Fremantle Media North America reportedly has its new chief executive, who will succeed Cecile Frot-Coutaz. Deadline.com reports that the company will name Thom Beers to the post, after Frot-Coutaz on July 1 became CEO of the entire Fremantle Media company.
Beers sold 75% of his Original Productions in 2009 to Fremantle North America for a reported $50 million, the story notes, and remained Original CEO after the deal.
Other names were reportedly considered for the top job, including outside candidates and insider Donna Redier Linsk, currently the company’s COO.
Beers has produced top unscripted shows including "Storage Wars" and "The Deadliest Catch."