In this role, he is the creative executive behind the development of original concepts, unique formats, and fresh new talent. Matt is joined IPC from heading development for Asylum Entertainment where he executive produced and shepherded successful series such as To Rome For Love on Bravo, Speed Is The New Black on Velocity, In Ice Cold Blood on Oxygen, Celebrity Animal Encounters on Animal Planet, Big Chicken Shaq on Facebook, as well as a slate of upcoming unannounced series at Oxygen, AMC, History and Starz.
Prior to Asylum, Shanfield served as the VP of Development at Oxygen (Quit Your Day Job & #Killerpost), the VP of Development at Irwin Entertainment (Coaching Bad on Spike & Famously Single on E!), and the Director of Development at Shed Media US (Eric & Jessie: Game On on E!). He also developed and produced for Mark Burnett Productions where he has credits on shows such as the Emmy™ winning Shark Tank, The Apprentice and Trust Me I’m a Game Show Host.
He began his career at The William Morris Agency and resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.