Carlyn Staudt


Icon Films readies Malawi Wildlife Rescue for Love Nature

Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian’s Love Nature platform has commissioned Icon Films for a six-part series out of Malawi. Love Nature 4K has ordered Malawi Wildlife Rescue, which will air on the brand’s 4K linear and streaming platforms internationally and via Smithsonian Channel in the US. Shot in 4K, the 6 x 60-minute series will […]

Love Nature goes live on Amazon Channels in Germany

Wildlife and nature video streaming service Love Nature has launched on Amazon Channels in Germany and Austria. The Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks joint venture service is now available, localised entirely in German, to Amazon Prime members in Germany and Austria for €3.99 a month. Love Nature said that viewers in these countries will […]

Blue Ant builds out global division with hires

Canada-based international producer and distributor Blue Ant Media has appointed Aser Group’s Beatrice Lee (pictured) and National Geogarphic’s Carlyn Staudt for its newly launched kids and global division. The hires come as Blue Ant rapidly expands internationally after buying David Haslingden’s Racat Group. Lee has been appointed to the newly created role as CEO for […]

Fox reshuffles Nat Geo Partners pack

Several National Geographic Partners executives will change roles after an international restructure. This follows 21st Century Fox taking control of its joint venture with the National Geographic Society and the establishment of National Geographic Partners. Two changes see Fox Networks Group’s general manager for Mexico, Lorenzo Orozco (below, right) named NGP’s GM and senior VP […]

Oldroyd upped in Nat Geo Channels International reshuffle

Jules Oldroyd (pictured) has been promoted to senior VP, programming strategy and development at National Geographic Channels International as part of a commissioning structure reshuffle. The promotion is the top line announcement of a restructuring at Hamish Mykura’s international content unit. Oldroyd will now oversee globally commissioned programming in the 170 territories outside the US. […]