Sony Pixel Power calrec Sony

Banijay Iberia Sets New Management Team

07/04/2021

Banijay Iberia today outlines the revised local management team for its footprint in Spain and Portugal. Under the leadership of CEO, Pilar Blasco, the new executive group comprises CFO and COO, Javier Garc a, International and Business Affairs Director, Mar a Pinilla, Director of Communication, Pilar Serrano, Director of Digital Strategy, Felipe Jim nez Luna, Legal Director, Marta Ferrando, Systems Director, Miguel ngel Hern ndez and Commercial Director, Jaume Vilalta.

The Iberian company that includes Cuarzo Producciones, Diagonal TV, Endemol Portugal, Gestmusic, Magnolia, Shine Iberia, Tuiwok Estudios and Zeppelin, has offices in Madrid, Barcelona, La Coru a and Lisbon. The local group is behind some of the region's best entertainment brands (MasterChef, Temptation Island, Big Brother, Operaci n Triunfo), new international IP (Your Face Sounds Familiar, The Bridge) and original scripted titles (Hierro, Heirs to the land, Auga Seca, Amar Es Para Siempre, The Idh n Chronicles) amongst many other formats and titles.

Pilar Blasco, CEO of Banijay Iberia, comments: The new management team perfectly represents the richness of talent we have across the whole of Banijay Iberia. Creativity, commitment, versatility, responsibility and passion are part of our DNA and are the key to our past, present and future successes. I am proud to have this new team by my side as we continue to grow the business across both territories.

Banijay Iberia's production entities will continue to operate independently and under the direction of Juanra Gonzalo (Cuarzo Producciones), Macarena Rey (Shine Iberia and Endemol Portugal), Tinet Rubira(Gestmusic), Jaume Banacolocha (Diagonal TV), Amparo Castellano (Zeppelin and Magnolia) and Felipe Jim nez Luna (Tuiwok Estudios).

Elsewhere, DLO Producciones continues to be led by Jos Manuel Lorenzo, and Portocabo, directed by Alfonso Blanco.

BANIJAY IBERIA APPOINTMENTS:

JAVIER GARC A, CFO and COO of Banijay Iberia

After starting his career at PwC and working in its offices in Mexico City, Glasgow and Barcelona, Javier joined the management control area of the Telef nica Group in 2000. Five years later, he began his professional career at Endemol, first at its headquarters in the Netherlands, where he was appointed CFO of Endemol Spain, and later, at its headquarters in Madrid where, since 2015, he has held the position of CFO and COO for Endemol Shine Iberia.

MAR A PINILLA, International and Business Affairs Director of Banijay Iberia

With a background in business administration and with degrees in both France and the US, Maria started her career in TV in 1997, after several years in strategic management consultancy. As Head of Acquisitions and International at Endemol Shine Iberia, she has worked with all major distributors to bring new format adaptations to Spanish audiences. Driving major international achievements, highlights include global rollouts of Your Face Sounds Familiar and most recently The Bridge. Since 2018, she has stepped up to handling Business Affairs for all brands across Endemol Shine Iberia, negotiating deals with all major streamers and international partners/co-producers.

PILAR SERRANO, Director of Communication of Banijay Iberia

With a degree in Journalism from the Complutense University of Madrid, and a Master's degree in Radio and Television from the Camilo Jos Cela University, Pilar's professional career has been spent mostly within the audiovisual world. Starting at AMC Networks International, where she worked on the communication strategy for their production company in Spain and Portugal, she later joined Movistar+, where she was responsible for TV channel #0's entertainment programmes, as well as original series launches, large international formats and strategic agreements. Since 2018, she has been the Director of Communication for Zeppelin, a position she will continue in parallel with this new appointment.

FELIPE JIM NEZ LUNA, Director of Digital Strategy of Banijay Iberia

With more than 25 years' experience as a writer, creator and director of films and series, Felipe's career has garnered the recognition of the public and critics alike, achieving prestigious national and international awards. Since 2012, he has directed Tuiwok Estudios, the specialized digital video division in content creation and channel management for different platforms such as YouTube, Playz, Mtmad and Flooxer, as well as for clients such as RTVE, Grupo Planeta and Coca-Cola. Felipe is one of the architects of the success of the SKAM Spain series, produced by Movistar+ in collaboration with Zeppelin, where he collaborated as New Media Director.

