PROFILE

Betty White

Guy Shalem

Betty White

“Guy Shalem is a creative force of nature. A director with a writer's instincts. An editor with a keen understanding of directing. In short, a triple threat. Add to that his incredible sense of timing and amazing kinship for working with on-screen talent, and he is quite simply the most valuable player on any film or TV project.”

— Kevin Beggs, President, Production and Programming, Lions Gate Television




Guy Shalem is an Israeli born, award-winning TV, commercial and music video director, currently residing in Los Angeles, California. He produced and directed several half-hour comedy pilots: With a Bullet for VH-1, Life of Leisure for ABC, and The Roxy for NBC. He also directed the feature film “Cook-Off!” co-written and starring Wendi Mclendon-Covey (“Bridesmaids”) which premiered at the Aspen Comedy Film Festival. For Lionsgate TV, Guy created the cult comedy series “Lovespring International” which aired on Lifetime, starring Jane Lynch in her first TV leading role.

Guy had three overall studio deals with FOX, 20th TV Studios and Buena Vista.

No stranger to reality television, Guy directed several reality pilots and served as Supervising Producer on the shows “God or the Girl” and “Instant Beauty Pageant," which was nominated for a Daytime Emmy. He consulted on "The Real World" for Bunim/Murray and created REX, a semi-scripted pilot that became a viral sensation, starring Simon Rex, Paris Hilton, Jamie Presley, Victor Garber, Geoffrey Arend, Brian Huskey and Lance Bass.

In 2011, Shalem had the honor of directing Betty White in her Emmy nominated NBC show “Off Their Rockers” and a couple of years later, created the "Fall into me" digital romance franchise which sold to A&E studios and is produced by Propagate Content. Guy is currently in development on a half-hour-pilot for Keshet Internernational.

Lately, Guy partnered with Bryan Singer to develop a feature documentary and an experimental short film called "Ronny & i" (Cannes 2013). The film, which was shot entirely on an iPhone, is hailed as a revolutionary step in first-person story and since then have been developing premium cutting-edge content curated for Gen Z and Millennials. He's currently wrapping up production on a new docusoap for All3Media and Little Dot Studios in London.