Bettina is a multi- multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-skilled, and multi-award-winning. She is a producer who earned her stripes in production and broadcasting around the globe. Bettina grew up in news and current affairs before embracing documentaries. For her first programme, Bettina was thrown in at the deep end of the coproduction pool. She survived and today, she is an expert when it comes to bringing together international broadcasters around projects.
Bettina has worked both as a Commissioning Editor at Discovery Channel Europe and as an executive producer/producer with a slew of production companies in the UK, France, the USA, Germany and in Italy where she resides in the vain hope of basking in the sun rather than the reflection of her computer.
Throughout her career, Bettina has focused on stories that grab attention, pull at the heartstrings or get people on a soapbox. She has a predilection for history, investigative documentaries, and films that address the issues our society faces but has never been able to resist unusual and thought-provoking stories.
Her accolades include a National Emmy for Best History Long Form, The Press Guild Award, the Broadcast Award and several New York Festivals Medals, including two Gold.
Her recent credits include: ‘The Pope and the Mafia’ (Arte, SVT, DR, NRK, VRT, RTS), ‘Holy Money’ (Arte, SVT, DR, NRK, VRT, RTS, History Channel Italy, Al Jazeera America), ‘Benedict’s Via Dolorosa’ (Arte, La 7, SVT, DR, NRK, VRT, RTS), ‘Eating History with John Dickie’ (History Channel Italy & Autentic Gmbh), ‘Inside the Costa Concordia’ (NGCI), ‘The Caravaggio Mystery’ (Sky Arts UK, History Channel Italy), ‘Artemisia Undaunted’ (Sky Arts UK, Sky Arts Italy).