Amber Sheppo Named SVP Licensing at Endemol Shine North America, Tamaya Petteway To Lead Brand Partnerships

Published on 13 Aug 1919
movie news Amber Sheppo Named SVP Licensing at Endemol Shine North America, Tamaya Petteway To Lead Brand Partnerships

< Endemol Shine North America is shaking up its executive ranks in licensing and brand partnerships. Veteran licensing executive Amber Sheppo has been named its new SVP Licensing. In her new role, Sheppo will be responsible for the development of creative licensing partnerships and live events, while overseeing product development around the company's non-scripted and scripted series in North America. Sheppo will also work closely with Endemol Shine Group's Brand Licensing team to develop licensing opportunities for the company's top series globally.

Sheppo takes over the role previously held by Tamaya Petteway, who has served as the studio's SVP of Brand and Licensing Partnerships since June 2015.

Petteway will now serve as Senior Vice President, Brand Partnerships, where she will be primarily focused on the studio's expanding brand partnerships efforts for Endemol Shine North America series such as MasterChef and MasterChef Junior on Fox, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on HGTV, The Biggest Loser on USA, Deal or No Deal on CNBC and Fox’s LEGO Masters.

“Amber brings a weh of licensing experience from across the TV industry to our team here at Endemol Shine North America,“ says Ben Samek, President & Chief Operating Officer, Endemol Shine North America. “In her new role, Amber will not only be leading all of our licensing development and partnerships here in North America, but she'll also be working closely with the team at our parent company Endemol Shine Group looking to create global licensing partnerships across all of our top series.“

Prior to joining Endemol Shine North America, Sheppo served as Vice President, International Licensing at 20th Century Fox, where she built international consumer products programs across Fox's top film and TV titles including The Simpsons, as well as classic's such as Romeo & Juliet and The Devil Wears Prada.

Before joining 20th Century Fox, Sheppo spent two years at Sony Pictures as Executive Director, International Licensing, where she oversaw consumer products programs globally for such titles as Ghostbusters, the Hotel Transylvania franchise and Karate Kid.

Previously Sheppo served as Senior Director, International Consumer Products & Marketing for Saban Brands, spearheading the international licensing business for the company. Before joining Saban, Sheppo held various positions in marketing at Cookie Jar Entertainment and Nelvana Entertainment. She got her start working in programming and scheduling strategy at Kids' WB! for popular hits such as Pokemon, Batman Beyond, Pinky & the Brain and Jackie Chan Adventures.

Jane Smith, Group Director, Brand Licensing & Gaming, Endemol Shine Group, said, “Bringing Amber into the team underlines our commitment to building a truly global brand licensing business across our great IP portfolio. We have a strong network of licensing teams across the world and by working ever more closely together can unlock further value and opportunities for our brands. Amber will be a key member of this team, bringing experience and insight of both the U.S. and international markets to our business.“

“I am thrilled to be joining the Endemol Shine family,“ Sheppo said. “I am looking forward to extending the reach of the many beloved scripted and non-scripted programs in our portfolio through unique products and experiences, as well as working with our talented teams around the world to build a truly global licensing division.“

Petteway, who has served as Endemol Shine North America's Senior Vice President of Brand and Licensing Partnerships for the last four years, has developed numerous successful partnerships across both disciplines for the studio.

On the licensing front, Petteway helped make MasterChef and MasterChef Junior two of the most successful brands in the industry&mdashlaunching such initiatives as the upcoming MasterChef Junior Live Tour with TCG Entertainment and Camp MasterChef with Campus Cerdanya.

Petteway has also created numerous brand partnerships across the studio's top series, including integrating clients into MasterChef and MasterChef Junior Fox, MasterChef Latino Telemundo, MasterChef Mexico Azteca, Deal or No Deal CNBC, Page Six TV Syndication, Family Food Fight ABC, as well as upcoming series The Biggest Loser USA and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition HGTV.

Prior to joining Endemol Shine North America, Petteway served as Vice President, Partnership Marketing and Development at Universal Music Group. Before that, Petteway spent eight years at CORE Media's 19 Entertainment, including her last role as Vice President, Brand Partnerships.

