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.”