Carlos Hertel looks back on a career of 25 years in the international media industry.


He joined the entertainment industry in 1997 at BAVARIA FILM INTERNATIONAL in Munich, where he rose to become ultimately responsible for TV sales in key territories France, Italy and Spain, as well as for the acquisition of third-party mandates from independent producers for worldwide sales.


From 2003-2008, Carlos held various positions at TELEPOOL GmbH, including International Sales Manager TV (Fiction, Documentary, Animation), theatrical world sales at CINEPOOL and acquisitions for both TV- and theatrical world sales.


In 2008, Carlos Hertel was commissioned to set up the world distribution department of the TELE MÜNCHEN Group as Head of International Sales. During his tenure until the end of 2016, he was responsible for international sales of scripted and non-scripted productions for the group, as well as independent producers.


From 2017-2022 Carlos headed the international content distribution for Bavaria Media, the rights trading subsidiary of the BAVARIA FILM Group, as Director of International Sales.  In this position, he oversaw worldwide sales in all distribution channels of Bavaria’s extensive catalogue comprised of over 20,000 hours of programming across a broad spectrum of genres. He equally served as a member of the International Acquisitions Board.


Carlos has been working as a consultant in the areas of distribution, business - and strategy development in the media industry since 2017. His mandates at IMC include projects for K5 International, LOOKS Film, THE PLAYMAKER Munich, RED BULL Media Group, KDMS GmbH and numerous independent film and TV producers. He is a founding partner of production services agency & consultancy GETMOVED Media.


In addition to lectures on international content distribution (BAF, PAiq German Producers Alliance, HFF University of Television and Film Munich), Carlos Hertel was a member of the jury of the international festival Cinéma Tous Écrans in Geneva.


Carlos holds a double degree in Business Administration from the International Partnership of Business Schools (IPBS) in Reutlingen (ESB) and Madrid (ICADE E-4). His diploma thesis on the competitiveness of the European film industry has been published by Verlag Berlin-Brandenburg (NOMOS).