Endemol Shine North America has named consumer products executive Scott Shillet as its new Executive Director, Licensing.
In his new role, Shillet will support the development of brand licensing partnerships across a multitude of consumer products, categories, and experiences for the company’s non-scripted and scripted series in North America. Shillet will also work closely alongside Endemol Shine Group’s Brand Licensing team to develop global licensing strategies for the company’s top brands.
Endemol Shine North America, a division of Endemol Shine Group, produces series such as MasterChef, MasterChef Junior, Big Brother, The Biggest Loser, Deal or No Deal, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Fear Factor, Ink Master, Below Deck, and many other series. Endemol Shine Group is also behind global series such as Black Mirror, Peaky Blinders, and hundreds more.
“I am excited to join the talented team at Endemol Shine in bringing joy to fans of their shows through licensed products and experiences,” Shillet said. “With a vast library of content, including my personal favorite, Peaky Blinders, there are a plethora of amazing licensing opportunities that I am eager to explore across various traditional and non-traditional categories.”
Prior to joining Endemol Shine North America, Shillet served as Licensing Director, Global Toys and Hardlines at 20th Century Fox, where he was responsible for driving licensing programs for Fox animated and live-action properties, including The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, Alien, Home Alone, and The Sandlot.
Before joining 20th Century Fox, Shillet was the Senior Franchise Manager, Harry Potter Global Franchise Development at Warner Bros., where he oversaw the development of key product initiatives and strategies for Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts across multiple Warner Bros. divisions, including consumer products, global themed entertainment, gaming, studio tours, and publishing.
Previously, Shillet held various positions at DreamWorks Animation, including Global Product Development Manager, Hardlines, and Licensing Manager, Softlines, where he drove development of consumer products programs for properties including Trolls, How to Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda, and Shrek. Shillet began his career as a licensing coordinator at Steve & Barry’s and Classic Media in New York.
“I am thrilled to have Scott join me in building a world-class licensing team here at Endemol Shine. His vast experience in entertainment licensing, his passion for our properties, and his deep relationships within our industry will make him an asset to the entire Endemol Shine Group global licensing team,” said Amber Sheppo, Senior Vice President, Licensing at Endemol Shine North America.
Jane Smith, Group Director, Brand Licensing & Gaming at Endemol Shine Group added, “Bringing executives of the caliber of both Amber and Scott into the brand licensing team underlines our commitment to growing our brand licensing business as a group. The North American market is a key driver of our success globally as we continue to expand our commercial partnerships across our brand portfolio.”