Canada-based content producer, distributor and channel operator Blue Ant Media has promoted Julie Chang to EVP of international co-productions.
In her new role, Chang will initiate and lead co-productions for the company across its core units and is tasked with identifying, structuring and closing content creation deals and leveraging financing opportunities with international partners.
Her remit will spread across the company’s global production arm, Blue Ant Studios, its distribution business, Blue Ant International and its linear and streaming channels, notably T+E, Cottage Life and Smithsonian Channel Canada in Canada and Love Nature worldwide.
Chang will also be joining company’s corporate management team and will report directly to Michael MacMillan, CEO & Co-Founder, Blue Ant Media. She previously served as VP of international co-productions with a focus on working with global partners in service of Blue Ant Media’s production group.
Prior to joining Blue Ant Media, Chang was the SVP of business and legal Affairs with Peace Point Rights and Peace Point Entertainment Group and has also held roles at Behind the Scenes Services Inc, Lewis Birnberg Hanet, LLP, Lionsgate Films and Café Productions.
“Julie’s wealth of experience in leading co-productions and her deep well of connections in the international TV industry are invaluable to Blue Ant Media’s success and growth as a world-class content creator, especially as the industry sees an increase in more complex multi-partner collaborations,” commented MacMillan.
“Julie’s new position enables her to be a bridge between our businesses, helping our partners maximize the creative and financial synergies across our global production units, our distribution division and our channel operations.”