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Endemol Shine UK adds Sharp Jack TV to portfolio

Endemol Shine UK has added London-based entertainment and factual prodco Sharp Jack TV to the company’s umbrella. The company will be run by former ITV Studio creative heads, Elliot Johnson and Amanda ...
July 4, 2017

Endemol Shine UK has added London-based entertainment and factual prodco Sharp Jack TV to the company’s umbrella.

The company will be run by former ITV Studio creative heads, Elliot Johnson and Amanda Wilson. The deal sees the duo join Endemol Shine UK as joint managing directors of Sharp Jack TV along with their existing IP and developments, to grow the label within the UK group.

Johnson and Wilson founded Sharp Jack Media in 2011 and have since gone on to develop a variety of shows for Britain and Ireland including Four Heads, Scorchio and Queer as Pop. Currently in production are two pilots, including the dating show Always the Bridesmaid for TLC UK and Raised by the Village for RTÉ One.

Prior to being the creative head of entertainment development at ITV Studios, Wilson (pictured, right) created and ran Tinderbox Television for the Avalon Group and also headed the BBC development team, which developed Strictly Come Dancing. She has also produced Saturday night game shows for Hat Trick Productions, including The Waiting Game.

Johnson (pictured, left) started his career producing music videos for artists such as Bjork, Massive Attack and Smashing Pumpkins and producing music programming for the BBC including Top of the Pops, Bowie at the Beeb and Glastonbury for the BBC. He met Wilson when he joined Tinderbox before the duo moved to run development at ITV Studios.

 

 

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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