In this role Matt Shanfield is the creative executive behind the development of original concepts, unique formats, and breaking new talent. Within the last year alone, Matt has shepherded and/or Executive Produced titles such as the Critics’ Choice award winning SECRETS OF PLAYBOY (A&E), The MTV Movie & TV Award winning, THE D’AMELIO SHOW (Hulu), THE CURSE OF VON DUTCH (Hulu), RESTAURAUNT RIVALS (Discovery+), THE CLIMB (HBOMAX), and and the upcoming series JEWISH MATCHMAKING (Netflix).
Matt joined IPC after heading development for Asylum Entertainment where he developed and/or Executive Produced successful series such as To Rome For Love on Bravo, Speed Is The New Black on Velocity, In Ice Cold Blood on Oxygen, Big Chicken Shaq on Facebook Watch as well as a scripted feature for Ubisoft’s FarCry franchise.
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 produced on series 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 three children.