Anne Tarrant is the managing director of HHMI Tangled Bank Studios. She oversees the production of all projects from story development through final delivery and distribution. Tarrant brings 25 years of experience in cable television to HHMI Tangled Bank Studios. She is an Emmy award-winning producer who has worked at multiple cable networks and production companies, including a six-year stint running her own firm. Tarrant has produced documentaries for Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Nat Geo WILD, PBS and History Channel, among other networks. Her films were shot around the world and span a wide range of topics including natural history, science, engineering and history. They have been honored with awards including Emmys, Wildscreen Pandas, Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival honors, and a GLADD.
Before joining HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, Tarrant was the senior producer for National Geographic Television’s Natural History Unit, where she was responsible for overseeing the landmark series “Great Migrations” and “Untamed Americas,” as well as dozens of specials. Earlier in her career, Tarrant served as director of story development for Discovery Channel, Science Channel and Discovery Times, and executive producer for several specials and series. Tarrant was a partner and CEO of Rubin Tarrant Productions, where she developed, pitched and sold programs, and produced shows for outlets including TLC, PBS and National Geographic. Tarrant holds an MBA from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the University of Dayton.