Laurens Drillich, President, Endemol Shine Latino
Laurens Drillich serves as President, Endemol Shine Latino, since October 2015.
Drillich, who was formerly CEO of Endemol Shine Netherlands, oversees Endemol Shine Group’s sales and production operations across Latin America, as well as the company’s Spanish-language initiatives in both the U.S. and Mexico.
Drillich is based in Miami, Fla., and reports to Cris Abrego, Chairman, Endemol Shine Americas.
Endemol Shine Group is the largest independent producer in Latin America with production bases in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru, as well as a regional sales operation serving all of these markets.
Drillich is an Emmy award-winning producer and director, who previously oversaw Endemol's Spanish-language sales and production efforts in the U.S. and Mexico. He also formerly served as Chairman and CEO of Dutch broadcaster BNN and has held a number of senior roles at media companies such as Veronica and RTL and most recently he was 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.
In his current role, Drillich is heading up a new central hub in Miami that will connect and oversee Endemol Shine Group’s Spanish-language efforts across the U.S. and Mexico, as well as all production operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru and format sales activities across Latin America, pooling creativity and resources across markets.
Endemol Shine’s ratings successes in the region include local versions of “Big Brother,” “Masterchef,” and “My Name Is,” as well as Spanish-originated format “Your Face Sounds Familiar” and Endemol Shine Argentina’s “Last Passenger,” “Step Right Up” and “Hit The Note.” The company is also a successful producer of Latin American dramas and telenovelas, including “The Successful Mr. and Mrs. Pells” and “Graduates and Legacy of Rock & Roll.”
In the U.S. and Mexico, Endemol Shine Latino has recently launched successful versions of “Big Brother” on Televisa and Telemundo, as well as “MasterChef” and “MasterChef Jr. in Mexico for TV Azteca. On the scripted side, Endemol Shine Latino’s “El Vato,” starring music sensation El Dasa, is currently in production for its second season on NBC Universo and Telemundo just announced ES Latino’s upcoming series based on Puerto Rican urban music star Nicky Jam.