Rich Ross To Exit Shine America

Rich Ross is poised to leave his post as CEO of Shine America and is expected to land at Discovery Communications in a top programming job.

Shine America Taps Michael Brooks As SVP

The former SVP, entertainment programming and development at BBC Worldwide Productions and Adjacent Productions, will manage current production on many of the company’s unscripted series.

Shine America Names Audrey Chon Scripted VP

Audrey Chon has been named vice president, scripted television at Shine America. Chon, who joins Shine America from Good Universe, will be involved in all aspects of scripted programming for the Los Angeles-based production company responsible for FX’s The Bridge and Fox’s upcoming drama series Gracepoint. Chon, who has been with Good Universe since 2011, […]

Mike Aho Named Shine America SVP, Factual

The veteran producer and showrunner will lead company’s docu-series development.

Shine America Names Two New Business Execs

Michael Minden has been named senior vice president, business affairs and head of entertainment Legal and Yvonne Rena Bennett has been named vice president, business and legal affairs, Shine America, it was announced today. Minden, who has been SVP-deputy general counsel at Viacom Media Networks (formerly MTV Networks) since 2008, will serve as a senior […]

Shine America Ups Adam Neal To VP Unscripted

Shine America Adds Two Vice Presidents

The network brings on producers Robin Feinberg and Rachel Dax as new execs in programming and production, respectively.

Shine America Names EVP-General Counsel

Former NBCUniversal executive Jeffrey Schneider to lead in-house legal department in newly created position.

Shine America Adds Marketing, Research Execs

Shine America today named Rob Hughes vice president, marketing and Kevin Ivey, executive director. Hughes, who was formerly executive director, marketing and communications for Saban Brands, will oversee all day-to-day marketing responsibilities for Shine America including working with all network and digital partners on Shine America series initiatives, developing international marketing materials for Shine America […]

Giambrone To Head Shine America Production

Linda Giambrone will oversee all unscripted production for studio including MasterChef and The Biggest Loser.

Rich Ross Finds Life After Disney

Six months and a dozen shows later, Rich Ross is settling in comfortably to his role as CEO of Shine America. The company has stepped up unscripted development after reorganizing its exec deck and creating two new labels, Ardaban and Shine Latino, to focus on reality niches.

Shine America’s Ardaban Hires Seth Eisman

Kate Shepherd New Shine America Development VP

Veteran TV Executive and showrunner Kate Shepherd has been named vice president, development, at Shine America. Shepherd, who most recently was the executive producer and showrunner on the CW/BBC Worldwide Productions series Breaking Pointe, will oversee development of unscripted programming from within the global Shine Group and also work with third-party producers. Shepherd will report […]

Shine Names Leslie Belzberg SVP, Scripted Prod.

Veteran film and TV producer Leslie Belzberg has been named Senior vice president, scripted production, at Shine America. Belzberg will oversee day-to-day scripted production for the studio, including production oversight for the upcoming drama series The Bridge, which is slated to launch this summer on FX. Belzberg most recently produced the Scorpion King: Rise of […]

Shine America Sets Spanish Division

Colombian TV producer and executive Cristina Palacio to lead Shine Hispanic & Latin America, which will develop original programming for the U.S.  and Latin America with offices in Miami and Bogota, Colombia.

Shine America In Global Deal With Nigel Lythgoe

Shine America has entered into an exclusive, multi-year production partnership with Nigel Lythgoe Productions to develop and produce entertainment franchises for the Shine Group for the global TV marketplace Lythgoe is executive producer of American Idol and he’s a creator, executive producer and judge on So You Think You Can Dance. The deal takes effect […]

Shine America Ups Schulz, Campbell To VPs

Dave Schulz today was been named vice president of production and Chris Campbell vice president of post production at Shine America, it was announced today by Linda Giambrone, SVP-head of production, Shine America, to whom they both report. Schulz will continue to oversee day-to-day production across Shine America’s properties and development slate, including the upcoming […]

Rich Ross Named CEO Of Shine America

The former chairman of Walt Disney Studios succeeds Carl Fennessy who is returning to Shine’s headquarters in Australia.

Culvenor Named Shine America Development SVP

Chris Culvenor has been named senior vice president, development at Shine America, it was announced today by Carl Fennessy, Shine America’s CEO. In addition, Christie McConnell has joined Shine America as VP, development. Culvenor, who joins Shine America from sister-company Shine Australia, will oversee day-to-day unscripted development for the Los Angeles-based production company. Since 2010, […]

Shine America Taps Culvenor As SVP Development

Shine Partners With EMJAG Digital, New Regency

Shine America has signed a deal with EMJAG Digital Productions and New Regency to create and distribute digital content. Development and production under the agreement will be led by New Regency EVP and EMJAG Digital Principal and CEO Alexandra Milchan, along with EMJAG President Jamie Boscardin Martin. Following a previous joint venture that concluded in […]

PR Exec Joe Schlosser Joins Shine America

News Corp.’s Shine Americas CEO Calemzuk Out