Endemol, the world’s largest independent production company, today announced that Nicholas Coppermann has been appointed as Managing Director of Endemol France.

Copperman will report directly to Virginie Calmels, who was recently promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Endemol Group and continues to oversee Endemol France as its Chairman. Calmels will now share her time between her responsibilities at Endemol France and the position she has taken up internationally at Group level.

In his new role Nicholas Coppermann will support Calmels, taking responsibility for the day to day operational management of Endemol France, which has recent credits including hit series for TF1 such as Secret Story, The Money Drop and les 12 Coups de Midi, and Undercover Boss for M6.

Coppermann will also help to drive forward Endemol France’s ongoing diversification strategy, which has seen the company successfully expand into areas such as scripted programming whilst boosting creative output with new formats such as multiplatform game show The Code, which launched at Mip TV in April.

Nicholas Coppermann has over 18 years experience in the French TV sector and has held numerous senior positions including Secretary General of Programs and Scripted Programs at leading broadcaster M6 and CEO of Zodiak Media’s Paris based subsidiary Tele Images Productions. Most recently he was General Manager and partner at TV, film and distribution company Robin & Co. in Paris.

Virginie Calmels comments: “Nicholas’s operational expertise and experience will be a great asset to Endemol France as we continue our successful period of growth and diversification. I’m delighted to have someone of his calibre joining the team and I very much look forward to working with him.”

Endemol has recently announced a new Management Board with Just Spee appointed as CEO, Tim Hincks becoming President and Virginie Calmels taking the role of COO.

Nicholas Coppermann takes up his new position as Managing Director of Endemol France with immediate effect.