Laurens Drillich, President, Endemol Shine Latino
Laurens Drillich has served as President, Endemol Shine Latino, since March 2016.
Endemol Shine Latino oversees all Spanish and Portuguese-language operations across Latin America, including newly launched studio Endemol Shine Boomdog, which produces original content for both the U.S. Hispanic and Mexican markets.
Drillich is based in Miami, Fla., and reports to Cris Abrego, Chairman, Endemol Shine Americas.
An Emmy award-winning producer and director, Drillich was formerly CEO of Endemol Shine Netherlands, the largest production company in Holland with programming across all genres, including scripted, sports, digital, journalism, documentaries, entertainment, and reality.
Drillich also previously oversaw Endemol's Spanish-language sales and production efforts in the U.S. and Mexico and served as Chairman and CEO of Dutch broadcaster BNN. He has also held a number of senior roles at media companies such as Veronica and RTL.
In his current role, Drillich connects and oversees all of Endemol Shine Latino’s original production operations across Latin America, including in major markets such as Argentina, Brazil and the U.S./Mexico. He also oversees all format sales activities in the region for Endemol Shine.
In Brazil, Endemol Shine Latino produces and licenses such hit series as Big Brother, Dancing With The Stars, Your Face Sounds Familiar, MasterChef and Strictly Dancing.
And newly launched Endemol Shine Boomdog now produces many of the top series in Mexico and the U.S. Hispanic market, including MasterChef Mexico, Mira Quién Baila, Chumel con Chumel Torres, Como me veo?, Se Busca Comediante, MasterChef Latino, the drama series Nicky Jam: El Ganador for both Telemundo and Netflix, and the upcoming launches of Súbete a Mi Moto (Amazon) and Se Rentan Cuartos (Comedy Central Latin America). Endemol Shine Boomdog recently announced an overall development and production deal with acclaimed producer Gaston Pavlovich ("The Irishman," "Silence") and his Mexico City-based production company Fabrica de Cine. Boomdog also has overall development deals with award-winning actress and producer Kate del Castillo ("La Reina del Sur") and her team at Cholawood Productions, as well as with International Emmy-nominated producer Marie Leguizamo ("La Voz Kids," "Pequeños Gigantes").