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Boat Rocker reshuffles divisions as Melanson exits

Shaleen ShangaBoat Rocker Studios will see changes within Radical Sheep, its kids’ division, and Crooked Horse, its factual production house, after the departure of Michelle Melanson.

Melanson, who acted as vice president for Radical Sheep, will be replaced by Shaleen Sangha (pictured), previously the division’s senior director. Melanson has departed “to pursue other opportunities”.

Sangha will assume immediate control of all Radical Sheep’s day-to-day activities, including development and production. She will report directly to Ivan Shneeberg and David Fortier, co-executive chairmen and co-presidents of Boat Rocker Studios.

David Lerech has been promoted from vice president to senior vice president of Crooked Horse and will continue to oversee all day-to-day activities of Crooked Horse, including development and production. He also reports to Shneeberg and Fortier.

Shneeberg and Fortier said: “Shaleen has very quickly integrated herself into the fabric of Boat Rocker and we’re looking forward to working with her as we continue to build Radical Sheep into a world leader in kids’ entertainment.

“Within a very short time, Dave assembled a team that we consider to be among the best in the business, helped us launch the Crooked Horse brand and, together with his team, put together a stellar development and production slate, including the new series Late Night Eats, History in the Making and the up-coming Vintage Tech Hunters.”