Antica Productions

Jago Lee & Antica Prods link for new ‘audio first’ factual prodco

Veteran producer Jago Lee and John Fothergill have launched a new factual outfit with the backing of US-based TV and podcasting firm Antica Productions, with former Red Arrow Studios president & co-CEO James Baker on its board. Telltale says it is adopting an “audio-first approach” and will specialise in factual across audio, TV, and film, […]

News round-up: Blue Ant takes ‘Spirit To Soar’ rights; OSN & Discovery in Beyond MENA deals; DocuBay takes factual shows

Blue Ant takes ‘Spirit To Soar’ rights Toronto-based Blue Ant International has acquired global distribution rights to Spirit To Soar, a documentary about racism towards Indigenous peoples in Canada. The 1 x 60-minute doc follows Anishinaabe storyteller and journalist Tanya Talaga, as she explores the systemic racism facing Indigenous peoples in the Northern Canadian town […]

Canada to tell Story of Us

Canadian pubcaster CBC has commissioned the latest version of epic docu-drama format The Story of Us. Bristow Global Media will produce the 10x60mins Canada: The Story of Us, with a 2017 airdate pencilled in as part of a slate of original shows that will celebrate the country’s 150th birthday. Since History commissioned Jane Root’s prodco […]

News brief: Proper expands development team

Canadian factual prodco Proper Television has expanded its development team by hiring producer Lisa Gabriele. She will be director of development, reporting into Proper president Guy O’Sullivan. Another new recruit, former Antica Productions exec Mike Armitage, is also joining as development producer. Armitage will report to Gabriele, who has produced shows in Canada such as […]