Shine America Taps Kate Shepherd Development

Kate Shepherd has joined Shine America as vice president of development.

Shepherd is tasked with overseeing development of unscripted programming within Shine Group and working with third party producers to identify potential series to develop for the U.S. market. She will report to Chris Culvenor, senior veep of unscripted development.

An Endemol alum, Shepherd was showrunner on CW skein “Breaking Pointe” (pictured above) and a consulting producer on OWN’s “Lovetown.” Shepherd also handled TV development at Simon Fuller’s 19 Entertainment and XIX Entertainment.

“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.

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