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Whitaker Upped at Endemol

Endemol has appointed Kimilyn Whitaker to the newly created position of global head of franchise management, Endemol Worldwide Brands. Whitaker previously served as vice-president, franchise management, Endemol Worldwide Brands, North America. Based in Los Angeles, Whitaker will continue to report to Olivier Gers, CEO, Endemol Worldwide Brands.

She will be responsible for driving the global licensing business for Endemol’s unscripted, scripted, and syndicated properties, including Endemol’s world-renowned core franchises, such as Fear Factor, Wipeout, and Steve Harvey, Endemol USA’s first syndicated daytime show. She will oversee category management, brand and franchise management, marketing and licensee relationships, and retail relationships.

Whitaker joined Endemol in 2010. Previous posts include a variety of executive positions at Disney, Lilly Pulitzer, and Nordstrom.