Maria Pinilla is Director of International and Acquisitions at Endemol Spain.
With a background in business administration with degrees both in France and the US, Maria started her career in Tv in 1997 after several years in strategic management consultancy. She has driven the Endemol group of companies in Spain to major international and local achievements, the latest being the international roll out of Your Face Sounds familiar. ENDEMOL SPAIN was founded in 1994 and is part of the Endemol Group, the largest independent television and digital production company in the world. It comprises a global network of over 80 companies in 31 countries. Credits include international hits such as Big Brother, Deal or No Deal, Wipeout, The Money Drop and Your Face Sounds Familiar.
In 1994, Endemol acquired Gestmusic Endemol- one of the strongest production companies in Spain, creator and producer of Your Face Sounds Familiar. Nowadays, Endemol Spain is formed by four of the market’s leading production companies: Zeppelin Televisión, Gestmusic Endemol, Diagonal TV and Linze TV. Endemol Spain produces a wide range of Formats and Genres : Game shows (Ahora caigo, Atrapa un millon….), reality (Gran hermano, Esta casa era una ruina…), talents (Fama a Bailar, Mas que baile, Operacion Triunfo…), Entertainment (Tu cara me suena, Increibles….), Fiction (Isabel, Amar en tiempos revueltos, Arrayan…..). Recently, Endemol Spain has launched an entertainment platform TUIWOK STUDIOS on Youtube, which includes exclusive original channels (Reality, Talent, Style and Comedy), and aggregates some of most relevant Spanish youtubers.