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  1. Banijay Announces Rishi Negi as CEO, Endemol Shine India

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    Banijay, the world’s leading independent producer/distributor, today announces the appointment of Rishi Negi as its new CEO for Endemol Shine India. In his new position he will oversee the existing team, day-to-day affairs, and its productions.

    Negi joins from Banijay Asia, where, until now, he has served as Chief Operating Officer. There, he supported CEO, Deepak Dhar, and the wider business, with all operational, commercial, financial, and general business-driven strategic matters. He joined the group with over two decades of experience in hospitality, entertainment, and retail, having worked for the likes of the Taj Group of hotels, and Emerald Asia Media Fame India limited among others.

    In the new role, he will report to Banijay’s COO, Peter Langengerg, who oversees the region.

    Peter Langenberg, COO, Banijay comments: “Banijay prides itself on the development and retention of its talent, and with that in mind, it is great to be supporting Rishi in his next role as CEO, Endemol Shine India. Since he began in his post with Banijay Asia, he has been a strong backbone for the business and partner for Deepak Dhar in maintaining the entity’s growth trajectory, particularly through the pandemic. We look forward to seeing him continue to flourish in this new position.”

    Rishi Negi comments: “In the last five years, Banijay Asia afforded me the opportunity to be part of the Indian content revolution wherein we created an umbrella of successful content across the broadcasting and streaming platforms. While Endemol Shine India has created a strong library of shows like Bigg Boss, Fear Factor, Masterchef etc, my vision is to lead this trend curve and take it to new heights with diverse content across the scripted and unscripted genres. I’m looking forward to joining the immensely talented and experienced team at Endemol India, and to together, creating some great content.”

    The news of Rishi’s appointment follows Abhishek Rege’s recent resignation from his post as CEO, Endemol Shine India.

     

  2. India Cooks Up Four New Versions of MasterChef

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    Banijay today announces a four-season commission of MasterChef in India. All four seasons will be produced by Endemol Shine India for Innovative Film Academy (IFA) and will air on the Sun Network. MasterChef India Tamil, MasterChef India Telugu, MasterChef India Malayalam and MasterChef India Kannada will all launch later this year.

     

    Hugely successful actor, Vijay Sethupathi, will host the Tamil version; presenting MasterChef India Telugu will be well-known actor Tamannaah Bhatia; taking the reins for MasterChef India Malayalam will be hugely popular Prithviraj Sukumaran; and Bigg Boss host and actor Kichcha Sudeep, will front MasterChef Kannada.

     

    All four iterations will be filmed on-set in Bangalore and each version will be adapted for the unique and individual cultures, food and craft of their state.

     

    Mr. Abhishek Rege CEO at Endemol Shine India says: “MasterChef has set unprecedented benchmarks globally and we can confidently say that the show’s regional adaptations have surpassed the benchmark in terms of production quality, content and the contestants. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with IFA to bring MasterChef in not just one but four regional languages. We are confident that these four seasons will be instant hits amongst millions of households.”

     

    Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay says: “The appeal of MasterChefextends globally and its adaptability as a format allows us to celebrate unique gastronomic excellence not just from country to country, but throughout different regions. As a group, we are able to utilise our world-class local production expertise to deliver four culturally-relevant brilliant new series, while uncovering some of the best home cooks the nation has to offer.”

     

    MasterChef is the world’s most successful cookery television format, produced across 62 markets. The life-changing show has broadcast more than 10,000 episodes to-date and will soon be airing its milestone 500th season globally. Created by Franc Roddam, the show is a super brand known and enjoyed around the world.

     

    The MasterChef format and finished programmes are represented internationally by Banijay Rights.

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

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    Endemol Shine India, a Banijay company, Cine1 Studios and 7 Screens, today announces they have acquired the rights to adapt Tamil film Master in Hindi.  The highly-anticipated film starring Vijay ‘Thalapathy’ and Vijay Sethupathi was released yesterday and is already breaking box-office records.

     

    The film sees heavyweights Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi come together on screen as protagonist and antagonist in this stirring thriller for the first time. The two actors square off against each other in this Lokesh Kanagaraj directorial. The soundtrack and background music has been scored by Anirudh Ravichander.  The story revolves around a professor (Vijay) who tries to reform a juvenile school system, where he clashes with a gangster (Vijay Sethupathy).

     

    Endemol Shine India, Cine1 Studios and 7 Screens will start casting for the Hindi remake soon.

     

    Abhishek Rege, CEO Endemol Shine India says, “Master is a brilliant movie with masterful performances and a powerful narrative that resonates with audiences across the country and will be remembered as turning the box office tide in the pandemic.  We are incredibly proud to have acquired the rights to such a hot property; We look forward  to recreating the magic of this film to captivate the Hindi audience.”

     

    Murad Khetani of Cine 1 Studios says, “Master is a magnum opus that has already established its place in the country within a day of its release and has received tremendous response from the audiences. At Cine1, we always aim to support and deliver content driven cinema. Yet again, we are proud to present the film to the audiences in Hindi language!”