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Endemol Shine Studios names Sharon Hall as president

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MUMBAI: Former Alcon Television Group president and Sony Pictures TV exec Sharon Hall has been named as president of Endemol Shine Studios.

At Alcon Television, she launched the studio’s TV division in 2012 and prior to that headed drama development at Sony Pictures TV, where she developed series such as Masters of Sex, Breaking Bad, Justified and Damages.

Endemol Shine Studios, the scripted division of Endemol Shine North America, is behind such series as AMC’s Hell on Wheels, DirecTV’s Kingdom and the upcoming Showtime series I’m Dying Up Here. Endemol Shine Studios currently has 19 series in development across 12 networks, including the U.S. adaptation of UK thriller Utopia at HBO.

“Sharon has helped conceive and develop many of the top dramas of the last decade and brings a great deal of experience and deep relationships with writers, producers and actors alike. We’re thrilled that she’s joining the Endemol Shine team and to have her working closely with our colleagues here and across the globe to develop the next wave of scripted hits,” said Endemol Shine North America co-CEOs and Endemol Shine Americas co-chairmen Charlie Corwin and Cris Abrego.

Hall added, “I couldn’t be more excited to be joining Endemol Shine, which is uniquely positioned globally as a leader in scripted programming. The company’s resources, especially the access to top talent and award-winning production companies, offer incredible opportunities. I’m looking forward to working with Charlie, Cris and our well-regarded team to keep the current momentum going.”

Hall has also had stints with MTM Television, BBDO Worldwide, 

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