Blue Ant Media sets top production & distribution team following Marblemedia deal

Blue Ant Media has set the management team that will oversee its yet-to-be named studio and rights business, which is being created following the acquisition of Marblemedia. The enlarged entity will be led by Marblemedia’s co-presidents Mark Bishop, who will oversee scripted development, and Matthew Hornburg, who will head up unscripted development. Diane Rankin, who […]

TBI Kids Hot Picks: Davey & Jonesie’s Locker

Producer: Marblemedia | Distributor: Distribution360 | Broadcaster: Hulu (US), Amazon Prime Video (Canada, Australia & New Zealand) Multiverses are all the rage right now and this new young adult comedy series from Canada’s Marblemedia is getting in on the action with the story of the titular Davey and Jonesie, two eccentric high schoolers who embark […]

Blue Ant Media buys Marblemedia as Canadian market consolidates

Blue Ant Media has snapped up fellow Canadian producer Marblemedia, as well as its sales division Distribution360. