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Marc Jansen

Marc Jansen is an Emmy Award-winning, independent Executive Producer and Creative Consultant for Television and New Media, creating and producing formats for the European and American markets. Currently he is Executive Producer of The Voice of Greece.

From May 2014to July 2016 he was Executive Producer for Talpa Global in Los Angeles as Executive Producer of Utopia for FOX, The Voice for NBC and La Voz Kids for TELEMUNDO.

From December 2012 till June 2013 Jansen was Executive Producer for the Plan Italy Gala Prima le regazze for La7 in Italy.

Marc Jansen is an Emmy Award-winning, independent Executive Producer and Creative Consultant for Television and New Media, creating and producing formats for the European and American markets. Currently he is Executive Producer of The Voice of Greece.

From May 2014to July 2016 he was Executive Producer for Talpa Global in Los Angeles as Executive Producer of Utopia for FOX, The Voice for NBC and La Voz Kids for TELEMUNDO.

From December 2012 till June 2013 Jansen was Executive Producer for the Plan Italy Gala Prima le regazze for La7 in Italy.

In 2009 Jansen founded Big Sun Media Solutions, a production company based in Athens Greece, aimed at the Greek local television market. Big Sun Media Solutions has produced 4 seasons of the successful music show Amstel Live, for SKAI TV. For ANTENNA TV he produced 132 episodes of Late Night Poker as well as Real Housewives of Athens, the first International version of the Bravo show Real Housewives of Orange County.

In 2000 Jansen became partners with Phil Gurin of The Gurin Company (Miss Universe, Miss USA, Singing Bee, Twenty-One and The Weakest Link) and together they have produced a number of formats, including 2000's Now or Never: Face Your Fear reality stunt special for FOX , Voice of a Child, a 2 hours live music variety special for Canada's Global Television network, Lingo, the number one game show for GSN, and twice the hit European live-event Test the Nation for FOX , the first interactive show on American Television. They have also produced 6 episodes of Wanna Bet for ABC Television; a prime time variety-game show, based on the most successful German format for 26 years: Wetten Dass and developed and shot the pilot episode for the reality series First and Last for TNT.

From October 1995 until October 2000 Jansen was Senior Creative Director for Endemol Entertainment (Big Brother, Fear Factor, One vs 100) the international production company based in the Netherlands, where he was responsible for the creation and launch of global program formats. Jansen produced and consulted on Endemol's game shows, variety series and specials and supervised their extensive international production. During these years Jansen has produced programs in most European countries, Canada, and the United States. In 1999 he successfully launched the foray of Endemol Entertainment into the American market with Your Big Break, produced in association with Dick Clark Productions and distributed by Buena Vista Television and at the same time he got involved in development of additional programs with various U.S. networks and production companies.

In 1990 he joined D&D Benelux Production Company as Creative Director to devise their international strategy. In that capacity he created reality, infotainment and edutainment programs for Benelux, Germany, Portugal and the American market and secured formats from other producers for production and distribution He acquired and adapted an Australian daytime drama series which is still in original production in Belgium and created Breekijzer (Crowbar), a reality show about justice that ran on several Dutch Networks for 9 years

From 1987 until 1990 Jansen was Executive Producer of all programs at JE Entertainment in Holland. Expanding his areas of expertise he created and launched new game shows and variety formats and adapted formats from the U.S. and other markets for Dutch television.

In 1983 Jansen decided to go to the USA to learn the ins and outs of commercial television, where, in the capacity of film scout for public broadcaster VARA he build his US network.

Late 1978 he decided to leave TROS to help John de Mol in his newly created John de Mol Productions, initially focused on music specials. During his tenure at John de Mol Productions he co-created numerous long running prime time variety and game show formats.

Jansen began his career as musician and entered the television business in early 1977 as producer for TROS, the largest and still dominant Dutch public broadcaster. During his tenure he produced music, reality, game and variety.

The years prior to that he was a full-time professional musician and music teacher.

Languages:

  • Dutch, native
  • English, fluent
  • German, conversation, writing
  • French, conversation, writing
  • Greek, basic conversation
  • Spanish and Italian: basic understanding and conversation


Special skills and interests:

  • Professional musician, music producer
  • Certified multi engine instrument rated pilot.
  • Certified skydiver
  • Certified scuba diver
  • Certified captain
  • Free diver for 35 years
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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

1 Nomination 1 Emmy

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program - 2015

  • Winner
  • Marc Jansen, Executive Producer
  • The Voice
  • NBC
  • United Artists Media Group, Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Television
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