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Carl Hansen is a disability advocate, award-winning filmmaker and Emmy-winning producer who has been involved in various capacities with many successful unscripted and variety series. He won a Sports Emmy award for his involvement in "100,000 Cameras: Ohio State at Michigan" (Fox Sports) and was previously nominated for "89 Blocks" (FOX Sports). As a Co- Executive Producer he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for "Shark Tank" (ABC). He was Supervising Producer on the critically-lauded and award-winning docu-series "Boston Med" (ABC News) where he was instrumental in coverage of the 2nd partial-face transplant in the U.S. and which led to many people signing up as organ donors for the first time. He is the director of production for Fox Sports Films.
Carl has traveled the globe and is experienced in domestic and international production. Some of his other television credits include: "The Amazing Race," (CBS), "School Pride," (NBC) "Mind of Mencia" (Comedy Central), "Weekends at the DL"(Comedy Central), "Trading Spouses" (FOX), "Joe Millionaire" (FOX) "The Osbournes" (MTV), and "Fear" (MTV). He has been working in the film and television industry since he was 14, when his first paid job was as a production assistant on the feature film "Housesitter."
Carl is also an acclaimed timed-short filmmaker - producing and directing films from conception to completion in very strict time frames with his team, Cultural Detritus. Their work has played at multiple film festivals around the globe where they have won a number of awards: "Connections" won Best Film in the 2019 Los Angeles 48 Hour Film Project "Check Mate" won Best Film in the 2018 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge "I/O" won Best Director in the 2019 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge and won 2nd place in the 2019 Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival "War Torn" won Best Military Short at the 2017 Variety Film Festival; and won Best Acting Ensemble in the 2016 Los Angeles 48 Hour Film Project competition "Sheltered" won Best Thriller Short at the 2016 Marina del Rey Film Festival. "Rock Bottom" was a top-10 world finalist in the Producer';s Guild / Debra Hill Weekend Shorts Filmmaking competition. "T.G.I.F.: The Musical" won the top prize at the 2009 Boston Comedy Festival and garnered Carl a Best Director award in that year's 48 Hour Film Project competition
Carl is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion in the Entertainment industry, most especially for people with disabilities, and he enjoys volunteering his time teaching producing and production management classes to the next generation of young storytellers. Originally from Beverly, Massachusetts, Carl is a graduate of Beverly High School and Ithaca College. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife and son.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Carl Hansen