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Eden Gaha to leave unscripted helm at Endemol Shine NA

Eden Gaha will be leaving his role as president, unscripted television at Endemol Shine North America. Gaha is scheduled to step down from his post next month. “After 15 years in unscripted television, ...
April 28, 2017

Eden Gaha will be leaving his role as president, unscripted television at Endemol Shine North America.

Gaha is scheduled to step down from his post next month.

“After 15 years in unscripted television, going from PA to president, it’s time for me to move on to the next challenge,” said Gaha in a statement provided to realscreen.

Gaha offered no details on what prompted the decision, but hinted at more news to come.

“While it’s difficult to say goodbye to such an incredible team at Endemol Shine, I’m excited by the opportunities that have come my way and look forward to soon sharing details of my new venture,” he said.

The parting is reportedly mutual, and there are no current plans to replace him at the helm.

Endemol Shine North America CEO Cris Abrego will continue to work with and oversee the unscripted team with Robert Smith, EVP, head of unscripted and Michael Weinberg, SVP unscripted development.

Gaha joined Shine America in May 2011 as president, unscripted television, where he was responsible for oversight of all the company’s unscripted and creative development initiatives.

He served as president, unscripted television, Endemol Shine USA following the 2015 merger of Shine America with Endemol USA.

During his four years with Shine America, Gaha worked to revamp the company’s unscripted development team and overhaul its roster of network and cable series. He continues to serve as executive producer on many of the company’s unscripted series including MasterChef and MasterChef Junior(FOX), Hunted (CBS), Billion Dollar Buyer (CNBC) and upcoming Page Six TV (syndicated), Superhuman (FOX) and Ambulance (CBS).

Gaha joined Shine America from Mark Burnett Productions, where he served as the showrunner/EP on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice for five seasons. His additional credits while with Burnett include co-executive producer for The Contender, Pirate Master and Rock Star.

Gaha also served as a supervising producer on the long-running CBS series Survivor for two seasons and was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards.

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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