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Weit Media promotes Yulia Sumacheva to CEO

The Moscow-based Endemol Shine Group-owned producer has named Yulia Sumacheva to CEO as Timur Weinstein exits the company to take up a post at Russian commercial broadcaster NTV.
December 8, 2015

Weit Media CEO and founder Timur Weinstein is leaving the Endemol Shine-owned producer to take up a post at Russian commercial broadcaster NTV.

The veteran TV exec took on the role of general producer for the network on December 1, replacing Danila Sharapov.

Weit Media has promoted Yulia Sumacheva to CEO.

The exec has worked for the Moscow-based company since 2009. She most recently served as chief producer and has worked on series such as Your Face Sounds Familiar, The Biggest Loser, MasterChef Junior and Wipeout.

She will be supported in day-to-day operations by chief operating officer Roman Elistraiov.

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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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