Shine ups Paula Warwick to creative director
Kevin Mundye, Mike Benson also join companyShine Network, the L.A.-based international production arm of Britain's Shine Group, has promoted Paula Warwick to the newly created role of creative director and made two appointments to reflect the unit's growing focus on international formats such as "Masterchef," "Biggest Loser" and "Got to Dance."
The moves follow a number of management shifts and hires in recent weeks at the U.S. branch of the Elisabeth Murdoch-owned company and comes as the unit prepares for the MIPCOM trade show in Cannes.
Warwick, previously an executive producer in the team, will oversee international production and co-production across Shine's slate of shows both in territories where Shine produces and where the shows are made under license through Shine International.
Ben Hall, Shine Network managing director, said that Warwick has done "a stellar job in managing the roll out of our shows, especially Masterchef, in the last 12 months during which time the show has gone from being made in 2 countries to 20. Along with the Network team she has set a benchmark for the way international consultancy on formats is handled."
In addition to Warwick's promotion, Shine Network has appointed Kevin Mundye to the role of executive producer and Mike Benson to the role of development executive.
Mundye most recently was series producer on Tonight's the Night on BBC1; he will focus on the roll out of "One Born Every Minute," now in production in five countries, and also on "Got to Dance."
Benson moves across from Shine TV where he was previously a development producer; he'll be specifically charged with facilitating creative collaboration.