Michael Gifford, Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Endemol Shine North America
Michael Gifford serves as Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Endemol Shine North America, since June 2016.
Gifford serves as a negotiator and legal advisor to the company, working primarily with the company’s scripted division, Endemol Shine Studios.
Previously Gifford was Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs at Viacom, responsible for overseeing day-to-day business and legal affairs operations relating to all aspects of the development and production of scripted television presentations, pilots and series for cable networks including MTV, VH1, Spike and Epix.
Prior to working at Viacom, Gifford served as Associate Principal Counsel, Legal Affairs for ABC Studios, where he negotiated and drafted a wide variety of agreements relating to scripted television pilots and series for broadcast and cable networks.
Gifford began his legal career working at the law firms Sullivan & Cromwell and Morrison & Foerster in New York City.