Carl Hansen is an award-winning filmmaker and freelance producer who has been involved in various capacities with many successful unscripted and variety series. As Co-Executive Producer of “Shark Tank” (ABC), he was nominated for an Emmy Award. He was Supervising Producer on the critically-lauded and award-winning docu-series “Boston Med” (ABC News) where he was instrumental in the coverage of only the 2nd partial-face transplant in the U.S. Carl was also Supervising Producer of “Bully Beatdown” (MTV) and the top-rated MSN/Reveille web series, “Pop of the Day.” He was the first staff line producer at One Three Media (a Hearst/Mark Burnett Company) and is currently the director of production for Fox Sports Original Programming.
Some of Carl’s other television credits include: “The Amazing Race,” (CBS), “School Pride,” (NBC) “Mind of Mencia” (Comedy Central); “Weekends at the DL” (Comedy Central); “Trading Spouses” (FOX); “Joe Millionaire” (FOX); “The Osbournes” (MTV); and “Fear” (MTV). He has been working in the film and television industry since he was 14, when his first paid job was as a production assistant on the feature film “Housesitter.”
Carl is also an acclaimed short filmmaker. His work has played at multiple film festivals, including “TGIF: The Musical,” which won the top prize at the 2009 Boston Comedy Festival and garnered Carl a Best Director award. “Rock Bottom” was a top-10 finalist in the Producer’s Guild / Debra Hill Weekend Shorts Filmmaking competition. Previous films include “Life After,” which won five awards (including an audience award), and “Cookie de Mayo,” which was voted as one of the top ten 48 hour films in Los Angeles.
Carl is from Beverly, Massachusetts and graduated cum laude from Ithaca College. He currently lives with his wife and son in Los Angeles.