Ben Liebmann switches to Shine

Ben Liebmann is the latest member of staff to follow the Fennessy brothers from Fremantle Media to TV production company Shine Australia.  

The announcement:

Shine Australia joint CEOs Mark and Carl Fennessy, proudly announced today an exciting new appointment to the premium television production company; Ben Liebmann.

Ben Liebmann has been appointed Managing Director of Shine 360, the company’s off screen enterprises division. His role will be responsible for developing the Shine non-broadcast business for areas including sponsorship & brand partnerships, digital and interactive, consumer products, live events and home entertainment. He’ll also work hand-in-hand with Shine Australia to develop brand funded content for multiple platforms. Prior to joining Shine, Ben established himself as a leading digital media and content executive, working with companies including FremantleMedia Enterprises, Warner Music Group and Vodafone.

Highly regarded in the industry, Ben has worked on productions and brands including MasterChef Australia, The Biggest Loser, The X-Factor, Australian Idol, Project Runway, The Price Is Right, The Farmer Wants A Wife, Grand Designs, Australia’s Next Top Model, Star Trek, Kung Fu Panda 2, So You Think You Can Dance and Merlin.

Ben was recognised by Encore Magazine, amongst their Top 50 list of the most powerful people in Australian film and television this year.

In welcoming Ben Liebmann to the team, Shine Australia CEO Mark Fennessy said: “Ben is a world class media executive with an exceptional track record of developing television brands in to multi-platform success stories. We’re thrilled to welcome Ben to the Shine Australia team”.

Ben will commence immediately and report directly to Shine Australia joint CEO’s Mark and Carl Fennessy.

Source: Shine Australia press release


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