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Shine Network ups Paula Warwick

The format division of Britain's Shine Group has promoted the creative director and MasterChef steward to head of international productions.
February 27, 2012

Shine Network, the format division of Britain’s Shine Group, has promoted Paula Warwick, creative director and steward of the format MasterChef, to head of international productions, effective immediately.

Warwick, who joined the company from ITV in 2009 as an executive producer, will continue working across Shine’s international companies to produce formats for local markets and consult as executive producer on formats licensed to third-party producers.

Shine Group says the promotion points to “significant growth” in Warwick’s team as well as the expansion of MasterChef from two territories in 2009 to 34 in 2012, including the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, France, Germany, New Zealand, The Philippines and India.

“Paula does a truly outstanding job for Shine managing all of our major program brands and this well-deserved promotion is intended to reflect that success and also the fact that she now manages a fast growing team of international producers,” Ben Hall, Shine Network’s managing director, said in a statement.

In addition to MasterChef, News Corp.-owned Shine Group’s formats include The Biggest Loser, One Born Every Minute, Got To Dance and The Magicians.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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