Together with Lorenzo De Maio, we have announced an exclusive long-term partnership deal both with him and his new venture De Maio Entertainment.
In his previous role as partner and EVP of Endeavor Content, De Maio helped Endeavor Content become a leader in the marketplace, first by selling premium UK and international shows into the US and worldwide, and then quickly expanding into a full-fledged studio in the US and internationally. Some of the successes of Endeavor Content include Emmy-nominated show The Night Manager, Killing Eve, and Normal People.
Under the deal, De Maio will work closely with our senior leadership team and wider group of independent labels and producers to support the growth of our scripted and factual slate and explore new strategic opportunities. This unique partnership agreement is designed to fast-track the De Maio Entertainment’s growth trajectory and will provide the venture with full access to our global reach and range of services.
Lorenzo De Maio, Founder and CEO of De Maio Entertainment, said: “I am extremely grateful and proud of all we have accomplished as a team at Endeavor Content, having the privilege of working with incredible producers and creators, and bringing global successes to audiences worldwide. I am always looking for new and disruptive opportunities as the business quickly develops, and now is the perfect time to launch this company in partnership with Fremantle. I really admire the vision and leadership of Jen Mullin and Andrea Scrosati and am so excited to be working with all the extraordinary producers and companies in the Fremantle ecosystem to bring exceptional and inclusive storytelling to audiences worldwide.”
Andrea Scrosati, COO of Fremantle, said: “Lorenzo is one of the most creative and skilled executives in the entertainment industry and his track record speaks for itself. We have known each other for a number of years, and I have always been incredibly impressed by his vision and capacity to deliver. I look forward to working closely together with Lorenzo to help bring his project to life, while I have no doubt that with his support, the Fremantle scripted and documentary slate will now accelerate and grow even faster than our already ambitious plans”.