Bellini joins Explore venture

Ex-Channel 4 exec to build int'l rapport with producers

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.

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