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Renegade’s Levi boards Antenna as creative director

Antenna Pictures has appointed former Renegade exec Jonathan Levi as creative director.

Operating out of the Blue Ant Media-owned business’s London office, Levi is to build a new development and production slate, expanding Antenna’s remit into more entertainment and fact ent programming.

Levi will work closely with Jago Lee, MD of Antenna Pictures.

He most recently served as an executive producer with Warner Bros-owned factual label Renegade.

His credits include ITV’s forthcoming factual drama Hatton Garden, Ross Kemp: Armed Police and Transformation Street. Others include CBBC doc series School of Rock and ITV2’s entertainment format Evil Monkeys.

Levi has also served in previous exec roles at ITV Studios as head of arts and popular culture and EP of The South Bank Show.

Launched in 2016, Antenna’s slate includes YouTube Premium’s The Sidemen Show and Channel 4/NHNZ co-pro Orangutan Jungle School.

Lee said: “Since our launch in 2016, Antenna has built a reputation as an internationally-facing company, working with new platforms and younger-skewing channels. We want to build a presence in the UK market where smart storytelling and thoughtful formats are in vogue in a big way. Jonathan’s mischievous, journalistic sensibility and past success launching new shows makes him the perfect creative to lead this charge.”

Levi added: “It feels like a great time to join Blue Ant Media’s rapidly expanding production group. I look forward to working with Jago and the team to produce enduring shows with both heart and purpose.”