Jean Shi serves as the Senior Vice President, Alternative Programming and Development for Fremantle in North America. Shi is responsible for developing and selling original unscripted series, with a focus on global formats for cable. Her role at Fremantle allows her to capitalize on the company’s extensive catalogue of titles, as well as affording her the opportunity to develop new formats.
Shi is an executive with extensive experience in development and production across all genres of television, including unscripted, scripted and new media. Prior to joining Fremantle, she served as Vice President, Development in the NBCUniversal group at Oxygen Media where she shepherded series such as Pretty.Strong., Douglas Family Gold, Strut, Battle of the Ex-Besties, Last Squad Standing and Three Days to Live. Shi also spent three years overseeing development at GRB Entertainment where she sold multiple series to networks such as TLC, WeTV, Travel Channel, and National Geographic, among others.
Shi lives in Los Angeles, CA and is a graduate of Stanford University.