Claudia Danser is exiting her role as managing director of Shine Network, TBI has learned.
Danser has been with Shine for two years, having joined from Warner Bros. International Production in 2012, where she was VP, European sales. She is to remain with Shine for a period before leaving to become an executive coach – a role which will see her advising high level business people on their roles.
A Shine representative confirmed the news to TBI today, and Shine Group CEO Alex Mahon has begun working on her replacement.
“Given Claudia is still going to be with us for a while – she is leaving the industry [and] not going to a competitor – we are currently looking at how we fill her role within Network and will confirm in due course,” Mahon told staff.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with Shine and working with such an exceptional team of producers around the world,” said Danser. “I wouldn’t leave for another TV role, but the thought of pursuing a career in executive coaching has been eating away and I wanted to give it my all.”
Shine Networks is the internal formats development unit of Lis Murdoch’s Shine Group. It looks after the roll out of formats such as MasterChef, Biggest Loser and Minute to Win it.
Danser joined in March 2012 to replace Ben Hall, who has gone on to launch his own company, Chalkboard TV.
In related news, Shine’s sales arm, Shine International is bringing more than 300 hours of new factual content to MIPTV, which launches today.
Among the shows is On the Road with will.i.am, which comes from Update Productions and follows the Black Eyed Peas singer will.i.am as goes on his first solo international tour.
Other new series include Sir David Attenborough: A Life on Earth from Laternal Marketing and Management and Reef Television’s French Collection.
Shine is also taking 110 hours of new and returning drama to the market. Shows include From There to Here, Scandinavian thriller The Third Eye, BSkyB’s fire fighter drama The Smoke and Shine Australia’s INXS: Never Tear Us Apart.