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Wednesday
Mar072012

Shine appoints Peter Newman as Creative Director

Shine Australia has announced the appointment of Peter Newman.
Appointed as Creative Director, Newman will be responsible for the editorial stewardship of all unscripted content including MasterChef and The Biggest Loser.


Newman joins Shine Australia from WTFN where he developed Ten’s new lifestyle and entertainment show The Living Room. Prior to that he was Head of Production and Development at SBS, where he was responsible for the critically acclaimed and multi award-winning series Go Back To Where You Came From. He also oversaw a range of domestic and international award winning factual programs such as SAS: The Search For Warriors and Living The End.
Before his move to Australia four years ago, Newman was Head of Development at the prominent UK production house Outline Productions. His experience in TV also includes working for BBC Sport on broadcast events such as The Olympics, Wimbledon and Sport Relief, as well as working across a variety of BBC departments for the duration of eight years.
In welcoming Peter Newman to the team, President Shine Network & CEO Shine Australia Mark Fennessy said: “Peter is universally respected as a gifted content creator and program maker. He's an exceptional talent and we're excited to welcome him to Shine.”
Peter Newman said: “I am thrilled to be joining Shine and their outstanding team of people. I look forward to getting stuck in delivering some of the most dynamic and exciting television in Australia.”
Newman will commence in the coming months and report directly to Shine MD, Matt Campbell.
Source: Shine Australia