Exclusive: Fremantle’s veteran director, Global Entertainment’s Rob Clark, said: The X Factor, Got Talent When apprentice After 20 years of franchising around the world, he is about to leave the company.
The highly popular executive will retire in February 2023 and will be replaced as well, Fremantle confirmed on Deadline, he told many at Mipcom Cannes last week.
Fremantle Group CEO Jennifer Mullin described him as “one of the key architects of our vast and successful global entertainment business.”
“When we talk about connecting creativity in Fremantle, Rob embodies it,” said Mullin. “I personally miss working with him and I know we all wish him well.”
Clarke joined Fremantle in early 2004 from his role as Head of Entertainment at SMG TV, becoming Senior Vice President of Production for the company’s Worldwide Entertainment Division.
At that point, he was tasked with helping roll out costume formats such as: pop idol Globally, he slowly worked his way up the ladder.
In 2012, after a nine-month sabbatical, he was promoted to Director of Global Entertainment Development, responsible for a portfolio that included: x factor, idol When with talent franchise, apprentice When blind date I am responsible for the development of international formats across the company’s network.
Other shows he has worked on include wheel of fortunee, game of talent When best dancer.
Clarke’s resignation would be a blow to a company that had been all-out at Mipcom Cannes.
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Mullin and group COO Andrea Scrosati jointly delivered a rare public talk to analyze recent Angelina Jolie talent deals and talk about M&A, cost of living and a $3 billion revenue target.