Cristina Palacio has been named President, Shine Hispanic & Latin America, a new division of Shine America that will develop, produce and distribute original Spanish-language programming for U.S. and Latin American markets.
In this role, she’ll oversee new Shine America offices in Miami and Bogotá. She will report to Shine America CEO Rich Ross.
Shine America developed its first Spanish-language series “Minuto Para Ganar” for newly launched network MundoFox. The show, which debuted with the network in August of 2012, is currently on the air.
Palacio was most recently President of BE-TV, a television production company she founded in 2008. She oversaw the development and distribution of several BE-TV series, including “Los Infiltrados,” “Las Muñecas de la Mafia” and “Minuto Para Ganar.”
Before BE-TV, Palacio was both Vice President of Development and Vice President of Creative and Production for Caracol TV in Bogotá, where she oversaw series such as “Sin Tetas No Hay Paraiso” and “Desafío.”
Shine America is a producer and distributor of scripted and unscripted television and digital content, known for producing original series such as “The Biggest Loser” and scripted hits The Office, Ugly Betty, and The Tudors.