Cream Productions


TBI In Conversation: How Netflix’s new samurai docudrama embraced action & authenticity

Cream Productions CEO David Brady tells Mark Layton about blending visceral action and historical accuracy for new Netflix series Age Of Samurai: Battle For Japan Toronto-based Cream Productions, alongside fellow Canadians Blue Ant Media, launched their new docudrama co-production Age Of Samurai: Battle For Japan on Netflix last week. The 6 x 60-minute series follows the […]

Deals round-up: Cineflix chalks up Discovery+ pre-sale; Sony finds ‘Hide & Seek’; Beyond sales

Cineflix claims Discovery+ pre-sale Discovery+ has struck a multi-territory pre-sale deal with Cineflix Rights for a show that explores freak accidents. I Got Lucky (14 x 30-minutes) is from Canada’s Cream Productions and explains how survivors managed to walk away from myriad of close-calls. The show includes near-death footage, first-hand accounts and an eclectic cast of experts […]

Cream Productions inks deal with LOTR actor Dominic Monaghan

Canada-based Cream Productions has struck co-production partnership with actor, host and producer Dominic Monaghan and his production company Monkey Spunk. Under the deal, Cream and Monaghan will create, develop, and produce unscripted programming as well as augmented reality and virtual reality content. The Lord Of The Rings and Lost actor has worked on multiple occasions […]

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 […]

Netflix boards ‘Age of Samurai’ drama doc

Netflix and Blue Ant Media-run Smithsonian Canada have commissioned Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan, a drama doc about the warring kingdoms of feudal Japan. Billed as a ‘real life Game of Thrones’, Age of Samurai is produced by Cream Productions and the showrunner is director Simon George (World War II From Space, Barbarians Rising, Origins). The show […]

Kuzmyk joins Proper Rights

Jenn Kuzmyk has joined the distribution wing of Canada’s Proper Television. Prior to joining Proper Rights as director of distribution, she was VP, development at Toronto-based Boxing Cats Productions. Before that she spent five years with Cream Productions and spent also spent a decade as an entertainment industry journalist at C21Media. At Proper, she will […]

BBC Worldwide buys into Dominic Monaghan wildlife series

BBC Worldwide’s Global Channels division has come on board the upcoming second season of Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan and will coproduce the travel and wildlife series and show it on its international pay TV networks. Season one of the show was made by Cream Productions, Wildfire Television and BBC America and aired on BBC […]

BBC America, Two explore sci-fi’s history

US cable channel BBC America and its UK pubcaster cousin BBC Two are to coproduce a four-part exploring the popularity of science fiction. The docu-series, My God, It’s Full of Stars: a Journey to the Edge of Science Fiction (WT), will seek to be the “definitive television history” of the genres, according to producers. Each […]

Discovery buys Dominic Monaghan’s Wild Things

ITV Studios General Entertainment has shopped Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan to Discovery, which has acquired the travel-adventure series for its European networks. The show will air on Discovery nets across the continent, starting with Animal Planet in the Nordic region on February 7 and followed later in the month by Animal Planet Russia and […]