Long-serving exec John Gilbert exiting Shine

A long-serving Shine Group executive is leaving the News Corp-owned producer to join Industry Media, a James Grant Group business affairs company.

John-GilbertJohn Gilbert has been with Shine since its start-up phase in 2001 in a number of roles. He was most recently brand-focused division Shine 360’s commercial and business affairs director and is credited with exploiting brands such as MasterChef and The Biggest Loser.

A Shine spokesman said the company was currently looking for a replacement.

Gilbert will join Industry in May, as part of series of hires the UK company is making to push further into scripted, non-scripted and children’s TV.

Industry is part of the James Grant stable, a UK-based talent and media management company that last year acquired Gallowgate, which is the production company owned by UK presenters Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly (Ant and Dec).

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