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Blue Ant Studios names Casey Kelly as VP unscripted development

Blue Ant Studios has appointed Casey Kelly to the newly created role of VP of unscripted development. Based in Los Angeles, Kelly will oversee all aspects of Blue Ant’s unscripted development pipeline and produce current series through production and network delivery. She will report to Jennifer Harkness, SVP of unscripted content production, and also work closely with CCO and co-president […]

Peacock & Sky prep Ghislaine Maxwell docuseries, Abacus sells globally

NBCUniversal-owned streamer Peacock has commissioned an original investigative documentary about British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell and her relationship with the late, convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The three-part Epstein’s Shadow: Ghislaine Maxwell is being produced by Blue Ant Studios and will feature exclusive interviews and never-before-seen footage as it explores how Maxwell, once the heiress to […]

Blue Ant’s Saloon unveils first drama, with Dominic Barlow’s StoryFirst & Brendan Foley attached

Blue Ant Studios-owned Saloon Media has partnered with Dominic Barlow’s UK-based firm StoryFirst on its first scripted drama, which has been created by Cold Courage’s Brendan Foley.  Ghost Walk (8 x 60-minutes) will follow a vivacious, aspiring Canadian actress and prickly British scientist who together become an unlikely ‘Mulder and Scully’ of the world of ghosts. […]

Blue Ant Studios inks partnership with ‘Surviving R Kelly’ producer Tamra Simmons

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 […]

Blue Ant’s Look Mom! hires Warner Bros., Disney alum

Look Mom! Productions, the Blue Ant Studios-owned animation outfit behind Quibi’s Doomlands, is expanding its operations in North America with the appointment of a Warner Bros, Sony, DreamWorks and Disney alum. Sam Chou takes the new role of creative development director at Look Mom! and reports into MD Josh Bowen, with a remit to expand […]

Dealing with Covid-19: Why global thinking is vital in lockdown

TBI’s extensive coverage around the impact of Covid-19 continues today with Laura Michalchyshyn, chief creative officer and co-president of content at Blue Ant Studios, who explains why global partnerships are becoming even more vital to deal with the fall-out from the Coronavirus pandemic. Like so many in the production business, we’re adapting to a challenging […]

News round-up: FilmRise snags ‘MythBusters’; Nat Geo goes underground with Blink; Quibi orders adult animation; UKTV grabs ‘The Bill’

FilmRise takes on MythBusters & Deadly Women sales New York-based acquisition and distribution company FilmRise has acquired select international streaming rights to science show MythBusters and true crime series Deadly Women following a deal with Beyond Distribution. The company will distribute Deadly Women in the UK and MythBusters in both the UK and Australia. FilmRise […]

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 […]

Blue Ant Studios hires Cream exec Jennifer Harkness as SVP unscripted

Blue Ant Studios has hired former Cream Productions exec Jennifer Harkness as SVP of unscripted content. Harkness is to develop, sell and produce unscripted programmes for the US and international markets. Effectively immediately, Harkness joins the LA office and will be working alongside Dan Lubetkin, SVP of scripted content. Harkness most recently served as SVP […]