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Shine Americas CEO to depart

Calemzuk seeks 'break' from exec duties

Emiliano Calemzuk is exiting as CEO of Shine Americas.

Departure comes nearly a year after Elisabeth Murdoch’s production-distribution company was acquired by News Corp.

Shine said in a statement that Calemzuk’s departure was amicable and that he planned to “take a temporary break from day-to-day executive duties.”

Shine said it would not replace the CEO. Execs at Shine’s L.A.-based Reveille production unit and other Shine America entities will report to Carl Fennessy, CEO of Shine Group USA.

Calemzuk joined Shine in 2010 after serving as prexy of News Corp.’s Fox Television Studios.

“Emiliano has had a transformative effect on Shine’s U.S. operations,” Murdoch said in announcing Calemzuk’s departure. “In restructuring Reveille and establishing Shine Americas he has created an incredible team, equipped to now build on the successes to date and committed to future growth. He will be missed but I respect his request to take time off and wish him the very best in doing so.”

Calemzuk said that after 15 years in exec management, he was “ready to start a new chapter in my life after traveling this summer with my family.

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