Metan hires Barbara Wellner

Former FX exec to produce "THRtv"

Metan Development Group has hired Barbara Wellner as vice president of programming.

Wellner will oversee international entertainment news series "THRtv," including "Hello Hollywood," a recently launched version for the Chinese market. In addition, she will supervise content development across all platforms for Metan, a media company specializing in distribution of programming in international markets.

Wellner served as senior producer at F/X, where she was part of the team that launched the channel. She has also worked at 20th Television, Bravo and Independent Film Channel.

"Barbara is a true professional and has worked on the creation and development of some of the top entertainment, reality and lifestyle series in recent TV history," said Larry Namer, founding partner and president/CEO of Metan.