HOLLYWOOD — Barbara Bellini has joined Explore Intl., National Geographic Television & Film’s international distribution company, as executive director.
Bellini reports to Sarah Kemp, Explore Intl.’s managing director, and will spearhead expansion of sales, co-production and co-financing.
She will deepen Explore International’s relationship with producers and ensure the supply of new programming to the catalogue.
“Barbara has significant experience developing and negotiating complex and high-value co-production deals and has vast knowledge of the international program distribution market overall,” Kemp said.
Bellini was formerly director of co-production & sales at Channel 4 Intl.
Explore distributes more than 1,200 hours of doc programming translated into 34 languages to over 200 outlets.