Blue Ant Studios, the production arm of Canada’s Blue Ant Media, has signed a development deal with Surviving R Kelly producer Tamra Simmons.
The Atlanta-based producer, writer and talent director, who is who is executive producer of LA Productions and CEO of The Tamra Simmons Brand Agency, will work with Blue Ant Studios to identify and develop a slate of unscripted projects that explore diverse perspectives and experiences.
Simmons’ previous work includes Surviving R. Kelly, Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning, Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta, Growing Up Hip Hop: LA, and Mary Mary.
“The passion and expertise that Tamra brings to her exceptional work across so many arenas add value to any project she is a part of,” said Jennifer Harkness, SVP of unscripted content at Blue Ant Studios.
“We couldn’t envision a better collaborator to bring her unique perspective to our slate as we continue to grow our unscripted business and develop creator-driven content that challenges, entertains, and amplifies a broad range of experiences.”
“The content we consume shapes our minds, drives our decisions and informs our outlook on the world. It is imperative that our content options provoke our thoughts and remove us from our homogeneous bubbles thereby giving us a true reflection of the world,” added Simmons.
“I’m excited to partner with Blue Ant Studios because I’m confident that our synergy will do more than just give audiences something else that’s just like everything else to watch. We will produce diverse, intriguing and unique television that will leave a memorable and lasting imprint.”