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Endemol Meets Media Parents – Who’s Coming

October 4, 2011 @ 3:43 pm Posted in Events, News Comments

Tim Hincks, Endemol's Chief Creative Officer will be at the Endemol Meets Media Parents event on October 11th

On Tuesday 11th October, Endemol, Darlow Smithson, Remarkable, Initial etc will open their doors to Media Parents talent.  Here are some of the Execs and Talent Managers from Endemol who will be attending:

Tim Hincks: Chief Executive Officer

Tim Hincks is Chief Executive officer of Endemol UK. Endemol UK is one of the largest independent production companies in Britain and annually produces over 2,000 hours of output. It incorporates a number of production brands including – Remarkable Television, Intial and Zeppotron.Credits include BBC One’s new hit series Total Wipeout, popular factual entertainment series Supersize vs Superskinny (Channel 4); Gok’s Fashion Fix (Channel 4); Coleen’s Real Women (ITV2); and The Sex Education Show (Channel 4) horror series Dead Set (E4, Channel 4); hit game shows Deal Or No Deal (Channel 4); Golden Balls (ITV1) and 1 vs100 (BBC One); reality blockbuster Big Brother (Channel 4; E4); and comedy series  8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4); Would I Lie to You? (BBC One); and Charlie Brooker’s Screenwipe (BBC Four; BBC Two)

Tim began his television career in 1990 when he divided his time between producing BBC Two’s Food and Drink programme for Bazal (now a part of Remarkable Television) and working on current affairs programmes such as Newsnight and BBC Westminster.Tim became Creative Director of Endemol UK in 2002 and stepped up to become Chief Creative Officer in January 2005. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer in January 2008.Tim sits on the Endemol International board; He is also the Executive Chair of Media Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival.

Bella Lambourne is Global Head of Human Resources at Endemol, and can be found in the NETWORK section of

Bella Lambourne: Global Head of Human Resources

Bella Lambourne originally joined Endemol UK in 1993 and took responsibility as group Head of Human Resources in 1997. Bella was promoted to Human Resources Director for Endemol UK in 2002 and working with the Director of Operations also oversees the administrative functions of the group.In addition to her UK role, Bella was promoted to Global Head of Human Resources at Endemol Group in March 2011.Bella is a member of PACT Council, chair of the PACT Diversity Committee and she also sits on the Industrial Relations Committee.

Colette Foster, MD, Remarkable

Colette Foster joined Endemol UK in 2007 to executive produce Channel 4’s hit factual entertainment series Supersize vs Superskinny (Channel 4).  She went on to oversee production on the company’s immensely popular run of features series including Gok’s Fashion Fix (Channel 4);  The Sex Education Show (Channel 4) and Extreme Male Beauty (Channel 4).As Joint Managing Director of Remarkable Television, Colette continues to executive produce series as well as developing and overseeing many other factual programmes.

Prior to joining Endemol UK, Colette was behind some of the UK’s most popular and groundbreaking feature programmes including 10 Years Younger, Embarrassing Illnesses and How to Look Good Naked.

Colette started her career at BBC Birmingham, working on flagship programmes for BBC One and BBC Two including The Clothes Show, Tracks, (which launched the career of Ray Mears), The Chelsea Flower Show and Gardener’s World.

Sue King is Head of Production at Remarkable, and will be meeting remarkable Media Parents talent on October 11th

sue king, head of production, remarkable

Sandra Smith is Head of Production at Initial

sandra smith, head of production, initial

Julian Ware, Joint Creative Director for Darlow Smithson Productions

julian ware, joint creative director, darlow smithson productions

Julian Ware is the joint Creative Director for DSP working closely with top broadcasting commissioners in the UK, US and around the world. Credits include The Falling Man, Rome Wasn’t Built in Day, The Beckoning Silence; Blitz: London’s Firestorm.

Julian joined DSP in 2004 as Head of Special Projects and was appointed as Creative Director in 2011. Previously he was Director of Programmes at ITN Factual.

Ben Bowie, Joint Creative Director at Darlow Smithson productions will be meeting Media Parents talent on Tuesday

Ben Bowie, Joint Creative Director, Darlow Smithson Productions

Ben Bowie is the joint Creative Director for DSP working closely with top broadcasting commissioners in the UK, US and around the world. Credits include Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking; Seconds From Disaster; I Shouldn’t Be Alive.

Ben joined DSP in 2001 as a producer becoming Executive Producer in 2005. He was appointed as Creative Director in 2011.

Ulla Streib, Director of Operations at Darlow Smithson Productions will be meeting Media Parents talent on October 11th

ulla streib, director of operations, darlow smithson productions

Ulla Streib manages DSP’s output. Her expertise is in achieving maximum onscreen value and efficient delivery. Ulla joined DSP in 1997 as part of the production team. She became Head of Production in 1998 and Head of Operations in 2002 and was made Director of Operations in 2011. Prior to DSP, Ulla was Staff Production Manager in charge of TV Production at Uden Associates.

Jo McGrath is Head of Factual and Features at Tiger Aspect

Jo McGrath, Head of Factual and Features, Tiger Aspect

Prior to her move to Tiger Aspect, McGrath was Head of Daytime and Features at Channel 4, where she was responsible for commissioning a number of enduring Channel 4 classic brands including, A Place In The Sun and 10 Years Younger. Since her arrival at Tiger Aspect in 2004 McGrath has created a number of hit formats including, three series of Diet Doctors for FIVE (accompanied by two books) and the popular Cook Yourself Thin for Channel 4 which also became a best selling book and one of the Channel’s most successful on-line brands. A second Cook Yourself Thin book was published in January 2009. The Cook Yourself Thin format has also recently been acquired by Lifetime in the US and 20 episodes are currently in production with a TX scheduled for spring 2009.

McGrath’s remit is to focus on winning returning formatted series with domestic and international appeal.

Chloe Samwell-Smith is the Production Talent Manager at Endemol. She is in the Media Parents NETWORK and will be meeting Media Parents talent on Tuesday.

Nyree Clarke is the HR Manager for Endemol UK, Tigress and Darlow Smithson. Nyree is in the NETWORK section of

Also joining us on Tuesday are Nick Mather, Head of Entertainment for Endemol, Nick Metcalfe, Executive Producer from Darlow Smithson, Jo Kay, Production Exec for Comedy, Kitty Walshe, Series Producer for Fact Ent and Features at Endemol, Maria Keaveney, Tiger Aspect’s HR Manager, Nicky Hughes, Head of Research and Development for Endemol, Cat Lynch and PM Sarah Holt, from Endemol Development, Tom Blakeson, LE and Entertainment, JohnPaul Chapple, Consultant Producer at Endemol, Catherine Welton, Executive Producer for Specialist Factual at Endemol, and Annette Clarke, Executive Producer, Remarkable.

To send your CV in to take part in this event please read the info on the watercooler at

by Amy Walker

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