Shine TV has promoted Nicola Brown from executive producer to head of documentaries.
In the newly created role, Brown will be responsible for developing and expanding the indie’s factual output. She will report into Tanya Shaw, Shine TV’s managing director.
While series such as Hunted, The Island and MasterChef have proven successful for Shine, the prodco has expanded into the doc space with features including The Secret Life of Prisons for C4. As head of documentaries, Brown is tasked with building on this momentum by using technological innovation and insight culled from fact ent projects to rejuvenate the genre.
“Shine TV is well known for breaking new ground in the factual entertainment space and we are now going to apply this to documentaries,” explained Shaw, in a statement. “Nicola brings a wealth of fresh ideas to the genre as well as an incredible track record in delivering inventive and engaging series so I’m really excited about how we can develop this part of the business.”
Brown has worked as a series editor on Hunted, going on to direct the first seasons of the award-winning The Secret Life of 4, 5 & 6 Year Olds. Her executive producing credits include Celebrity Hunted and The Island with Bear Grylls. Previously, she worked on series such as 24 hours in A&E and Educating Cardiff for C4.
“Having spent the last 18 months at Shine, I’m thrilled to be joining the team on a permanent basis and look forward to expanding the company’s factual output and building on their reputation as bold and innovative storytellers,” said Brown, in a statement.