MARTA FERRANDO, Legal Director of Banijay Iberia

With a degree in Law and a diploma in Tourism, Marta began her professional career in the hotel sector, in a prestigious hotel chain with a wide presence in Spain. Later, and after practicing as an independent lawyer for several years, she joined Gestmusic where she has been Legal Director for the past 14 years. In 2018, she expanded the scope of her activity, assuming the responsibilities for the whole Endemol Shine Iberia group.

MIGUEL NGEL HERN NDEZ, Systems Director of Banijay Iberia

With more than 20 years' experience in Technology, Miguel ngel joined Zeppelin in 2011 as head of IT from Sacyr Vallehermoso. In 2015, he was appointed Systems Director of Endemol Shine Iberia, taking charge of integrating the systems of those companies belonging to the group in Spain and Portugal. He is also part of the Privacy and Security Committee, which ensures compliance with legal policies and regulations such as the GDPR.

JAUME VILALTA, Comercial Director of Banijay Iberia

With a degree in Art History from the University of Barcelona and a Master's Degree in Marketing Management from ESADE, Jaume began his professional car
LINK: https://www.banijay.com/banijay-iberia-sets-new-management-team/...
See more stories from banijay

More from Banijay Group

07/05/2021

Banijay Studios Italy Seizes New Police Drama for Mediaset

Banijay Studios Italy, a Banijay company, today announces a new four-part drama, FOSCA - A Tuscan Policewoman (Fosca Innocenti) for Canale 5. The new series fo...

05/05/2021

Banijay Productions Germany Establishes New Documentary Unit, Doc. Banijay

Banijay Productions Germany GmbH confirms it has expanded its portfolio into documentary series with new label, Doc.Banijay. The new entity is set to be led by ...

04/05/2021

Claire Jago Takes EMEA Lead at Banijay Rights

Banijay Rights today confirms Claire Jago has been promoted to EVP, EMEA Sales and Acquisitions. In her expanded role, she will now take responsibility for the ...

04/05/2021

Endemol Shine Israel Brings The Money Drop to Reshet

Endemol Shine Israel, a Banijay company, today announces Reshet has ordered a new version of global hit game show, The Money Drop. The Money Drop, one of the m...

29/04/2021

Torch Lit on Brazilian Survivor Comeback

Banijay today announces that hit-reality series, Survivor, will return to Brazil after a 12-year break, co-produced by Globo and Endemol Shine Brasil. The real...

27/04/2021

Aprons at the Ready - as Banijay's Family Food Fight Heads to Two More European Territories

Banijay today announces two new European deals for global culinary format Family...

21/04/2021

Seniors Become Tech in Spain with Onliners and Old Timers

Gestmusic, a Banijay Iberia company, confirms it will produce Onliners and Old Timers (Canvi de Xip) in collaboration with Catalan Ministry of Culture for TV3. ...

20/04/2021

Banijay Acquires Monello Productions

Banijay today announces the acquisition of animation company, Monello Productions. The addition of this producer, alongside Zodiak Kids and Tiger Aspect Kids an...

20/04/2021

Erin Doherty, Billy Howle, Pippa Bennett-Warner and Jack Farthing to Star in BBC One and Amazon Prime Video Thriller Chloe

Filming has started in Bristol on Chloe, an original psychological thriller, fro...

15/04/2021

Banijay Germany Launches New Label, Banijay Live Artist Brand

Banijay Germany confirms new label Banijay Live Artist Brand (BLAB), led by Managing Director Ingrid Langheld, with Daniel Durst joining the management from Jul...

14/04/2021

Banijay Acquires Mystery Duets Across Multiple Territories From Can't Stop Media

Following the successful TF1 prime-time launch of shiny-floor entertainment show...

13/04/2021

Banijay's The Write Offs Books First International Deals

Banijay confirms The Write Offs has landed its first international deals, having been picked up for Australian and Danish audiences. Metronome Productions will...

