Charlie Corwin, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Endemol Shine North America
Charlie Corwin is co-chairman and co-CEO of Endemol Shine North America. Corwin, an award-winning film and TV producer, previously led the production company Original Media as CEO and co-founder. While there, Corwin led development of some of the US’s most successful TV series and formats, as well as critically acclaimed box office successes. In television, Corwin is widely considered an innovator for his creation of subculture specific docu-series such as "Miami Ink” (TLC) and its popular spinoffs, "LA Ink" and "NY Ink," as well as the breakout success "Swamp People” (History). Along with Kevin Smith, he co-created “Comic Book Men" (AMC), about fan-boy culture. He also co-created and executive produced "Storm Chasers” (Discovery) and "The Rachel Zoe Project” (Bravo). In 2009 he co-created the scripted drama “The Philanthropist” for NBC with Tom Fontana and Jim Juvonen.
Corwin has produced numerous feature films that have been nominated for a total of 14 Spirit Awards, 3 Golden Globes, and 2 Academy Awards. Among them, The Squid and the Whale, Half Nelson, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, August, Twelve and Sunlight Jr..
Corwin, along with Cris Abrego, co-chairman and co-CEO of Endemol Shine North America, now oversees a portfolio of companies, including unscripted powerhouse Endemol USA, home of the longest running unscripted format "Big Brother" (CBS), award-winning competition series "Wipeout" (ABC) and Emmy Award-winning syndicated daytime series "Steve Harvey" (NBCU); Endemol Studios, Endemol’s scripted studio operation whose portfolio of primetime one-hour dramas include "Hell on Wheels" (AMC), "Kingdom" (DirecTV) and a diverse slate of sold dramas at 13 top cable and digital distribution channels; 51 Minds ("T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle"); Authentic Entertainment ("Knife Fight"), Original Media ("Ink Master") and True Entertainment ("The Real Housewives of Atlanta"); as well as Core Media Group, overseeing their development and production operation and roster of properties which include, through Simon Fuller’s Core Media-based 19 Entertainment, music competition series "American Idol" (FOX), "So You Think You Can Dance" (FOX) and Sharp Entertainment ("Man vs. Food" (Travel Channel)).
Endemol acquired a majority stake in Original Media in November 2007, after which Corwin remained as CEO and continued to grow the business. He began his career at the Internet start-up Live Music Channel, which was a pioneer in video streaming and a leading provider of live concert performances for television and the Internet, as Co-Founder and President. He grew up in Manhattan, New York. He has a BA degree from The University of Wisconsin, and law degree from New York University School of Law. He resides in Los Angeles, California with his wife and two children.