CHRISTOPHER GRANT most recently served as the CEO of Electus, overseeing the sale of more than 4,000 hours of content to over 220 countries. Responsible for the company’s continued growth across global and domestic TV, digital and branded entertainment, under his supervision, Electus has produced series such as Running Wild with Bear Grylls and Food Fighters(NBC),Jane the Virgin(the CW),The Toy Box(ABC),Flaked and Marco Polo(Netflix), and Darkness(Discovery).
Prior to Electus, Grant launched and ran Shine International (now Endemol Shine), the global sales and distribution label responsible for distributing programming from the Shine Group companies including Reveille, Kudos, Dragonfly, Princess Productions, Brown Eyed Boy, Shine TV, Shine France, Shine Germany and Shine Australia as well as Metronome, the Nordic region’s leading production group. Under his leadership, Shine International became one of the world’s top television distributors, with Grant transforming into global brands such formats as MasterChef,The Biggest Loser,Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?and The Moment of Truth.
Prior to founding Shine International, Grant was managing director of independent studio Reveille – a company he helped start in 2002 after working at the William Morris Agency – where he oversaw international distribution and creative affairs, and was responsible for distributing all of Universal Television Group’s formats overseas. The company was best known for such popular, award-winning series as The Biggest Loser,The Office and Ugly Betty(Reveille was acquired by Shine in 2008).