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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.

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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