National Geographic promotes two senior for its TV, film unit

MUMBAI: National Geographic Television & Film (NGT&F) in the US has announced promotions for two senior members of its production team to the newly created positions.

Michael Rosenfeld who is currently specials and event programming senior VP moves up to executive VP. Meanwhile Roy Ennis who serves as production finance and strategic planning VP has been named production affairs and international business operations VP.

NGT&F president Tim Kelly said, "Over the past three years, Michael has increased the output of the National Geographic’s Specials unit from six hours a year on PBS to 40 hours for PBS, Fox and the National Geographic Channels. His team has produced some superb event programmes, recently setting a new ratings record for National Geographic’s US Channel with Inside the Secret Service. Michael’s unit is currently at work on two landmark projects for PBS, the award-winning Strange Days on Planet Earth and a documentary series based on Jared Diamond’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Guns, Germs and Steel.

"Roy, too, has demonstrated a remarkable commitment to National Geographic’s future growth. He enthusiastically assumed responsibility for day-to-day management of the operations of NGT&F’s international distribution arm, National Geographic Television International, earlier this year.

"Roy also has taken on management of NGT&F’s post-production operations. In this capacity he will ensure that NGT&F maintains state-of-the-art editorial equipment and services for its production units, incorporating new and emerging technology in its television productions."

The National Geographic Channel claims to be received by more than 230 million households in 27 languages in 150 countries.

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