07/04/2021

Banijay Iberia Sets New Management Team

Banijay Iberia today outlines the revised local management team for its footprint in Spain and Portugal. Under the leadership of CEO, Pilar Blasco, the new exec...

01/04/2021

NPO 3 Books a Table for Two with Banijay

SimpelZodiak, a Banijay Benelux company, confirms it will produce a new factual entertainment programme for KRO-NCRV at NPO 3. Table for Two (Tafel voor Twee) ...

31/03/2021

Domino Effect Continues in France for Banijay

Banijay today announces Domino Effect will be adapted for the French market, with EndemolShine France producing for M6. The commission follows the recent pickup...

26/03/2021

Zodiak Kids Secures Co-Development Deal for Detective Series

Zodiak Kids Studios, part of Banijay, today announces it has secured a co-development deal with Asner Productions to develop a live action TV series for 8 - 12 ...

26/03/2021

MadeFor Announces Latest Contemporary Scripted Slate

MadeFor, the scripted arm of Banijay Germany, confirms it is producing two new shows, Loving Her and Mirella Saves the World (Mirella Schulze rettet die Welt), ...

18/03/2021

Banijay Renovates Changing Rooms for Germany

Banijay today announces home renovation format Changing Rooms is making a comeback in Germany after 15 years. Commercial broadcaster RTLZWEI has ordered a 4-pa...

11/03/2021

Banijay's Don't Forget the Lyrics Heads to Portugal for the First Time

Shine Iberia, a Banijay company confirms it is bringing N o te Esque as da Letra (Don't Forget the Lyrics) to Portugal in a first series deal with RTP1. Pr...

11/03/2021

LEGO Masters producer EndemolShine Netherlands produces Domino competition for RTL 4

Following the success of the popular family show LEGO Masters, producer EndemolS...

03/03/2021

Banijay Tunes in to Family Entertainment

Banijay today announces the addition of Name That Tune to its burgeoning 100,000-hour catalogue, having secured the format's global distribution rights. Giv...

01/03/2021

Norwegian Scripted Label Rubicon Lands New Coming-of-Age Drama

Banijay today announces Norwegian scripted label, Rubicon, has produced a new eight-part drama for Discovery Nordic, which is set to be released soon. Nach, or...

25/02/2021

Julie Pizzi Named President, Bunim/Murray Productions

Veteran producer and longtime executive Julie Pizzi has been named President, Bunim/Murray Productions, it was announced today by Cris Abrego, Chairman of the A...

24/02/2021

NBCUniversal Formats and Banijay Asia Strike Co-Production Partnership

NBCUniversal Formats, a division of Universal Studio Group has signed a co-production deal with Banijay Asia to adapt a number of its iconic, world-class format...

18/02/2021

Zodiak Kids Secures Development Deal for Award-Winning Book Series

Zodiak Kids Studios, part of Banijay, today announces it has secured a development deal to produce a live action TV series for 7 to 12-year olds, based on the C...

17/02/2021

Temptation Island Travels to South Africa

Banijay Rights today announces African streaming service Showmax has acquired social experiment relationship format, Temptation Island, for adaptation in South ...

10/02/2021

Banijay Assembles Two New European Deals for LEGO MASTERS

Banijay today announces two new adaptations for hit travelling format LEGO Masters, with Denmark and Finland the latest countries onboard. Danish production co...

05/02/2021

Endemol Shine Boomdog Developing Latin American Edition of Into The Wild with Bear Grylls

Endemol Shine Boomdog, a division of Endemol Shine North America, is developing ...

05/02/2021

NL Film Appoints Sabine Brian as MD and Diederik Van Rooijen as Creative Director

NL Film, a Banijay company, today announces new senior leadership structure with...

04/02/2021

Marathon Studio Secures Rights for Nora Lakheal's Elite Undercover Agent

Marathon Studio, a joint venture with Banijay France, today announces it has picked up the television rights to Nora Lakheal's ground-breaking biography, No...

02/02/2021

Banijay Rights Sells Bckstrm to AMC Networks' Acorn TV in US and UK

Global distributor Banijay Rights, today announces Swedish crime thriller, B ckstr m, will return for a second season. Meanwhile, series one has been picked up ...

