Who we are

Hot Snakes Media is one of the hottest reality and docu-series television production companies in New York City. We have numerous hit shows currently on air and in production along with countless others in various stages of development. We work with the most innovative and talented editors, videographers, producers and creative minds in the industry.


Eric Evangelista

Shannon Evangelista

Since starting Hot Snakes Media in 2011, husband and wife team Eric and Shannon Evangelista have sold over $50 million worth of content including seven seasons of TLC's hit franchise Breaking Amish. Every show coming out of Hot Snakes Media is created and developed internally. The couple has produced the the two highest ever first season series in the history of both Discovery Channel and TLC. This year brings the company it's first scripted project, several new reality series as well as over a dozen pilots and development deals.

Before forming Hot Snakes Media Eric Evangelista spent 14 years as a news producer and two years under an overall deal at Endemol as an in-house Executive Producer and format creator.

Shannon Evangelista started her career as a Federal Criminal Defense attorney specializing in organized crime. Later Shannon served as Assistant District Attorney in both the Manhattan DA’s office and the Orange County, CA DA’s offices where she amassed an impressive record of over 38 trials with only four losses.