Boat Rocker Studios

Platform One rebrands as Boat Rocker; CEO Katie O’Connell Marsh promoted

LA-based Platform One Media is rebranding as Boat Rocker Studios, Scripted, following its acquisition by the Canadian company last year. As part of the change, Platform One chairman and CEO Katie O’Connell Marsh has been promoted to vice-chair of Boat Rocker Studios. O’Connell Marsh founded Platform One in 2017 having previously been behind Gaumont Television, […]

Global sales for Boat Rocker’s culinary content

Broadcasters in Europe, North America and the Middle East have struck deals with Boat Rocker Studios for seven of its food shows. Produced by Proper Television (owned by Boat Rocker Studios, which is in turn a division of global media company Boat Rocker Media) in association with Bell Media, cookery series Mary’s Kitchen Crush (30 […]

Kids bulletin: Gaumont launches ‘Pirate Mouse’; Cake boards ‘Woozle & Pip’; Cosmos-Maya sets up sales arm

Gaumont, Amsterdam team for ‘Pol The Pirate Mouse’ Gaumont and Amsterdam-based Submarine are partnering on animated series Pol The Pirate Mouse. The co-production is based on the eponymous children’s book written by renowned writer Tingue Dongelman and illustrated by Denise van Leeuven. The project (52 x 11 minutes) was presented by Bruno Felix of Submarine […]

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 […]