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ITV Studios America Alum Rob Shaftel Launches Unscripted Production Company ‘Hit+Run’

20 April 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Rob Shaftel, who most recently served as Svp of development at ITV Studios America, has launched his own production company, Hit+Run, Variety has learned.

The new shingle will specialize in unscripted content. The New York-based Hit+Run is a full-service production company dedicated to creating high concept and high quality character-driven series and original formats for broadcast, cable and digital platforms.

Shaftel has tapped ITV’s Noah Korn as senior director of development for Hit+Run.

Shaftel will serve as an executive producer on all series created at Hit+Run, which already has projects set up in various stages at Red Bull Media House, History, NatGeo, Oxygen and Animal Planet.

At ITV Studios America, Shaftel created and exec produced Science Channel’s “Secret Space Escapes,” Discovery’s “Rebel Gold” and Animal Planet’s “Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters.” He developed over a dozen projects for networks including Discovery, History, NatGeo, »

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