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Shine International nails down Hammer for CEO role

Shine International, the sales and distribution arm of the Shine Group, has hired Modern Times Group's senior VP of acquisitions Camilla Hammer (pictured) to be its new CEO, replacing former president Chris Grant, who left the firm earlier this year.
December 14, 2011

Shine International, the sales and distribution arm of the Shine Group, has hired Modern Times Group’s (MTG) senior VP of acquisitions Camilla Hammer (pictured) to be its new CEO, replacing former president Chris Grant, who left the firm earlier this year.

The appointment follows the recent relocation of Shine International from Los Angeles to London, from where Hammer will be based and will lead an international team of 42.

In her new role, she will be responsible for the exploitation of worldwide intellectual property rights from both the Shine Group and independent producers and networks through formats and tape sales.

Hammer reports to Shine Group president Alex Mahon, and starts her new job in early 2012. In a statement, Mahon said: “Camilla’s experience is extensive and spans many territories.

“She will bring to the role knowledge and multiple perspectives from all aspects of content acquisition and distribution, skills which will enable her to both complement and lead the Shine International team.”

During her 12 years with MTG, Hammer held a variety of positions including COO of emerging markets, CEO of Hungary, and head of pay-TV and third party channels.

Hammer’s arrival represents the latest change at Shine International. In addition to the departure of Grant, other recent moves have seen former MTV exec Matthew Ashcroft joining as the senior VP for Asia Pacific; former ITV Global exec Noel Hedges arriving as senior VP of acquisitions; and Jan Rowland joining as head of business and legal affairs for both Shine International and Shine 360.

Hammer added: “Shine International represents some of the world’s most-loved programs and having worked with them over the years I know them to be an incredible and dynamic team that I look forward to joining hugely.

“After a very happy 12 years at MTG, it is sad to leave so many friends and colleagues, but I know the group will continue to go from strength to strength and wish them the very best as they do.”

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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