Beach House Pictures

News round-up: Ink Factory & Beach House prep ‘Cleopatra Wong’; Principal buys into Chesler/Perlmutter Prods; Cineflix lands ‘Good Morning Chuck’

Ink Factory & Beach House prep Cleopatra Wong London and LA-based The Ink Factory (The Night Manager) has teamed with Blue Ant Media’s Singapore, Beijing and Tokyo-based Beach House Pictures for a TV adaptation of Cleopatra Wong. The deal sees The Ink Factory acquiring adaptation rights to create a series, which will be co-written by […]

Blue Ant’s Beach House expands in India with ex-Netflix docs chief

Blue Ant Media’s Singapore-based Beach House Pictures has launched a new prodco with the former chief of Netflix’s documentary productions in Asia-Pacific, Raghav Khanna. Riverland Entertainment is based out of Mumbai and will partner with local Indian talent to create shows for global and Indian audiences, using Beach House’s network and its post-production facility, Space […]

China’s Legend Media acquires VOD rights for evolution & Hitler doc duo

Chinese content aggregator Legend Media has acquired a pair of documentary series, Evolve and Hitler’s Secret Sex Life, ahead of MIP China, following a deal with UK-based distributor Abacus Media Rights. The deal, brokered by Still Road Media, sees Legend Media take exclusive AVOD, TVOD, SVOD and NVOD rights for both series. Evolve (6 x […]

ABC in Oz, NRK & VRT among those to ‘Evolve’ with Abacus docuseries

The ABC in Australia, NRK in Norway and VRT in Belgium are among a slew of companies to have picked up Patrick Aryee’s wildlife and tech docuseries Evolve. The 6 x 60-minute show, sold by Abacus Media Rights (AMR), was produced by Beach House Pictures for streamer Curiosity in association with Blue Ant Media. Deals […]

Beach House acquires Momo Film for scripted expansion

Blue Ant Media’s Asian indie Beach House Pictures has acquired a majority stake in Singapore-based scripted prodco Momo Film Co. The acquisition will help to rapidly expand Beach House’s growing scripted slate and library of Asian IP, while also complementing its unscripted business, which includes titles such as The Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator in […]

CuriosityStream orders ‘Evolve’ docuseries from Beach House

Factual streamer CuriosityStream has ordered a six-part docuseries exploring biomimicry from Blue Ant Media’s Beach House Pictures. Evolve explores how humanity can solve some of the fundamental issues facing the world by mimicking innovations found in nature. It is being hosted by biologist and wildlife documentary filmmaker Patrick Aryee, who will explore natural history, science […]

Blue Ant supercharges BHP with prodco acquisition & China hire

Blue Ant Media is aiming to supercharge its Asia-focused production outfit Beach House Pictures (BHP) by acquiring Japanese firm Vesuvius Pictures and appointing a producer from streamer Youku to lead operations in China. The Canadian firm has taken a majority stake in Vesuvius Pictures, which was founded in 2012 by Hyoe Yamamoto and Deborah Barillas. […]

Beach House goes global

Donovan Chan, creative director of Blue Ant Studios-backed Singaporean production powerhouse Beach House Pictures, tells Manori Ravindran about his premium programming plans and why SVODs will rely on Asian storytellers in the future For anyone who is not a deep-pocketed SVOD player wondering how to lure Sir David Attenborough away from the BBC for a […]

Ex-Nat Geo topper to lead Blue Ant networks unit

Producer, distributor and channel operator Blue Ant Media has launched a global networks division to support its international expansion efforts. Former National Geographic Partners COO Ward Platt will lead the division, taking up the newly created role of CEO, global networks and kids. The global networks division will manage: Blue Ant’s joint venture with AT&T, […]