Shine Group

Fox, Apollo plan Endemol, Shine, Core merger

21st Century Fox plans to create a joint venture with fund manager Apollo Global Management that would house a combined group of Endemol, Shine and CORE Media. Fox, Apollo plan to merge three major global production companies Move would bring Big Brother, MasterChef and Idol franchises together for first time No guarantee of deal, but […]

Shine poaches Cisneros exec for Lat Am sales role

Shine Group’s international sales wing has taken on a Cisneros Media Distribution executive to fill a new role. Daniel Rodriguez will be Shine International’s VP, sales, Latin America, operating out of Miami. He will join Shine’s LA-based Americas distribution team at the LA Screenings later this month. This comes more than a year after Shine […]

Dragonfly MD Dickson to exit

Simon Dickson is stepping down from his role as managing director of Shine Group-owned unscripted prodco Dragonfly. He is leaving the UK company next month and will be replaced by creative director Mark Raphael and COO Lucinda Hicks, who will serve as co-MDs going forward. Dickson has been with Dragonfly since April 2011, first joining […]

Ex-FremantleMedia Finland boss joins Friday

Former FremantleMedia in Finland chief Marika Makaroff has resurfaced at Shine Group-owned Swedish producer Friday TV She has signed on as Friday’s managing director, replacing Simon Romanus, who has been in the role on an interim basis since Per Blankens left to helm American Idol for Fox in the US in May last year. Romanus […]

Kudos co-founder Garrett to exit

Shine Group’s UK drama producer Kudos will say goodbye to its co-founder and chairman later this year. Stephen Garrett will step down from the Life on Mars and Spooks prodco more than two decades after co-founding it. In his other role as executive chairman of movie producer Shine Pictures, Garrett is currently working on crime […]

Shine builds digital sales unit with Kerry Ball hire

Shine Group’s sales wing has hired Kerry Ball to lead its digital business development efforts. Ball takes up the new role of senior, VP, digital business development and joins from Stingray Digital, where she was VP, Europe for the Canada-based new media group. Before that she was VP, international new media at NBCUniversal. At Shine, […]

Cineflix’s Dave Clarke joins Shine’s formats team

Cineflix’s format acquisitions chief Dave Clarke has joined rival UK producer-distributor Shine Group in a similar but newly create role. Clarke has become head of global format acquisitions. The role will see him scout and acquire global non-scripted formats and subsequently manage these for Shine and other rights holders. He joins this week. He was […]

DRG raids BBC, Shine and brings in Noel Hedges

DRG announced this morning that it has recruited commercial executives from BBC Worldwide and Shine Group, and TBI has learned it has brought in former Cineflix exec Noel Hedges. The Modern Times Group-owned producer and distributor has hired Richard Halliwell as its new chief operations officer. He joins from BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of […]

Shine America appoints scripted exec

The US division of the Shine Group has hired Audrey Chon to work across its scripted programming efforts. As VP, scripted television, Chon will be involved in all aspects of scripted programming at the LA-based division of Shine, Shine America. She joins from US movie producer Good Universe and will report to Carolyn Bernstein, executive […]

Shine America hires factual exec Aho

Shine Group’s US arm has tapped producer Collins Ave. to find a senior VP for factual entertainment. Mike Aho is joining Shine America to lead docu-series development and production efforts on formats for the US market that can be taken international. He will report into Shine America president Eden Gaha. While at Content Media-backed Collins […]