Laura Michalchyshyn

Beach House goes global

Donovan Chan, creative director of Blue Ant Studios-backed Singaporean production powerhouse Beach House Pictures, tells Manori Ravindran about his premium programming plans and why SVODs will rely on Asian storytellers in the future For anyone who is not a deep-pocketed SVOD player wondering how to lure Sir David Attenborough away from the BBC for a […]

Blue Ant restructures North American operations to boost production

Blue Ant Media has restructured its North American division in a bid to strengthen its production slate in the US and Canada. The Canadian producer-distributor has appointed producer Laura Michalchyshyn (pictured, right), who was most recently an EP on Dawn Porter’s Netflix doc Bobby Kennedy For President, as an original programming consultant and producer. She […]

Ovation, WOWOW enjoy Rossellini’s Green Porno

US cable channel Ovation has acquired documentary Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno Live!, which Japanese pay TV provider WOWOW has come on board to coproduce. Arts-skewed network Ovation will run the doc, which comes from Sundance Productions, exclusively in the US in spring 2015. WOWOW, meanwhile, has come on board as a coproduction partner. The paycaster […]

PBS, BBC, France 3 partner for civil rights march doc

Pubcasters PBS, BBC Three and France 3 are all onboard a new documentary honoring the fiftieth anniversary of a watershed moment in the US’s Civil Rights Movement. The March will look into a massive demonstration on August 28, 1963 for racial and economic equality in which the late Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his iconic […]

Robert Redford producing Sundance series Valentines

Cable net Sundance Channel has unveiled a slate of new, original drama series including Valentines, a TV adaptation of the Olaf Olafsson novel, which will be produced by Robert Redford. The story follows the lives and loves of a successful US attorney and his family. The series will be made by Sundance Productions, the channels […]