Shine consolidates after Metronome buy

Chris Grant will become president of Shine International

Following the Shine Group's acquisition of Metronome Film & Television, the two companies' international sales and distribution arms, ShineReveille International and Friday TV, are being combined.

The new division, Shine International, will be headed by ShineReveille International president Chris Grant, who becomes president of Shine International.

As part of the restructuring, ShineReveille International senior vp John Pollak has been promoted to executive vp Shine International. Matt Vassallo is being promoted to vp Shine International in charge of Latin America.

Friday TV's creative-format business will continue to operate independently, with Metronome Film & TV head of sales Estelle Boden assuming the role of managing director.

"By placing the combined catalogs and talent of these groups under one roof, we've created a truly global sales organization with a single cohesive vision of the marketplace," Grant said.