29 MAR 2021

LORENZO DE MAIO LEAVES ENDEAVOR AND LAUNCHES DE MAIO ENTERTAINMENT

Lorenzo De Maio announced he will be leaving Endeavor Content, where he was Partner and EVP, to launch a new venture named De Maio Entertainment, which will be based in Los Angeles and backed by Fremantle.

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Lorenzo De Maio announced he will be leaving Endeavor Content, where he was Partner and EVP, to launch a new venture named De Maio Entertainment. The Los Angeles based entity will be backed by an exclusive long-term partnership deal with Fremantle, the global production and distribution powerhouse behind critically acclaimed dramas such as “The Young Pope,” “We Are Who We Are,” “My Brilliant Friend,” “American Gods,” “The Salisbury Poisonings,” and most recently, “The Investigation”.

De Maio was instrumental in the launch and growth of Endeavor Content into a premium content leader, including working on Emmy award-winning shows “Killing Eve”, “The Night Manager” and “Normal People”. Under the deal, he will work closely with Fremantle’s senior leadership team and wider group of independent labels and producers to support the growth of the super-indie’s scripted and factual slate and explore new strategic opportunities with Fremantle. This partnership agreement with Fremantle is designed to fast-track the start-up’s growth trajectory and will provide De Maio Entertainment with full access to Fremantle’s global reach and range of services.

“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,”  said Lorenzo De Maio, Founder and CEO of De Maio Entertainment.

Andrea Scrosati, COO of Fremantle, added: “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”.

In his role as partner and EVP of Endeavor Content, Lorenzo De Maio helped Endeavor Content become a leader in the marketplace, first by selling premium UK and international shows into the United States and worldwide, and then quickly expanding into a full-fledged studio in the US and internationally.

Now is the perfect time to launch this company in partnership with Fremantle” Lorenzo De Maio Founder and CEO of De Maio Entertainment