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    Chris Grant
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    Chris Grant
    CEO, Electus

    Six months into Grant’s assuming the top position at Electus, the multimedia entertainment company has a reality slate that includes NBC’s fledgling Fashion Star and VH1’s popular Mob Wives, both of which already have been sold in more than 100 international territories.

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    “Ideas should transcend borders,” says the 33-year-old married executive. “We often use that thesis to determine whether an idea is worthy of development.”

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    It’s a skill he honed in the three years he spent as president of Shine International, home to MasterChef, The Biggest Loser and Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?, and before that Reveille, where he, along with Electus founder and chairman Ben Silverman, launched beloved scripted series such as The Office and Ugly Betty.

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