Endemol Shine North America has named Scott Shillet as its new executive director of licensing.
Shillet will support the development of brand licensing partnerships across a multitude of consumer products categories and experiences for the company’s non-scripted and scripted series in North America. Shillet will also work closely alongside Endemol Shine Group’s brand licensing team to develop global licensing strategies for the company’s top brands.
Prior to joining Endemol Shine North America, Shillet served as licensing director for global toys and hardlines at 20th Century Fox, where he was responsible for driving licensing programs for animated and live-action properties such as The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, Alien, Home Alone and The Sandlot.
Amber Sheppo, senior VP of licensing at Endemol Shine North America, said: “I am thrilled to have Scott join me in building a world-class licensing team here at Endemol Shine. His vast experience in entertainment licensing, his passion for our properties and his deep relationships within our industry will make him an asset to the entire Endemol Shine Group global licensing team.”
Jane Smith, group director of brand licensing and gaming at Endemol Shine Group, added, “Bringing executives of the caliber of both Amber and Scott into the brand licensing team underlines our commitment to growing our brand licensing business as a Group. The North American market is a key driver of our success globally as we continue to expand our commercial partnerships across our brand portfolio.”
“I am excited to join the talented team at Endemol Shine in bringing joy to fans of their shows through licensed products and experiences,” Shillet said. “With a vast library of content, including my personal favorite, Peaky Blinders, there are a plethora of amazing licensing opportunities that I am eager to explore across various traditional and non-traditional categories.”