Hall Named Endemol Shine Studios President

Sharon Hall has been named president of Endemol Shine Studios. Hall was most recently president of Alcon Television Group, where she launched the studio's TV division in 2012, and prior to that headed drama development at Sony Pictures TV.

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 upcoming Showtime series I'm Dying Up Here.

"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," said Charlie Corwin and Cris Abrego, coCEOs of Endemol Shine North America and cochairmen, Endemol Shine Americas. "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."

Hall joined Alcon in 2012, launching the company's television division.

"I couldn't be more excited to be joining Endemol Shine, which is uniquely positioned globally as a leader in scripted programming," said Hall. "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."

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.