28/01/2021

Banijay Rights New Sales Structure in LATAM, Canada and German-Speaking Territories

Global distributor Banijay Rights, today announces its new sales structure in LA...

22/01/2021

Jarowskij brings SAS: Who Dares Wins to Sweden

Swedish label Jarowskij, a Banijay Nordic company, today announces an 8 part adaptation of Banijay Rights format, SAS: Who Dares Wins for TV4. The new Swedish ...

18/01/2021

Banijay Raises Awareness Around Domestic Abuse

Banijay today announces it is set to raise awareness around domestic abuse via two new formats: Crimes of Passion, an acquisition and original production by La ...

15/01/2021

Vijay's Master to be Adapted in Hindi by Endemol Shine India, Cine1 Studios and 7 Screens

Endemol Shine India, a Banijay company, Cine1 Studios and 7 Screens, today annou...

11/01/2021

Endemol Shine Germany Launches New Reality Label with Rainer Laux

Banijay Germany confirms the creation of Rainer Laux Productions GmbH, a collaboration between renowned and successful TV producer, Rainer Laux, and Endemol Shi...

06/01/2021

Javier Perez Teuffer Lopez Named Senior Vice President of Operations & Business Affairs For Endemol Shine Boomdog

Javier Perez Teuffer Lopez has been named Senior Vice President, Operations & Bu...

18/12/2020

Banijay Rights Strikes Deal to Launch Celebrity Big Brother in French Speaking Canada

One month before its debut, BIG BROTHER C L BRIT S, is already causing a stir! T...

17/12/2020

Cris Abrego Becomes First Latino Chair of Television Academy Foundation

The Television Academy Foundation today announced its newly elected board officers, including its first-ever Latino chair, who will serve two-year terms beginni...

14/12/2020

Banijay Finalises Executive Team with COO, Peter Langenberg

Banijay, the largest international producer distributor, today confirms Peter Langenberg as group COO, completing its central leadership team structure. Alongsi...

10/12/2020

Banijay France Secures Jean-Louis Blot as New CEO of EndemolShine Production

Banijay France is pleased to announce that Jean-Louis Blot will soon be named CEO of EndemolShine Production (excluding Scripted). Having graduated from Scienc...

30/11/2020

Filmlance Acquires Television Rights to Karin Smirnoffs Critically-Acclaimed Trilogy

Banijay today announces scripted producer Filmlance has acquired the television ...

30/11/2020

Banijay Brands with Caryn Mandabach Productions Launches First Official Peaky Blinders Wine

Banijay Brands, in partnership with official Peaky Blinders brand owner and prod...

27/11/2020

Cyber Incident Notification

Banijay is currently managing a cyber incident involving the pre-existing Endemol Shine Group and Endemol Shine International networks. The business has reason...

25/11/2020

Banijay Iberia Appoints New Managing Director for Zeppelin

Banijay today announces the appointment of a new Managing Director at Zeppelin, a Banijay Iberia company. Shifting from within Banijay's exisiting Spanish ...

23/11/2020

Shine Iberia Portugal Joins in With First Series of All Together Now

Banijay today announces a first series deal for entertainment hit, All Together Now, in Portugal. Shine Iberia Portugal, Banijay Iberia company, has been commi...

20/11/2020

Banijay Elevates Cris Abrego to Top Americas Role

Banijay, the world's leading unscripted producer and distributor, today announces the final structure for its operations across the Americas, with Cris Abre...

19/11/2020

Four Acclaimed Dutch Dramas from NL Film Picked Up Internationally

NL Film, a Banijay company today confirms the sale of Commandos, The Columnist, Floor Rules and Remy and Juliyat to international streamers and broadcasters. T...

12/11/2020

Banijay Retains Anne Van Sprang as HR Lead

Banijay today confirms Anne Van Sprang will continue to lead its HR department as Chief Human Resources Officer. Based in Paris, she is the group's global s...

05/11/2020

Banijay Retains Marie Schweitzer as Chief Strategy Officer

Banijay today reveals Marie Schweitzer is set to continue as Chief Strategy Officer. With the business since its inception in 2008, she played a fundamental rol...