Tanya Shaw quits BBC post for Shine role

London-based prodco Shine TV has hired BBC commissioner Tanya Shaw (pictured) to be its creative director, starting in the spring.
January 13, 2014

London-based production company Shine TV has appointed Tanya Shaw (pictured) as its creative director, starting in the spring.

She will take on the role vacated by Kelly Webb-Lamb, who was promoted in September to the company’s managing director position. Shaw will report to Webb-Lamb.

In her new role, Shaw will manage the MasterChef prodco’s existing development slate and grow the company’s factual programming.

Shaw will join the company from the BBC, where she is the commissioning editor of factual features and formats. In the role, she has commissioned The Incredible Spice Men, The Great Interior Design Challenge and Rick Stein’s India. 

She will continue to executive produce series for the BBC until she leaves for Shine TV.

Prior to the BBC, Shaw was the commissioning editor for special factual for Channel 4; creative director at Silver River; executive producer on Millionaires’ Mission and Fat Man’s Warning; and has production credits on Lads Army, I’m a Celebrity, Pop Idol and The Apprentice.

“Tanya is one of the most talented creatives in the industry, proven both as a program-maker and a commissioner, with a great feel for popular factual and the kind of programs we currently make, and want to make in the future here at Shine TV,” said Webb-Lamb.

“It’s hard to leave a job you love but the opportunity to be Shine’s new creative director is an opportunity just too good to pass up,” added Shaw. “Their track record in delivering quality popular factual provides a perfect base to help grow the company in new and exciting directions.”

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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.