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Shine France CEO to depart

Bouchra Réjani is slated to step down from her role as chief operating officer of Shine France after seven years with the Paris-based prodco. Réjani oversaw the strategic business development, as ...
February 22, 2017

Bouchra Réjani is slated to step down from her role as chief operating officer of Shine France after seven years with the Paris-based prodco.

Réjani oversaw the strategic business development, as well as the commercial and production departments for the company during her seven-year stint at Shine France.

During her tenure, Shine France produced localized adaptations of such global formats as MasterChef, The VoiceOne Born Every Minute, Supernanny and Best Bakery. The company also launched original unscripted content that included The Big Music Quiz and Prodigies.

“It has been a remarkable time during which our team achieved so much productivity in different genres for numerous channels—not only in France, but internationally,” Réjani said in a statement.

“I cannot express how proud I am of the talented team that surrounded me,” she added. “Together, we achieved so much and I can’t thank them enough for their professionalism and friendship during the last seven years. I extend my best wishes for them and hope they continue their great work with the passion that made my time at Shine so special.”

The French production company has produced 203 hours of primetime content since its launch, and reached 256 million viewers in 2015-2016.

Réjani noted that she will be taking some time off before launching ahead in her next challenge.

Réjani’s departure is the latest to come as global content creator and parent company Endemol Shine Group prepares to merge Shine France with Endemol France. Shine France president Thierry Lachkar, to whom Réjani reported, announced in October that he too would be departing the company after a seven-year period as part of the merger.

Nicolas Coppermann, president of Endemol France, is to lead the newly amalgamated Endemol Shine France.

The integration and launch of Endemol Shine France is subject to regulatory clearances.

“Bouchra has played an integral part in building Shine France from a start-up to a world class production company. She leaves with our thanks and warmest wishes for her next challenge,” added Martha Brass, CEO of international operations at Endemol Shine Group.

Image via Le Monde

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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