Samek added, “We have had a lot of success developing meaningful partnerships with major brands across many of our shows and we're thrilled that Tamaya will continue leading our expanded efforts in this space going forward.“

Petteway added, “I am incredibly proud of the outstanding breadth of licensing programs our team has developed and successfully launched under my leadership, and now with Amber's expertise and skill set at the helm, I look forward to seeing that success continue. And, with many new and returning series like &lsquoExtreme Makeover' and &lsquoThe Biggest Loser' generating significant buzz and attracting attention from top consumer brands, I'm excited to focus my efforts on growing our brand partnerships team, developing compelling brand programs and generating additional revenues for the company.“

Source: deadline.com

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Published on 20 Aug 1919
movie news Amber Sheppo Named SVP Licensing at Endemol Shine North America, Tamaya Petteway To Lead Brand Partnerships

Adding to its roster of premium curated content from leading industry powerhouses, HBO MAX has picked up Let Them All Talk working title, an original film directed by Oscar and Emmy award winner Steven Soderbergh Traffic, Behind the Candelabra and written by MacArthur Fellow and PEN / Faulkner award-winning author Deborah Eisenberg.

With a legendary cast including Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe award winner Meryl Streep Big Little Lies, The Iron Lady, The Devil Wears Prada, Emmy award winner and Oscar nominee Candice Bergen Murphy Brown, Starting Over, Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe award winner Dianne Wiest Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets Over Broadway, Oscar and Golden Globe award nominee Lucas Hedges Manchester by the Sea, Boy Erased and SAG Award nominee Gemma Chan Crazy Rich Asians, Captain Marvel and Mary Queen of Scots. Let Them All Talk tells the story of a celebrated author Streep who takes a journey with some old friends Bergen and Wiest to have some fun and heal old wounds. Her nephew Hedges comes along to wrangle the ladies and finds himself involved with a young literary agent Chan.

"This is the kind of project where you just say yes please sign me up," said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max. "To work with Steven Soderbergh and this all-star cast led by Meryl Streep is thrilling and sets the standard for features at HBO Max."

Production started last week on Let Them Al Talk in New York and will continue onboard Queen Mary 2 and in the UK. The film is Produced by Gregory Jacobs and Executive Produced by Ken Meyer and Joseph Malloch.

Source: Movieweb

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Published on 26 Jul 1919
movie news Amber Sheppo Named SVP Licensing at Endemol Shine North America, Tamaya Petteway To Lead Brand Partnerships
eryl Streep is to receive the Toronto Film Festival’s September 5 – 15 TIFF Tribute Actor Award at this year's inaugural TIFF Tribute Gala event.

Three-time Oscar winner Streep most recently starred in HBO’s Big Little Lies and has Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming The Laundromat at festivals this fall. The feature will have its North American premiere at TIFF. In 2018, she set a record with her 21st Oscar nomination for her role in The Post.

Taking place on Monday, September 9 at Fairmont Royal York, the Gala is an annual fundraiser to support TIFF's year-round programmes.

“Meryl Streep is undoubtedly one of the most talented and versatile actors of her generation,“ said TIFF co-head Joana Vicente. “Her tremendous contribution to cinema, television, and the stage spans five decades from her early roles in The Deer Hunter, Kramer vs. Kramer, and Sophie's Choice to later films including The Devil Wears Prada, The Iron Lady, and The Post, she has portrayed characters that are as compelling as they are timeless. TIFF could not be more thrilled to honour such a skilled and exemplary artist.“

One other recipient of the TIFF Tribute Actor Award will be announced in the coming weeks. TIFF previously announced that Participant Media will receive the TIFF Impact Award at the Gala, accepted by founder and chairman Jeff Skoll and CEO David Linde.

In addition, the Mary Pickford Award, honoring a female emerging talent in the industry, will be given to an honouree to be announced shortly. The inaugural award, in celebration of United Artists' 100th anniversary, will be presented by MGM.

Source: deadline.com

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Published on 26 Jul 1919
movie news Amber Sheppo Named SVP Licensing at Endemol Shine North America, Tamaya Petteway To Lead Brand Partnerships
The Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress will be honored as she helps launch her latest film, Steven Soderbergh's 'The Laundromat.'

Meryl Streep will be honored at the 2019 Toronto Film Festival, where she will receive the inaugural Tribute Actor Award.

The Oscar and Emmy-award winner will be feted on Sept. 9 at TIFF's Tribute Gala, a festival fundraiser. Streep will also be in Toronto to tout her latest film, Steven Soderbergh's The Laundromat, the Panama papers thriller set to receive a North American premiere at the festival.

