Canada’s Blue Ant Media has teamed with development and funding company Content Catalyst Fund (CCF) to develop female-generated, unscripted programming for the global marketplace.
The two companies intend to combine their collective expertise and resources to develop, produce and distribute series and documentaries for domestic and international markets.
As part of this deal, CCF, which was recently launched by Julie Bristow, the former CEO and president of Bristow Global Media, will identify unique unscripted ideas for development and production across several genres, including lifestyle, crime and high-impact documentary series.
Blue Ant Studios, the global production arm of Blue Ant Media, will produce projects in collaboration with CCF, with Bristow serving as executive produce. Blue Ant International will serve as the preferred global distribution company.
“Partnering with CCF and Julie Bristow offers us a unique opportunity to bring new voices and projects to Blue Ant Media and the world,” said Laura Michalchyshyn, CCO and co-president of global content production at Blue Ant Media.
“Not only will this joint venture allow us to grow the unscripted side of our business, specifically in popular genres like lifestyle, docu, reality and format programming, but it will also position us at the forefront of progressive, brilliant new content created by women.”
“This announcement is just the beginning,” added Bristow. “CCF plans to bolster its executive production capacity with talent that will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience that includes buying and selling exciting projects in North America and around the world. This will allow us to give our new pipeline of female-generated, unscripted programming the very best start in life.”