13 June 2024 The Irish Film & Television Network
     
Larry Bass takes 100% control of ShinAwil in Share Buyback from Screentime
02 Oct 2015 : Seán Brosnan
ShinAwil CEO Larry Bass
In a mutually agreed share buyback, Larry Bass the CEO of Irish company Screentime ShinAwiL, is taking 100% control of the company and reverting to the original name - ShinAwiL.

Screentime ShinAwiL was a joint venture agreed between Bass and the Australian company Screentime Pty in 2003, following the production of the Irish series of’ Popstars’. Screentime subsequently became part of the Banijay Group of companies in 2012.

Following the share buyback, Banijay and ShinAwiL will continue their successful distribution relationship with Banijay selling ShinAwiL created shows internationally and ShinAwiL shopping shows from the Banijay catalogue in Ireland. Currently Banijay formats ‘Home of the Year’ and ‘Tested on Humans’ are produced by ShinAwiL for RTÉ.

A busy week for ShinAwil has also seen the production company nominated for two awards at the IFTA Gala Television Awards. Their highly successful musical series ‘The Voice of Ireland’ has been nominated in the Entertainment category while ‘Bressie’s Teenage Kicks’ – a show where musician Bressie endeavours to turn Limerick kids lives around using music as a tool – is nominated for Best Reality and Constructed Factual.

Commenting on the deal, Larry Bass, CEO of ShinAwiL said: “We have had a great working partnership with Screentime since 2003 and with Banijay for the last few years. We look forward to building on this relationship with co-productions in the future. Taking on the challenges of expanding the company into new markets and genres is both exciting and scary but we are confident of the future.”

Bob Campbell, Executive Chairman of Screentime said: “We have enjoyed collaborating and working together with ShinAwiL. It has been a great experience working with such a successful and experienced team in Ireland. We would like to wish Larry and the team all the very best as they take back 100% control of ShinAwiL.”

Marco Bassetti, CEO of Banijay Group added:“We are very pleased to continue our successful distribution agreement with ShinAwiL in Ireland and look forward to announcing further mutually rewarding productions in the coming months.”

Founded in 1999, ShinAwiL specialises in entertainment, factual entertainment, live event programming and now scripted drama. Following a joint venture with Screentime, then Screentime ShinAwiL grew to one of the largest and most successful independent production companies in Ireland. In 2009 Screentime ShinAwiL Ltd. opened its first UK office and 2012 saw its first BBC commission. Previous successful titles of ShinAwil include Dragons’ Den, MasterChef Ireland, The Voice of Ireland, Home of the Year and most recently Tested on Humans.





FEATURES & INTERVIEWS
Bloomsday Film Fest: Director Martin Turk and Line Producer Jeremiah Cullinane discuss Kino Volta
Actors Hannah and Emily Dargan discuss The Watched
Free Industry Newsletter
Subscribe to IFTN's industry newsletter - it's free and e-mailed directly to your inbox every week.
Click here to sign up.






 
 the Website  Directory List  Festivals  Who's Who  Locations  Filmography  News  Crew  Actors
 

Contact Us | Advertise | Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Security & Privacy | RSS Feed | Twitter

 

 

 
canli bahis siteleri rulet siteleri deneme bonusu veren siteler bahis siteleri free spin veren siteler deneme bonusu veren yeni siteler yeni casino siteleri yeni bahis siteleri
slot siteleri betwild pashagaming tipobet hizlibahis cratosroyalbet betwoon kumar siteleri bahis siteleri casino siteleri en iyi bet siteleri
grandpashabet spinco betwoon giris cratosroyalbet giris superbet