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Nat Geo inks first-look Westbrook deal & expands adventure slate

Disney-backed National Geographic is expanding its adventure-based slate, by signing a five-year first-look unscripted deal with Westbrook Studios and making a slew of new commissions. The Westbrook agreement covers the development of all unscripted projects in the areas of adventure, exploration, travel and science for all of National Geographic’s TV platforms and its Disney+ originals. […]

TBI In Conversation: Hit+Run’s Rob Shaftel on character-driven factual, Netflix & Shark Week

Hit+Run’s Rob Shaftel looks back on five years of factual production, reveals his hunt for co-pro opportunities and teases upcoming projects with global streamers.  Rob Shaftel launched his New York-based factual production company Hit+Run five years ago and the exec says his “genre agnostic” approach to content creation has been a boon in navigating the changing […]

Korn to feed Hit+Run development slate

US prodco Hit+Run has promoted Noah Korn to lead its development team. Korn will continue to report to Hit+Run founder and executive producer Rob Shaftel in his new role as VP of development. The new post will see Korn working alongside Shaftel to develop narrative-first series and original formats for the broadcast, cable and digital […]

Red Bull exec creates unscripted prodco

Red Bull Media House exec Brian Lavin has created an unscripted production company, bagging a coproduction deal with Rob Shaftel’s Hit+Run in the process. Bee Media will focus on unscripted programming, and launches with a slate of science- and culture-focused formats. Lavin (right) is known for series such as Red Bull’s The Horn and The […]

Ex-ITVS America exec creates unscripted prodco

Former ITV Studios America development executive Rob Shaftel has create a New York-based production company, Hit+Run. Hit+Run will look to creat high concept and high quality character-driven series and original formats, which Shaftel will executive produce. Shaftel (pictured) has hired another former ITVS America development exec, Noah Korn, to become senior director of development, and […]