Rakusen new sr. vp at ShineReveille


ShineReveille International, the sales and distribution arm of the Shine Group, has tapped U.K. TV executive Martin Rakusen for the newly created position of senior vp business and operations.

Based in Los Angeles, Rakusen will oversee SRI's day-to-day operations, focusing on new revenue opportunities, joint ventures and partnerships and working with SRI president Chris Grant and senior vp John Pollak.

Rakusen previously was director of commercial development at RDF Media Group and commercial director of drama, comedy, entertainment and children's programming at the BBC.

His appointment is part of an expansion at SRI that has included recent key appointments in Australia and Germany and the acquisition of Metronome Film & Television, bringing Shine Group's global footprint to 23 companies in nine countries. (partialdiff)