Blue Ant International

Keshet International appoints Blue Ant exec as VP of sales

Keshet International has appointed former Blue Ant International exec Fleur Wheatley as VP of sales. Based in London and reporting directly to COO and distribution president Keren Shahar, Wheatley will be responsible for sales of formats, scripted and unscripted finished tape and pre-buy/co-production opportunities across North America, the UK, and the Nordics, as well as […]

Blue Ant International buys Ben Barrett & Lilla Hurst’s Drive

Canada’s Blue Ant International has bought Drive Media Rights, the UK-based financier and distributor founded by Ben Barrett and Lilla Hurst. The deal sees Blue Ant’s sales arm acquiring 100% ownership of Drive, with Barrett and Hurst now joining the company as global head of content financing & partnerships and global head of acquisitions & […]

Show of the week: Osprey: Sea Raptor

Game Of Thrones actor Sean Bean brings star power as he narrates this 1 x 60-minute blue chip documentary, delving into the story of a pair of Osprey as they reunite, having travelled separately across continents to raise their young in a Connecticut saltmarsh. “Natural history fans will love the up close and intimate access […]

Blue Ant hires A+E exec for global sales & partnerships

Canadian distributor Blue Ant International has appointed A+E exec Bryan Gabourie as SVP of international sales & partnerships. In this role, New York-based Gabourie will oversee all sales activities from originals, pre-sales, content licensing, co-productions and strategic partnerships in the US market. He will report to Solange Attwood, EVP at Blue Ant International. His appointment comes soon […]

Beyond, Blue Ant, Studiocanal & Cineflix among distributors joining London TV Screenings

Studiocanal, Beyond Rights, Blue Ant International and Cineflix Rights are among a swathe of distributors to have formally joined London TV Screenings, which is set to take place early next year. The quartet join event organisers All3Media International, Banijay Rights, eOne, Fremantle and ITV Studios, which earlier this month confirmed that next year’s London-based event […]

Blue Ant rejigs distribution arm with hire of ViacomCBS exec

  Canadian distribution group Blue Ant International has rejigged its global sales arm with the appointment of ViacomCBS exec Maria Ibarra. Miami-based Maria Ibarra becomes VP of international sales, with a focus on US Hispanic, Latin America and Iberia, reporting to Blue Ant’s EVP Solange Attwood. Ibarra will be responsible for overseeing pre-sales and content […]

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 […]

News round-up: Netflix & Moonbug expand kids franchises; ‘Detention Adventure’ returns; Dantar inks first-look deal with Pilgrim

Netflix & Moonbug expand kids franchises Netflix and US-UK kids content company Moonbug Entertainment are working an new animated preschool series and specials based on the CoComelon and Little Baby Bum franchises. The shows, which will debut starting in 2022, will include 4 x 60-minute new nursery rhyme compilations and three seasons (24 x 7-minutes) […]

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