Boat Rocker

Boat Rocker hires eOne’s Spergel to head ventures expansion

Toronto-based studio Boat Rocker Media has named Andrew Spergel to the newly-created role of EVP, Boat Rocker Ventures. In this position, Spergel will partner with management to accelerate growth of certain Boat Rocker entities, including animation studio JamFilled Entertainment and newly formed digital ventures, while also leading M&A and strategy efforts across all of Boat […]

Boat Rocker reshuffles divisions as Melanson exits

Boat Rocker Studios will see changes within Radical Sheep, its kids’ division, and Crooked Horse, its factual production house, after the departure of Michelle Melanson. Melanson, who acted as vice president for Radical Sheep, will be replaced by Shaleen Sangha (pictured), previously the division’s senior director. Melanson has departed “to pursue other opportunities”. Sangha will assume […]

Boat Rocker promotes Traub and Pratte

Canadian producer and distributor Boat Rocker has promoted two of its senior execs. Samantha Traub has been upped to chief operating officer and Michael Pratte to chief revenue officer. Traub has been with Boat Rocker since 2007, at which point it was known as Temple Street Productions, as a legal and business affairs exec. She […]

Boat Rocker staffs up distribution

Fast-growing producer and distributor Boat Rocker has staffed up its rights division, adding execs including Jessica Watson, who has joined from Entertainment One as director of global sales and acquisitions. Toronto-based Boat Rocker has also brought in Jodi Lutz as director of rights management, Chris Hunt as senior manager of media operations, and Kelsey Griffin […]

Boat Rocker lands Xploration science shows

Newly-established Boat Rocker Rights has picked up rights to programmes in the Xploration Station science block, which runs on Fox’s local stations in the US. The deal gives Boat Rocker a pair of new shows from Steve Rotfeld Productions, Xploration DIY Sci and Xploration Nature Knows Best. It will also take two returning shows from […]