Endemol Shine North America has announced the hiring of Scott Shillet as executive director, licensing.
Shillet will support the development of brand licensing partnerships across consumer products and experiences for the company’s non-scripted and scripted series in North America. He will also work alongside the company’s Brand Licensing team to develop global licensing strategies for the company’s top brands.
“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,” says Amber Sheppo, senior vice president, licensing, Endemol Shine North America.
Prior to joining Endemol Shine North America, Shillet served as licensing director, global toys and hardlines, 20th Century Fox, where he was responsible for driving licensing programs for Fox animated and live-action properties, including “The Simpsons,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Alien,” “Home Alone” and “The Sandlot.”
Before joining 20th Century Fox, Shillet was the senior franchise manager, Harry Potter Global Franchise Development at Warner Bros., where he oversaw the development of key product initiatives and strategies for “Harry Potter” and “Fantastic Beasts” across multiple Warner Bros. divisions, including consumer products, global themed entertainment, gaming, studio tours and publishing. Shillet also held various positions at DreamWorks Animation.
“I am excited to join the talented team at Endemol Shine in bringing joy to fans of their shows through licensed products and experiences,” reports Shillet.“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.”