Endemol Shine North America has bolstered its unscripted team with the promotion of Michael Heyerman to SVP of unscripted original series and the appointment of veteran producer Shyam Balsé to VP of unscripted original series.
Heyerman (pictured), who previously held an executive producer deal with Endemol Shine North America, has served as EP on the studio’s upcoming Lego Masters for Fox and the relaunch of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for HGTV.
Balsé currently serves as co-EP on Lego Masters and he recently served as co-EP on NBC’s The Titan Games.
Heyerman originally joined Endemol Shine North America in October 2018, signing an executive producer deal with the studio.
He previously served as showrunner on Endemol Shine’s MasterChef Jr. — Road To The Finale. Prior to joining Endemol Shine North America, Heyerman was part of NBC’s development Brain Trust team at Universal Television, guiding original unscripted projects to air. His credits also include serving as co-executive producer on The F Word at FOX, To Tell the Truth at ABC, as well as senior producer on NBC’s America’s Got Talent.
Balsé has worked with the broadcast and cable networks on unscripted shows featuring celebrities such as Dwayne Johnson, Will Arnett, Neil Patrick Harris, Drew Barrymore and Ellen DeGeneres.
“We’ve been on a bit of a hot streak lately, due in large part to the long hours and late nights Michael Heyerman has put in at our offices and in various dark edit bays and control rooms around the nation — so it was an easy decision to expand his role,” said DJ Nurre, EVP of unscripted original series at Endemol Shine North America, in a statement. “Additionally, in keeping with the philosophy that the best executives to help create, launch and oversee hit shows are the ones that have spent their entire careers making them, we are excited to welcome the incredibly talented, utterly unflappable, and universally beloved Shyam Balsé to the team.”