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Shine America hires Minden, Bennett for business affairs

Shine America has named Michael Minden as senior VP of business affairs and head of entertainment legal, while Yvonne Rena Bennett has joined as VP of business and legal affairs.
October 24, 2013

Shine America has named Michael Minden as senior VP of business affairs and head of entertainment legal, while Yvonne Rena Bennett has joined as VP of business and legal affairs.

Minden, who has been senior VP and deputy general counsel at Viacom Media Networks (formerly MTV Networks) since 2008, will serve as a senior negotiator and business advisor to the company and oversee all entertainment-related legal matters.

Bennett, meanwhile, previously served as VP of business and legal affairs at A+E Television Networks, and will be the primary business affairs executive for Shine 360˚, handling product integrations, ancillary licensing, marketing and other related matters.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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