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Exclusive: Pastore joins National Geographic Television

Tim Pastore (pictured) has left his role as VP of factual programming and production at BBC Worldwide Productions, and taken on a senior role at National Geographic Television, realscreen has learned.
August 14, 2013

Tim Pastore (pictured) has left his role as VP of factual programming and production at BBC Worldwide Productions, and taken on a senior role at National Geographic Television, realscreen has learned.

Pastore joined NGT as exec VP of production and development earlier this summer, relocating from the West Coast to the East Coast. Since June, he has been based in New York, working on the upcoming season of┬áNational Geographic Channel’s Brain Games.

He reports directly to NGT president Brooke Runnette, who took the reins at Nat Geo’s production arm last fall, succeeding Maryanne Culpepper.

Runnette told realscreen: “Over the next few months, Tim and I will be building out the development and production teams both in DC and New York, and are looking forward to creating more hit series and specials for National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild and our other partners.”

Pastore’s move comes after a year spent working for BBC Worldwide in Los Angeles, where he worked on programs including Nat Geo Channel’s Life Below Zero.

Prior to taking on that role, he served for nearly two years as VP development and production at 3net, the joint venture network from Sony, Discovery, and Imax; and before that was director of development and production at Discovery Channel.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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