"Meryl Streep is undoubtedly one of the most talented and versatile actors of her generation. Her tremendous contribution to cinema, television and the stage spans five decades from her early roles in The Deer Hunter, Kramer vs. Kramer and Sophie's Choice to later films including The Devil Wears Prada, The Iron Lady and The Post, she has portrayed characters that are as compelling as they are timeless," Joana Vincente, TIFF co-head, said in a statement.

Streep is a three-time Oscar winner for The Iron Lady, Sophie's Choice and Kramer vs. Kramer. She previously scored an Emmy win for her leading role in HBO's miniseries adaptation of Angels in America.

Big Little Lies is her latest big TV role. Toronto fest organizers earlier announced that Jeff Skoll and David Linde's production banner Participant Media will receive the TIFF Impact Award at the annual TIFF Tribute Gala.

The 44th Toronto International Film Festival is set to run Sept. 5-15.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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Published on 16 Jul 1919
movie news Amber Sheppo Named SVP Licensing at Endemol Shine North America, Tamaya Petteway To Lead Brand Partnerships
ources said that former Fox 2000 chief Elizabeth Gabler will make her return to the business through an inventive deal that will meld her strong publishing relationships with the strong relationship she has had with Sony and former Fox chief Tom Rothman. She will make a deal with HarperCollins to turn their books into feature films, distributing through Sony. HarperCollins is funding the arrangement, we hear. Rumor for the longest time was she would return to the business either at Sony or Paramount, where she has an equally strong relationship with Paramount chief and former Fox co-head Jim Gianopulos. Amblin was also dangling a deal. Variety was first up with this and we’ll tell you more when we know it.

Deadline broke the story last March that Gabler’s division was coldly shuttered in an abrupt fashion, this after Disney disclosed that the division would continue after it inhaled Fox. Instead, the division shuttered and staff was laid off with the last film The Woman in the Window, the Joe Wright-directed thriller that stars Amy Adams and Gary Oldman. Gabler's highlights include Hidden Figures, The Fault In Our Stars, The Devil Wears Prada, Marley & Me, Love, Simon and The Hate U Give.

Source: deadline.com

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Published on 10 Jul 1919
movie news Amber Sheppo Named SVP Licensing at Endemol Shine North America, Tamaya Petteway To Lead Brand Partnerships
The final movie from the shuttering Fox 2000 division, an adaptation of a hit book from producer Scott Rudin, will get reshoots after test screenings revealed audiences were confused.

When production began in New York last August, The Woman in the Window seemed like that rarest of Hollywood properties &mdash a grown-up's movie with both box office potential and an awards pedigree.

Based on a best-selling 2018 novel by A.J. Finn and starring six-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams as an agoraphobic child psychologist who witnesses a crime, the Fox 2000 thriller had been set to open on Oct. 4, a prime date for awards movies and commercial adult fare such as Gone Girl.

Now Disney &mdash which acquired the Fox film empire in March &mdash will move Woman in the Window out of 2019 and retool the pic, including reshoots, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The looming date change comes as the Burbank studio is digesting Fox's slate, troubleshooting on the films it inherited and setting a fall awards strategy.

A twisty mystery with a third-act reveal and large chunks set inside the mind of Adams' depressed character, Woman in the Window has proven a challenging adaptation for director Joe Wright and producer Scott Rudin. Multiple sources tell THR the thriller, which also stars Gary Oldman and Julianne Moore and which Tracy Letts adapted for the screen, confused early test audiences.

Wright plans to shoot five days of pickup shots next month, after Adams finishes making Hillbilly Elegy, a Ron Howard movie for Netflix.

“We're dealing with a complex novel,“ says Fox 2000 president Elizabeth Gabler, who is departing the studio imminently but will remain as a consultant on the film for Disney until Woman in the Window's release. “We tested the movie really early for that very reason. We wanted to make it better, and we've had Disney's full support in doing that.“

At Fox 2000, The Woman in the Window had a home with a history of making character-driven literary adaptations that yield major box office results, a la Hidden Figures, Life of Pi and The Devil Wears Prada. As the division's last film before Disney shutters it, the movie is now something of an orphan. Disney will release Fox 2000's penultimate film, The Art of Racing in the Rain, on Aug. 9.

Disney has awards-friendly fall 2019 release dates for other projects it acquired in the Fox deal, including James Mangold's Ford v Ferrari Nov. 19, Fox Searchlight's Taika Waititi satire Jojo Rabbit Oct. 18, and Searchlight's Terrence Malick drama A Hidden Life Dec. 13.

Pamela McClintock contributed to this report.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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