Boat Rocker Studios


Boat Rocker ups ex-Fremantle exec to Kids & Family content EVP

Boat Rocker Studios has appointed former Fremantle exec Bob Higgins as executive VP of content for its Kids & Family division. Following its acquisition of Fremantle Kids & Family (FMK) last year, Higgins joined Boat Rocker as has since overseen the creative direction of the acquired programmes, while also collaborating on Boat Rocker’s existing kids’ […]

Boat Rocker Media merges content and rights divisions

Boat Rocker Media is combining its content, distribution and brands teams together under Boat Rocker Studios. The company is streamlining its corporate structure as it plans for further financial investments into original content in scripted, unscripted and kids content for the global marketplace. Jon Rutherford (pictured) will become managing director of Boat Rocker Studios, taking […]

Temple Street secures TV rights to Biggest Modern Woman in the World

Temple Street, a division of Boat Rocker Studios, has secured the rights to internationally bestselling novel The Biggest Modern Woman in the World, by Susan Swan. Originally published in 1983, and now a contemporary classic, the novel tells the extraordinary true story of a seven-foot-six giantess. Swan’s title has been published in 15 countries and […]

Boat Rocker consolidates factual units

Canada-based Boat Rocker Media is bringing its factual assets together as a new unit, Crooked Horse Productions. To this point, Boat Rocker has produced unscripted programming under a Temple Street Factual moniker. However, with Temple Street primarily focused on scripted shows such as Orphan Black, Crooked Horse has been established, with VP David Lerech leading […]

Sprout touts robot toon, trio in development

US kids channel Sprout has greenlit a 26-episode toon about a girl and her robot friend, and outlined a development slate that includes a series inspired by Shaquille O’Neal. Remy and Boo represents Sprout’s first series commitment since Deidre Brennan was tapped to lead NBCUniversal-owned channel as general manager. The new series comes from Canadian […]

Orphan Black studio restructures as Boat Rocker

Canada’s Temple Street Productions has created a parent unit that will house an expanded group of content, rights and ventures companies. Boat Rocker Media’s creation comes after Fairfax Financial acquired Orphan Black coproducer Temple Street last year. It will be based in Toronto, with offices in New York and LA. Consolidated in the parent firm are […]

Temple Street makes hire for digital studio Boat Rocker

Canadian indie Temple Street Productions has hired Carlos Pachero as its director of partnerships at Boat Rocker Studios, its recently launched digital division. Pachero joins from  where he was digital director, running a fourteen-strong suite of YouTube channels. Based in Toronto, he will report in to Michel Pratte, VP of Temple Street Media Ventures. Temple […]