Endemol Shine North America Signs Randy Jackson To Overall Producing Deal
May 27, 2015 - Endemol Shine North America has signed Grammy Award-winning producer, musician and longtime “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson to an overall producing deal, it was announced today by Endemol Shine North America Co-Chairmen and Co-CEO’s Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin.
The longest-standing panel judge in “American Idol’s” history, Jackson will develop unscripted, scripted and digital programming that he will produce with the Endemol Shine North America team.
Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the newly launched global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies in the U.S. that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world. The company’s U.S. series include “Big Brother” (CBS), “The Biggest Loser” (NBC), “Hell on Wheels” (AMC), “Kingdom” (DirecTV), “MasterChef” (FOX), “MasterChef Junior” (FOX), as well as new summer programs “The Island” (NBC) and “Bullseye” (FOX).
“We’re thrilled to have Randy joining our team at Endemol Shine North America,” said Abrego and Corwin. “He is one of the most respected talents in both the music and television industries and we’re looking forward to developing projects with him to produce across our unscripted, scripted and digital businesses.”
Said Jackson, “I am so excited to be joining the Endemol Shine family and embark on this journey with one of the best companies in the world. Cris and Charlie are incredible leaders. I look forward to working with them and creating some magic.”
Jackson’s fearless and forward-thinking mentality has guided him from musician, songwriter, and Grammy Award-winning producer to revered record-industry executive, business entrepreneur, best-selling author, talent manager, television producer and beloved television personality.
Jackson has lent his talents to hit records by Smokey Robinson, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, and Madonna, to name a few. Meanwhile, he also entered the rock 'n' roll realm, recording and performing with legendary musicians such as Bruce Springstein, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Keith Richards, Journey, Carlos Santana, Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, and countless others. All in all, he has over 1,000 gold and platinum plaques to his name, with collective sales exceeding 200 million copies.
Jackson executive produced the MTV hit series “Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew” which was on the air from 2008 to 2012.
Jackson is repped by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
ABOUT ENDEMOL SHINE NORTH AMERICA
Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the newly launched global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies in the U.S. that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world. Its Endemol Shine Latino division oversees all Spanish-language sales and development in both the U.S. and Mexico. And subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment, Original Media, True Entertainment and 51 Minds Entertainment. In addition, Endemol Shine North America has a strategic partnership with Ryan Seacrest Productions.
Endemol Shine Group’s companies in North America are behind hit series including Below Deck (Bravo), Bullseye (FOX), Big Brother (CBS), The Biggest Loser (NBC), Fake Off (TruTV) Hell on Wheels (AMC), Ink Master (Spike), It Takes a Church (GSN), Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!), Kingdom (DirecTV), Knife Fight (Esquire), MasterChef (FOX), MasterChef Junior (FOX), Restaurant Startup (CNBC), Swamp People (History), The Island (NBC), The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo), Steve Harvey (NBCU), T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle (VH1), Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge (CMT), Wipeout (ABC) and many more.
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