Kurt Tondorf has been appointed as Production/Development Executive at Animal Planet, reporting to Charlie Foley.
Tondorf joins Animal Planet with more than 15 years of experience in television production and program development. Prior to his appointment with the network, Tondorf served as vice president of development for Optomen Productions. During his tenure there, Tondorf helped fuel the rapid growth of the company’s New York branch by winning series commissions at Animal Planet, History, National Geographic Wild, Investigation Discovery and Travel Channel. Before his promotion to vice president of development, Tondorf served as a producer for Optomen and was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Science, Natural History and Technology Programming for his work on History’s Evolve. Prior to joining Optomen, Tondorf was the sole US-based development producer for London’s BAFTA-winning indie Windfall Films and helped developed its internationally acclaimed three-part series, My Brilliant Brain, for National Geographic Channel.
Source: Animal Planet press release