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Cleve Keller Named Chief Development Officer at Ardaban

Clive Keller Named Chief Executive Officer at Ardaban. Veteran format creator joins New Shine America label.

Veteran TV executive Cleve Keller has been named Chief Development Officer for new Shine America label Ardaban, it was announced today by Ardaban CEO Chachi Senior.

Keller, who is based in New York and behind such format hits asRocco’s Dinner PartyandNo Kitchen Required, will oversee all development efforts for the newly created format company. Ardaban’s output is exclusively produced in conjunction with Shine America and distributed globally via Shine International. 

"Cleve is hands down one of the most creative people in our industry and we are thrilled to have her joining the Ardaban team,” said Senior. “The industry is in desperate need of original/crisp ideas and our goal is to establish Ardaban as an ideation engine that powers the entire globe.”

"I'm honored to join Ardaban and the Shine family,” Keller said. “Right now, with the explosion of networks around the world, it is the single best time in the history of our industry to create and sell global formats. I feel like I'm joining the perfect team at the perfect time."

Keller has created and developed numerous formats that have been produced around the globe

including:FilmFakers, You vs., Winsanity!, Momentum, The FastMoney Challenge, Cover Shot, Don’t Sweat It, Mind Your Manners, Hammered, Movies 101, Whipped, 10 Things You Must Know, The 50 Funniest Women Alive, Unbeatable, Rocco’s Dinner PartyandNo Kitchen Required.

Keller’s original formats have sold to a wide array of global network partners including:  A&E, AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, Bravo, Cartoon Network, CNBC, Comedy Central, E!, Endemol, Food Network, Fremantle, Fuji, Hearst, HGTV, Lifetime, MTV, Nickelodeon, Oxygen, Sundance, Style, TLC, Travel Channel, VH1, Yahoo and Yoshimoto.

Most recently, Keller served as Head of Creative of IAC’s TV production entity Notional.

Previously Keller was a producer at Oxygen Network, where she produced the lifestyle seriesSheCommerceand created multiple formats for the network includingThe Truth About Menand101 Dates. Keller began her career at Disney in 1994 as a producer of children’s animated shows likeDisney’s Dougand PB & J Otter. 

Keller also created and produced the PBS KIDS Sprout seriesBounce!, the first series for children with special needs to air on a national network. Keller won numerous awards for Bounce!, including the Dove and iParenting awards.  

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