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.