Cream Productions

US prodco Cream hires sustainability chief to drive carbon negative ambition

All Or Nothing: Toronto Maple Leafs firm Cream Productions has appointed a sustainability strategy manager to lead its efforts to become carbon negative across the business. Angelica Siegel will oversee and coordinate the company’s green efforts across all offices and for all productions. She will focus on data analysis, develop internal and external reports, and set […]

Podcast round-up: Big Light partners with Audible & Vespucci for crime slate; Cream Productions launches podcast division

Big Light partners with Audible & Vespucci for crime slate London-and-Paris-based indie Big Light Productions has ventured into podcast production for the first time, partnering with audiobook and podcast service Audible and multimedia incubator Vespucci to develop and produce a series of scripted and unscripted AudibleOriginal crime podcasts. The podcasts will either cover or be inspired […]

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 […]