officer, has been appointed chief operating officer. Acosta will be responsible for VIMN’s portfolio of brands including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Paramount Channel and Tr3 in Latin America, Canada and the US Hispanic market.

 

5861_468Federico Cuervo, who is based in Buenos Aires, has been named senior VP of entertainment brands. Cuervo will be responsible for Comedy Central and the Paramount Channel in Latin America and Worcman will handle MTV and Tr3 in the US Hispanic market plus VH1 in Latin America.

 

descarga (2)Sao Paolo-based Tiago Worcman has been appointed senior VP of music brands for VIMN Americas.

 

 

imagesVIMN has also signed a deal with free-to-air network GDSTV in Georgia for it to produce a local adaptation of The Daily Show, marking the second local version of the Comedy Central hit after it was adapted in the Netherlands.The series will be hosted by celebrity Ilo Beroshvili, who will poke fun at the political landscape in Jon Stewart’s satirical style. The local adaptation will air five nights a week from September 2015 in Georgia.

 

oY9hm2VY_400x4002btube has announced its board of directors.The new Board Members of 2btube are:

 

 

 

Jesus-Perezagua-e1395660086450Jesus Perezagua, who until recently was president Europe and Africa at Fox International Channels where he began his career in 2003, joining the group as managing director of FIC Spain and Portugal. From 2005, he headed up the company’s expansion across Eastern and Central Europe as well as Greece and Turkey before taking over for the entire European and African operations in 2011.Before joining Fox International Channels, Perezagua held positions at Fox Kids Entertainment in Spain and at Japanese toy company Bandai Espana. He currently lives in Tokyo where he is advising Fox International Channels Asia.

 

descarga (3)Punit Goenka, who is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL), India’s second largest media company with an income in excess of USD 750M. Punit is responsible for expanding the company’s global presence across 169 countries, and its reach to over 959 million viewers. ZeeTV is a major presence on YouTube with more then 3.5 million subscribers and 200 million monthly recurring views.

 

seanSean Cohan, Executive Vice President, International for A+E Networks. Mr. Cohan oversees A+E Networks’ International division, managing the company’s brands, content, and services outside the U.S.  He manages staff in New York, Los Angeles, London, Rome and Singapore, and venture teams across 20 more cities.  The division’s activities include branded channels, content sales and digital media distribution.A graduate of Harvard University, Mr. Cohan holds an MBA from Stanford University.

 

proxyDaniel Rodriguez and Mauricio Piccone have been named Co-Executive Vice Presidents of newly launched Endemol Shine Latino.The new Spanish-language division comes on the heels of the recently completed joint venture that brings together Endemol, Shine and CORE Media, to create a global content creator, producer and distributor with one of the most extensive and diverse portfolios of international hits in the world.

 

Rodriguez, who was formerly Shine Group’s Vice President of Sales for Latin America, will oversee all sales initiatives for Endemol Shine Latino. Rodriguez, who has worked in international production, sales and acquisitions for more than 25 years, was named Shine Group’s Vice President, Sales for Latin America in May 2014. In his previous role, Rodriguez was responsible for tape and format sales, as well as business development for the unit across Latin America. Rodriguez joined Shine Group from Cisneros Media Distribution, where he served as Director of Sales, overseeing group sales and business development for key territories in South America and Europe.

Piccone, who most recently served as Senior Vice President, Endemol Latino, will lead all Spanish-language programming initiatives for the division. Since 2010, Piccone had served as Senior Vice President, Endemol Latino USA, where he oversaw the Hispanic market in both the U.S. and Mexico.  Prior to joining Endemol Latino USA, Piccone worked in production for Endemol Mexico,and was based in Mexico City, Mexico.

149f1a2Sergio Lazarov, a veteran showrunner and director, has also joined Endemol Shine Latino as Vice President, Production. Lazarov, who joins Endemol Shine Latino as Vice President, Production, comes with a great deal of experience in the U.S., Spain and Romania. Lazarov most recently directed two seasons of “La Voz Kids” for Telemundo and also served as executive producer for Telemundo’s “El Artista.” Lazarov has directed more than 200 hours of musical performances and live television internationally.

The Endemol Shine Latino team is based in Miami and covers all Spanish-language sales and production in both the U.S. and Mexico.

descarga (4)MCB Network Corp has announced the appointment of two new sales representatives to broaden MCB’s MiCasa Network advertising in the national market: Felipe Herrador in Las Vegas and Rachel Rotger with her Stillwater Communications team in Detroit join the MCBN sales and marketing team.