Danny Sanz has been appointed as Vice President of Production and Shayna Waldman as Development and Production Executive to oversee European expansion.

9 OCT 2020

Danny Sanz and Shayna Waldman

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The ATS Team announces the expansion of its global operation with the appointment of Danny Sanz as Vice President of Production and Shayna Waldman as Development and Production Executive, and the opening of a UK HQ.

Focusing on growing The ATS Team’s slate of original IP, the pair will continue to work closely with the LA office and manage its European operations, including the design and rigging for Germany "Ninja Warrior" (RTL), France "Ninja Warrior" (TF1), and Israel Ninja (Keshet), among others.

Nate Moore, CEO of The ATS Team says “As we continue to grow our presence in the UK, we see it as an ideal opportunity to harness the expertise we have to keep making world-class entertainment shows. It also serves as a chance to press on with our ambition to produce our own original IP with the UK and global appeal. The team in the UK is already doing a fantastic job of working closely with broadcasters to develop programmes across multiple genres, most notably in documentaries and non-scripted. Our presence in the UK is set to grow and we see this as a reflection of our confidence in the market and the appetite for high-quality shows and ideas.”

Danny Sanz, Vice President of Production, adds: “It is an exciting moment for ATS right now. We’ve been developing so much content over the years and now we are using our creativity towards our original content. Paired with our team’s vast international experience we also have a very strong formats slate and a variety of other projects that will see the light very soon. We will be working closely with Mike Woodward, Vice President of Creative Development and Production, who is based in the Los Angeles office and in charge of ATS’s original content slate and new ideas that are constantly flowing in the company.”


Danny Sanz served as Executive Producer at ZED and as Executive Producer and Vicepresident of Production for The ATS Team he is in charge of the company’s international operations.

Shayna Waldman will be Production and Development Executive for the UK and international productions. Her role covers creating, developing, and pitching original concepts to grow the ATS Team’s slate of original IP in the UK. She will also oversee the growth strategy for the company in the UK and Europe. Alongside this, she will manage international crews and handle logistic operations for its current slate of shows.

The ATS Team has been responsible for the execution of some of the world’s biggest entertainment formats including the original "El Puente", ("The Bridge") – which has just been picked up by HBO Max – "The Titan Games" (NBC) and "Ninja Warrior UK" (ITV).