Endemol Shine North America Veteran Joins Subsidiary Authentic


Authentic Entertainment, a subsidiary of Endemol Shine North America, has named Kirk Anderson to the post of senior VP of production and operations.

Anderson was formerly at parent company Endemol Shine North America, serving as the VP of unscripted productions for the last two years. Anderson will work closely with Authentic Entertainment CEO Lauren Lexton and the company’s executive VP of production and content, Jeffrey Weaver, to oversee production and operations efforts for Authentic. His credits include Billion Dollar Buyer (CNBC), Restaurant Startup (CNBC), Tabatha Takes Over (Bravo) and Minute to Win It (GSN).

“These are exciting times in the content business, and I’m thrilled to have Kirk join the Authentic team,” stated Lexton. “Not only does he have the knowledge and insight to help pave the way into the future, but his experience with Endemol Shine enables us to take advantage of the resources our parent company has to offer, while still maintaining our ‘authentic’ independence. Between traditional long-form series and short-form, branded and multiplatform content, Kirk will help ensure that we remain efficient and dependable, while still allowing for the game-changing content that helped to build the company into what it is today.”

Anderson added, “I’m thrilled to join Lauren and the team here at Authentic, a studio that has developed and produced many of the top unscripted shows of the last decade and has some very exciting development underway. This new role will allow me to truly take advantage of all of my previous production experience.”