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Aidan Hansell joins Shiver as head of development

ITV Studios-owned factual entertainment label Shiver has appointed former Love Productions exec Aidan Hansell to the role of head of development. Hansell will lead the prodco’s development team across London and Manchester. He ...
May 22, 2018

ITV Studios-owned factual entertainment label Shiver has appointed former Love Productions exec Aidan Hansell to the role of head of development.

Hansell will lead the prodco’s development team across London and Manchester. He will report to Ana De Moraes, group creative director, who along with managing director Tim Carter, manages the label’s development strategy.

Hansell joins Shiver from UK-based Love Productions where he was head of development. During his tenure there, he played a key role in having the programs Be Your Own Doctor, My Baby’s Life: Who Decides?, The Biggest Little Railway in the World and the upcoming Battle of Britain: Model Squadron(w/t) commissioned by Channel 4.

Before this, Hansell was head of development at Darlow Smithson and BBC Studios Consumer & Live, where he was responsible for such programs as Watchdog Test House and Making Cars Live. Hansell also had a stint as a senior development producer at Wall to Wall where he developed Turn Back Time: The High Street and The Young Ones.

“Aidan’s range and versatility, developing shows that go from fact ent to specialist factual formats, perfectly mirrors the range of Shiver’s output,” said De Moraes in a statement. “His eye for innovative, contemporary television made him the perfect choice for us, and I’m excited about what we can accomplish as a team.”

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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