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Shine 360′s David Christopher moves to ITV Studios

Effective April 1, the former director of licensing for Shine 360 (pictured) will join ITV Studios in the newly created role of director of international commercial and digital.
March 26, 2015

Former Shine Group exec David Christopher (pictured) will join ITV Studios in the newly created role of director of international commercial and digital.

Effective April 1, he will work alongside the format team, brand extension teams and Bruce Gersh, ITV Studios America’s recently appointed EVP and head of digital, strategy and branded entertainment, to find opportunities to extend franchises such as I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of HereHell’s Kitchen and Come Dine with Me outside the UK and U.S. markets.

He will report to EVP of global development and formats Mike Beale.

As the director of licensing for Shine 360, Christopher developed brand strategies and commercial relationships for formats such as MasterChefThe Biggest Loser: Glory Days and One Born Every Minute. Prior to that, he worked as the global director of merchandising and licensing for Jaguar Land Rover and as director of brand licensing and promotions at Sony Pictures Entertainment.

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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