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GSN orders cable version of Minute to Win It

US cable net GSN has ordered a new version of Shine’s gameshow format Minute to Win It. The 40x1hrs version for GSN marks the first time dedicated episodes will have been on US cable. The show, in which contestants take part in a series of 60-second challenges that use objects that are commonly available around […]

BBC America buys ITV drama Broadchurch

US cable network BBC America has acquired Broadchurch, the upcoming British drama series starring David Tennant (Doctor Who). In the UK the show, which is being made by Spooks producer Kudos, will air on commercial network ITV’s flagship ITV1 channel. The ensemble drama focuses on a small town that it thrown into the media spotlight […]

Jack Black making web series Ghost Ghirls for Yahoo

Actor Jack Black and the US division of Shine are teaming to make web comedy series Ghost Ghirls. The twelve-episode digital series, which was originally slated for US cable net Syfy, will debut next spring on ISP Yahoo!’s Yahoo! Screen service. It will be made by Black’s Electric Dynamite Productions and Shine America. Black will […]

Shine making drama about rock band INXS

Shine has been commissioned to make Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS, a two-part drama about the Australian rock band. Australian free-to-air broadcaster Network Seven has ordered the series, which will be Shine Australia’s first move into drama. The series will follow the story of the band and particularly lead singer Michael […]

Shine America ups two executives

The US division of Shine has promoted Dave Schulz and Chris Campbell. Schulz becomes vice president of production at Shine America. He has been at the company since 2009. Linda Giambrone, senior VP & head of production, Shine America, announced the promotion. She said: “Dave is a very talented executive whose extensive experience in both […]

BBC orders Hurricane Sandy Superstorm documentary

UK public broadcaster the BBC has ordered a fast turnaround documentary about the hurricane that hit the US East Coast last week. Sandy: Anatomy of a Superstorm will be a 1x60mins doc for BBC Two. It is being made by Shine-owned Dragonfly, the production company behind Channel 4’s Terror at Sea: The Sinking of the […]

Shine names Katrina Neylon as Ruth Clarke’s replacement

The distribution arm of Shine has promoted Katrina Neylon to senior VP, head of EMEA, filling the role vacated by Ruth Clarke earlier this year. Neylon will run a six-strong team and report to Shine International boss Nadine Nohr. She joined shine as director of sales in 2011 since when she has brokered deals including […]

Hollywood Studio formats

Plans are underway to make some of the most iconic US shows ever for local broadcasters with international versions of 24, Breaking Bad, ER, Glee and Gossip Girl planned in countries as far afield as Israel and China. Shows including Prison Break, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives have already had the remake treatment and […]

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