Blue Ant’s Love Nature ups Alison Barrat to expanded commissioning role

Alison Barrat

Canada’s Blue Ant Media has promoted Alison Barrat to become SVP of production & development at Love Nature, with a remit to find, develop and commission new projects for the fast-growing channel brand.

Barrat is responsible for executing programming strategies for Love Nature’s international networks and oversees all production management and post production, as well as serving as the main point of creative contact for both in-house and indies.

She will also work with Love Nature’s programming, marketing, PR and sales teams to grow the brand, and reports into Carlyn Staudt, global general manager from Love Nature’s HQ in Washington, D.C.

Barrat joined Blue Ant in 2018 as VP of production & development and has more than 20 years experience in natural history film production.

Prior to Love Nature, she launched a specialist wildlife film production unit at the Living Oceans Foundation where she executive produced films for PBS, the Smithsonian Channel and Curiosity Stream. She also worked in development and production for National Geographic Television.

Staudt said: “Alison’s wealth of strategic experience in the natural history space and her creative instincts are invaluable in driving the content pipeline for Love Nature’s line-up of innovative wildlife and nature programming.”

Family-friendly wildlife and nature-focused Love Nature offers 4K natural history series and documentaries. It is available as a branded linear and streaming service, and claims to reach more than 200 million households in 120+ countries.

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