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Tim Hincks appointed as president of Endemol

The Endemol Group has promoted UK CEO Tim Hincks (pictured) to president and France chairman and CEO Virginie Calmels to chief operating officer.
May 11, 2012

The Endemol Group has promoted UK CEO Tim Hincks to president and France chairman and CEO Virginie Calmels to chief operating officer.

Both will report to Just Spee, who was named CEO of the company in April.

Hincks will oversee the company’s operations in the U.S. and UK to foster deeper collaboration between the two markets and continue to have responsibility for Endemol UK’s business as chairman. He became CEO of Endemol UK and a member of the company’s international board in January 2008.

Calmels will oversee Endemol’s operations in 12 European territories including France and continue to manage its French business as chairman. She became chairman and CEO of Endemol France and a member of the company’s international board in 2007.

Endemol reports that it has “shown continued, significant growth in terms of revenues and profits” in the first quarter of 2012. Last year, it produced 189 formats and its distribution arm added 1,000 hours of new programming to its catalog for a total of 24,000 hours. The company’s entertainment hits include Big Brother and The Million Pound Drop.

“I very much look forward to working closely with Tim and Virginie at an extremely exciting time for Endemol,” said Spee. “This is an exceptional company with a unique platform and some of the most talented and creative people in the business. With Tim and Virginie’s expertise in the central management team and an agreement with lenders in place that will put the company on a firm financial footing we are strongly positioned for a bright future.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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