Vice President, Production and Development Discovery Networks Latin America/U.S. Hispanic
As the Head of production and development for Discovery Networks Latin America/U.S. Hispanic (DLA/USH), Michela Giorelli is responsible for supervising all the original productions and international co-productions for the Latin American territory. During her career at Discovery Inc. Giorelli has been instrumental in the development and completion of more than 5000 productions made for the Latin American and US Hispanic markets. Many have been nominated for and received important industry accolades, including the Emmy award. Giorelli’s most recent work includes the development of productions such as Caravanas, Sep19mbre Relatos de un Sismo, Children at the Border, Latinos en el Corredor de la Muerte, and series such as Mexicanicos, Zaky Garage, Operacion Fronteras Latinoamerica, Dual Surivival and the Latin American version of the highly rated lifestyle series such as While You Were Out and Ten Years Younger. Prior to her current position, Giorelli was executive producer for all original productions in DLA/USH’s portfolio of networks. In this capacity she led the creation of local versions of acclaimed series such as Wife Swap, Amazing Race, and Rio Ink and specials including The Colosio Case, São Paulo Under Attack and Malvinas: The Story that Could have Been, among others. Born in Turin, Italy, Giorelli grew up in Venezuela. She moved to the United States to pursue a career in communications at Emerson College in Boston, where she graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree. She received a master’s degree in film production and video from American University in Washington, D.C., and has worked on renowned films such as The Godfather III, Johnny Stecchino and Where Angels Fear to Tread.