Rob Shaftel is founder and executive producer for Hit + Run.
Based in New York, Hit + Run Hit + Run is a full service production company known for high concept and high quality story-driven programming with unprecedented access to incredible locations and characters. Combining compelling storytelling and dynamic visuals, the company produces across all genres, from cutting edge television to disruptive digital programs. Since launching a few years ago, Hit + Run has produced numerous series including I Was Prey (Animal Planet), The Story of Rugby, Way Past Midnight (Red Bull TV), American Down Low (Complex Networks) as well as the upcoming series Legends of the Wild (Discovery), Critter Fixers (NatGeo Wild),and a yet to be announced series for Investigation Discovery. The company also has a joint venture Makeshift Entertainment with leading South African production and distribution company NV Studios.
Prior to launching Hit +Run, Shaftel served as Senior Vice President of Development at international powerhouse ITV Studios America. During his tenure at ITV, he created and executive produced multiple television series including Secret Space Escapes (Science Channel), Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters (Animal Planet) and Rebel Gold (Discovery Chanel). Additionally, he spearheaded projects in development across networks including Nat Geo, MTV, A&E, History, Travel Channel and Food Network.
Before joining ITV, Shaftel led the development team for Pawn Stars producer Leftfield Pictures. While Vice President of Development at Leftfield, he developed over 20 series, included the History Channel hits American Restoration and Counting Cars. He also developed the Oddities franchise for Science Channel as well as Blood, Sweat & Heels for Bravo.