Rob Shaftel launches unscripted prodco Hit+Run

The former ITV Studios America development exec (pictured) has opened a New York-based shop that will focus on high-concept, character-driven series.
April 20, 2016

ITV Studios America development exec Rob Shaftel (pictured) has launched the unscripted production company Hit+Run.

Based in New York, the shop will focus on creating “high-concept and high-quality character-driven series” and formats for broadcast, cable and digital outlets.

Shaftel will exec produce all series and Noah Korn – another former ITV Studios America development exec – will serve as the company’s senior director of development.

Hit+Run’s slate includes projects at various stages for Red Bull Media House, History, National Geographic Channel, Oxygen and Animal Planet.

Formerly senior VP of development for ITV Studios America, Shaftel has worked on series such as Science Channel’s Space Escapes, Discovery’s Rebel Gold and Animal Planet’s Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters.

Prior to that, he led development at Pawn Stars producer Leftfield Pictures for three years and held executive producer positions at Discovery and Spike.

Korn also comes to Hit+Run from ITV Studios America where he worked as director of development in the company’s New York office. He has developed projects for Lifetime, Fox, History, MTV, A&E, TLC and Food, and helped establish ITV Studios’ New York development casting team.

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