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Shauna Minoprio

Executive Producer/Showrunner, The Glee Project

Shauna Minoprio joined Embassy Row in October 2010 as an executive producer and currently runs the company's Los Angeles office and operation.

Minoprio has produced some of the most successful and innovative reality shows on television (according to her Mom). She was the original executive producer/showruner and significant creative force behind Bravo's Emmy® Award-winning flagship, Top Chef. She was also executive producer/showrunner on the first season of the Emmy® nominated monster hit Undercover Boss.

Starting out in the UK documentary tradition, Minoprio researched such diverse subjects as the moon landings, the history of conjuring and the female orgasm. Her knack for popular story-telling and fascination with what makes people tick led her to become a key player in the development of the new genre of reality television. Before the term was even coined, she produced one of Britain's very first 'reality shows', Shipwrecked, in which she stranded a group of young Brits on an uninhabited island in the South Pacific for several months. This became a huge breakout hit with the UK audience long before Survivor and continued for several seasons. Other highlights have included producing Top Chef: Masters, Faking It in the UK and US and getting licensed to dump waste on the first season of Scrapheap Challenge (later to become Junkyard Wars in the US).

Minoprio is the proud owner of a degree in Latin, a James Beard award and four Emmy® nominations.

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