EXCLUSIVE: Eureka Productions, the company behind series like ABC’s holey moley and the next one from CBS The royal love boathas bolstered its executive ranks with the hiring of former Endemol Shine unscripted boss Eden Gaha.
Gaha has been hired as chairman of the Fremantle-backed company. He begins June 1 and will report to Los Angeles-based Eureka co-CEOs Chris Culvenor and Paul Franklin.
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It comes after Gaha served as showrunner on Eureka’s frog Peacock series.
Gaha has served as showrunner, showrunner and executive producer, and was previously president of Unscripted Television at Endemol Shine North America.
He was an executive producer of series, including that of Fox. kitchen master, master chef jr. Y the big loser and before that he spent five seasons as showrunner and executive producer of Mark Burnett’s NBC series celebrity Trainee, headed by a certain recent president. He was also a co-executive producer on series including The Contender, Master Pirate Y Rock star and worked as a supervising producer on CBS’ Survivor.
Gaha also founded his own company, Mother Media Group, which made All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks for Amazon.
The move comes as the company has been increasing its presence in both the US and Australia.
The company is concentrating royal love boat, which has been ordered by CBS for its fall lineup, as well as Paramount’s sibling, Australia’s Network Ten. He’s also doing a fourth season for ABC. Holey Moley.
Eureka has also had success translating popular movie and TV IPs, as well as video games in the case of frog, in unhyphenated formats. Done Finding Magic Mike for HBO Max and The real dirty dance for fox
Other orders including Twenty-something: Austin Y quotes around for Netflix as well as full bloom for HBOMax.
The company managed to grow during Covid thanks to being able to film series in Australia, including the first season of name that melody for Fox, and has a list of shows below that include byron baes and local versions of Doing it Y The amazing race.
Last year, Culvenor told Deadline: “It was so circumstantially cool that we had an Australian arm – we seem like geniuses, but it was completely by chance that we had a huge production entity in a place where covid was virtually non-existent.”
“The practicalities of being able to film with limited lockdown risk and limited Covid risk and protocols mean you can have audiences and people hugging and cheering. When I started Eureka, I never would have imagined filming a Fox game show at the Sydney Convention Center, but nothing was normal last year,” he added.
“Chris and Paul have built an unscripted powerhouse that has become one of the fastest growing international production companies on the market,” said Eden Gaha. “In addition to its ever-expanding roster of top-rated shows, Eureka has continued to attract top creative and production talent, and I’m proud to join such an outstanding team.”
“Bringing Eden’s exceptional experience and creative leadership to the Eureka family helps position us for a new phase of growth,” added Culvenor and Franklin. “He shares our passion for what we do and our ambition to accelerate Eureka’s international expansion while continuing to deliver world-class unscripted programming for our partners.”
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