Endeavor Content has hired Kasee Calabrese as executive vp and CFO of the content studio.
Calabrese will oversee all aspects of the studio’s financial affairs and planning, reporting to co-CEOs Chris Rice and Graham Taylor. She joins Endeavor Content at AMC Networks where she was executive vp of global finance.
Calabrese joins the studio at a pivotal time as it moves forward under new ownership of South Korean media giant CJ ENM, which acquired a majority stake in the studio from Endeavour earlier this year. Endeavour, which still owns 20 percent of the studio, was forced to sell the company as part of its deal with the Writer’s Guild of America.
CJ ENM has plans to expand the studio – the one behind movies like Once upon a time… in Hollywood and TV shows like kill eve — into a global powerhouse, leveraging its own manufacturing capabilities with the infrastructure EC has created.
“As Endeavor Content continues to expand around the world, Kasee’s leadership in both corporate and operational finance, her deep experience in business development and highly sought-after international perspective will be invaluable as we build on our success to date,” Rice said. and Taylor. in a joint statement.