Shine America Hires VP for Development Team


LOS ANGELES: Kate Shepherd has become the VP of development at Shine America, where she will oversee unscripted programming.

Her most recent post was as the executive producer and showrunner on The CW/BBC Worldwide Productions series Breaking Pointe. In her new role at Shine America, Shepherd will be overseeing the development of unscripted content from within the global Shine Group but also working with third-party producers. She reports to Chris Culvenor, Shine America’s senior VP of unscripted development.

“Kate’s extensive experience as a producer and also as a top development executive in the unscripted field, make her the ideal addition to our growing team,” said Culvenor. “She will be working closely with our international colleagues within Shine Group and third party producers to identify potential series to develop for the U.S. marketplace”  
“This is a hugely exciting opportunity to work alongside such a strong team in one of the world’s leading production companies,” added Shepherd. “I look forward to adapting the most successful Shine formats for the U.S. market and at the same time, identifying and developing original, fresh unscripted concepts for the company.”