Shine Australia today announced an exciting new appointment; Peter Newman joins as Creative Director.
With a career spanning over fourteen years in television, Peter Newman has defined himself as one of Australia’s leading television visionaries. Appointed as Creative Director, Newman will be responsible for the editorial stewardship of all unscripted content including MasterChef and The Biggest Loser.
Prior to joining Shine, Newman has established himself as a globally renowned producer having produced for the Australian, UK and US markets in a number of high profile executive production roles. His career has seen him deliver everything in the entertainment world from large scale live sport events, ambitious reality series and acclaimed documentaries. He has also garnered accolades for his work on award winning factual series and documentaries.
Highly regarded in the entertainment industry, Peter joins Shine Australia from WTFN where he developed Ten’s new lifestyle and entertainment show The Living Room. Prior to that Peter 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. Whilst there, the company delivered ambitious reality series such as Dumped (Channel 4) and The House of Tiny Tearaways (BBC). 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