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Shine TV Announces New Head of Documentaries


Celebrity Hunted and The Island Executive Producer steps up to newly created role.

Nicola Brown, Executive Producer of Celebrity Hunted and The Island with Bear Grylls, has been named as Head of Documentaries for Shine TV. This newly created role, reporting to Shine TV Managing Director Tanya Shaw, will be responsible for developing and expanding the indie’s factual output.

Alongside factual entertainment hits such as Hunted, The Island, MasterChef and recently announced Loot for Sky One, Shine TV has had recent success in the factual space with Grierson and Broadcast Award nominated documentary The Secret Life of Prisons for Channel 4, as well as 3 series of The Force for Sky One. The ambition for this new role is to build on this success, using technological innovation and insight learnt on fact ent projects to reinvigorate the genre.

Tanya Shaw, Managing Director, Shine TV said; “Shine TV is well known for breaking new ground in the factual entertainment space and we are now going to apply this to documentaries. 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.”

Nicola Brown said; “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.”

Nicola’s previous credits include Hunted (Series Editor), building on the success of her pilot, she went on to series direct the first series of the award winning The Secret Life of 4, 5 & 6 Year Olds. Prior to this she worked on some of C4s most popular doc series including 24 hours in A&E and Educating Cardiff (Series Producer / Director). She officially starts the role in the New Year.


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