Endemol Shine UK has promoted Nick Mather (pictured) from his role as joint MD of Remarkable Television to creative director of its central creative team.
In his new role, Mather will create and develop new IP across multiple platforms, look for commissioning opportunities with UK broadcasters, and oversee Endemol Shine UK’s central creative team. He will be supported by Jamie Ormerod – who currently serves as head of entertainment development at Remarkable Television – who is to join Mather’s team as head of entertainment and formats for the central creative team.
Formed in 1998, the central creative team is a unit of development executives that also includes the company’s long-running creative intern scheme, through which Mather graduated in 2000 before joining the BBC development team. The exec returned to Endemol UK in 2005 and served in a number of senior creative roles before becoming joint MD of Remarkable Television in 2013.
Mather’s credits include co-creating the BBC One game show Pointless; the multi-platform Channel 4 format The Singer Takes it All; and ITV2′s forthcoming format The Almost Impossible Game Show. Additional credits are 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show (BBC One), The Whole 19 Yards (ITV) and Golden Balls (ITV).
“The central creative team has long been a home for experimentation and development of new ideas as well as bringing through new talent at Endemol UK,” said Richard Johnston, CEO of Endemol Shine UK, in a statement. “In all respects there is no one better suited than Nick to head up this engine room for the expanded group and we’re delighted he has accepted the challenge to take on this new role.”
Endemol Shine UK will this fall see the departure of chairman Lucas Church, who revealed last month that he would be leaving the company after 23 years.