Endemol Shine Germany has promoted Fabian Tobias to head the show and factual unit, effective in April.
Tobias most recently served as an executive producer and steps into the role following the departure of Holger Rettler, the previous Shine Germany deputy CEO, who was named director of the show and factual division following the creation of Endemol Shine Germany in 2014.
An executive producer with Endemol Shine Germany since 2014, Tobias has overseen the production of such series and formats as ZDF’s Deutschlands Superhirn, NDR’s Kaum zu Glauben, and Vox’s 6 Mütter and Hot oder Schrott. He is currently producing a series development for German television broadcaster Sat.1.
Prior to joining the German division of Endemol Shine Group, Tobias served as a senior producer at ITV Studios Germany working across localized adaptations of Hell’s Kitchen and I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here. Before that, he worked as a producer at Cologne-based production company i&u TV.
“I am delighted to appoint Fabian Tobias, a top executive producer from our company, to our management team,” said Endemol Shine Germany CEO Marcus Wolter in a statement. “Fabian has successfully produced and developed formats for Endemol Shine over the past three years. He is a passionate TV-maker and will continue to expand the show and factual unit.”