Igal Svet serves as Vice President of Documentaries at discovery+ where he spearheads original documentaries for the streamer. He is responsible for the ideation and creation of a wide range of projects and oversees the documentary content acquisition from filmmakers around the globe. In his tenure so far, Svet worked with the team at discovery+ to acquire films such as Introducing, Selma Blair, Francesco, Rebel Hearts, Lily Topples the World, Set!, Groomed, Citizen Penn, Attack of the Murder Hornets, Keep Sweet, No Responders Left Behind, Last Exit: Space and Dear Mr. Brody among others. Other credits include executive producer of the anthology series, Auto Biography: Racing Legends,The Lost Lincoln and the upcoming Untitled Shaun White Docuseries.
Prior to his current role at discovery+, Svet served as Vice President of Production and Development for documentaries and specials at Discovery Inc. He led the team responsible for development and executing production strategies for event programming, documentaries and specials, including Shark Week.
Before Discovery, Svet served as Senior Director of Development at National Geographic Channel. In his five years at National Geographic, he was part of the team developing a sweeping slate of the original programs including One Strange Rock, Mars and The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, and live specials including Earth Live and Yellowstone Live. Svet earned his BS from Boston University in Film/Television and Philosophy where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.