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Endemol Shine NA inks executive producer deal with Michael Heyerman

Endemol Shine North America (ESNA) has signed unscripted producer and development executive Michael Heyerman to an executive producer deal. Heyerman (pictured) will work closely with ESNA’s DJ Nurre, EVP of unscripted original ...
October 23, 2018

Endemol Shine North America (ESNA) has signed unscripted producer and development executive Michael Heyerman to an executive producer deal.

Heyerman (pictured) will work closely with ESNA’s DJ Nurre, EVP of unscripted original series, and his team on other current projects.

In addition, he will serve as one of ESNA’s executive producers on the upcoming physical game show series Big Bounce Battle for Fox. Heyerman will serve as executive producers on Big Bounce Battle alongside Nurre and Sharon Levy, president of unscripted and scripted television. The series was originally developed by Endemol Shine Netherlands and co-developed with Endemol Shine Germany for RTL.

Heyerman most recently served as showrunner on MasterChef Jr.: Road To The Finale.

Prior to joining Endemol Shine North America, the executive was part of NBC’s development Brain Trust team at Universal Television, shepherding original unscripted projects. Before that, he was a consulting producer on Endemol Shine’s music competition series Best.Cover.Ever. for YouTube.

Heyerman’s other credits include servings as co-executive producer on The F Word and Super Human at Fox, and To Tell the Truth at ABC. He has also served as supervising producer on Millionaire Matchmaker for Bravo; Sing Your Face Off at ABC; and was a senior producer on Fox’s The X Factor and NBC’s America’s Got Talent.

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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