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Blue Ant Media expands digital drive with Stephanie Atlas

Blue Ant Media has appointed Stephanie Atlas as VP of digital content and programming for nature and kids. In the newly created role, based out of Washington DC, the exec will direct the creative vision for both Love Nature and ZooMoo’s social media presence. Atlas will report into LA-based Greg Kampanis, SVP and GM of […]

MIPTV organisers reveal first batch of distributors signed up to reimagined market

All3Media, Discovery and Warner Bros. are among the distributors to have signed up for next year’s reimagined MIPTV market. MIP organiser Reed Midem today (8 October) revealed 13 distributors and studios that have confirmed attendance at the April event. The group includes Beyond International, Blue Ant Media, Deutsche Welle, Global Agency, Global Screen, KOCCA, Shoreline […]

Blue Ant Media appoints Jigsaw, Sundance alum to oversee creative

Blue Ant Media in Canada has appointed Sundance and Jigsaw Media alum Laura Michalchyshyn as its chief creative officer. Former Jigsaw Media exec Mischalchyshyn will take up the new role immediately and has also been named co-president of content production for Blue Ant Studios. She reports to Blue Ant Media’s CEO and co-founder Michael MacMillan […]

Love Nature, Smithsonian, Arte team on ‘Stormborn’ series

Love Nature has partnered with Smithsonian Channel, France’s Arte and BBC Scotland on a blue-chip natural history series that follows a dramatic breeding year in the North Atlantic. Produced by Scotland’s Maramedia, Stormborn (w/t; 3 x 50 minutes) follows animals that survive on the northern edges of the Atlantic Ocean, and will have its broadcast […]

Netflix boards ‘Age of Samurai’ drama doc

Netflix and Blue Ant Media-run Smithsonian Canada have commissioned Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan, a drama doc about the warring kingdoms of feudal Japan. Billed as a ‘real life Game of Thrones’, Age of Samurai is produced by Cream Productions and the showrunner is director Simon George (World War II From Space, Barbarians Rising, Origins). The show […]

Exclusive: Blue Ant Int’l inks first-look deal with Zeppelin Films

Blue Ant International has struck a first-look deal with former BBC commissioner Elliot Reed’s Rich Kids Go Homeless producer Zeppelin Films – its first such agreement out of the UK.  The distributor has inked an exclusive two-year first-look deal that gives the business format and distribution rights to all future content, including recent commissions such as 5 […]

Blue Ant Int’l bolsters true crime slate ahead of MIPTV

Blue Ant International has bolstered its factual slate with three true crime series. The Canada-headquartered distributor has acquired BTK: A Killer Among Us (2 x 60 minutes), Fred & Rose West: House of Horrors (1 x 60 minutes), and a fifth series of See No Evil (pictured; 16 x 60 minutes) ahead of next month’s […]

Blue Ant adds six originals for Canadian channels

Blue Ant Media has commissioned six originals as well as a raft of digital content to air on its platforms in Canada, including Cottage Life, T+E and Makeful. For magazine spin-off channel Cottage Life, production has started on documentary series The Bryk Cottage, in which designer and contractor Danielle Bryk rebuilds her family cottage from […]

Renegade’s Levi boards Antenna as creative director

Antenna Pictures has appointed former Renegade exec Jonathan Levi as creative director. Operating out of the Blue Ant Media-owned business’s London office, Levi is to build a new development and production slate, expanding Antenna’s remit into more entertainment and fact ent programming. Levi will work closely with Jago Lee, MD of Antenna Pictures. He most […]

MIPCOM: The Big Deals

With this week’s MIPCOM market coming to a close, TBI looks at the top deals struck out of Cannes. Netflix The streaming giant picked up Keshet International’s When Heroes Fly, the first recipient of the Canneseries Best Series award, for global release in 2019. All ten episodes of the original Hebrew-language drama will be made available in […]

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