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Former National Geographic exec joins Flight 33

Bridget Hunnicutt (pictured), formerly Nat Geo's senior VP of global development and production, has joined Los Angeles-based Flight 33 Productions as its exec VP of development.
September 8, 2014

Bridget Whalen Hunnicutt (pictured), formerly National Geographic Channel senior VP of global development and production, has joined Los Angeles-based Flight 33 Productions as its exec VP of development.

Hunnicutt – who will be stationed in Washington DC – will oversee the development and sales of new programs, and collaborate with Flight 33 co-founders and executive producers Douglas Cohen and Louis Tarantino in locating new production partners.

In her 10 years in the industry, Hunnicutt has supervised development and production of programs for nets such as Nat Geo, Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet and HGTV.

“During my years as a buyer, Flight 33 always stood out because of its desire and ability to take risks, be bold and deliver smart, entertaining programming,” said Hunnicutt in a statement.

Tarantino added: “Bridget brought us into Nat Geo after our success at History with Life After People. We immediately clicked, and we knew that if we ever had the chance to bring her on board at Flight 33, we would jump at the opportunity.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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