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Shine America’s Franklin returning to Australia

Paul Franklin, Shine America's EVP of programming, will be returning to Shine Australia in February 2015 as director of content.
November 28, 2014

Paul Franklin, executive vice president of programming for Shine America, is headed back to Shine Australia as director of content.

Commencing February 2015, Franklin will work in tandem with Shine Australia’s director of programming Peter Newman to oversee a portion of the division’s unscripted and scripted programming. He will report to Shine Australia joint CEOs Mark and Carl Fennessy.

It’s Franklin’s second tenure with Shine Australia: he was the company’s head of programming in 2010, before being appointed Shine America’s EVP of programming in 2012.

In the U.S., he helped launch Shine America’s unscripted programming department and oversaw Fox’s MasterChef and Masterchef Jr.; NBC’s The Biggest Loser; Oxygen’s The Face, Bravo’s Tabatha Takes Over, GSN’s Minute To Win It, CNBC’s Restaurant Startup and truTV’s Fake Off.

 

 

 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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