Hans van Riet is an award winning television director who started his career in the Netherlands directing multi-camera live-to-air and live-to-tape shows for the big national networks. Working in the rich diverse culture of the Netherlands helped shape his unique approaches to common formats. It is that background that was inspirational to the style of directing and work ethic that drives Hans’ success stateside. His work ranges from concerts to game shows with a sprinkle of live events, award shows and reality competititon shows.
Hans prefers to be consulted in an early stage of development so he can bring his expertise to the table. This made him a well sought after director of pilots, many of which made it to series. However, Hans is also well equipped to adapt foreign formats like the live competition reality show Opposite Worlds for Syfy or use his creativity on the reboots as he did on the iconic Nickelodeon game show Double Dare.
Concerts & Specials
From the first ever 3D live broadcast of the New Year’s Day family favorite, the Tournament of Roses Parade to world renowned superstars like Gloria Estefan, Lionel Richie, Julio Iglesias, and The Gipsy Kings, Hans has directed a wide variety of concerts and specials.
Hans’ experience in unscripted reality ranges from massive productions like the long running CBS hit show The Amazing Race for which Hans directed the inaugural season, to cable network productions like My New BFF Casting Special with Paris Hilton. Talk and Late Night also are part of the extensive experience Hans built in the U.S. and Europe.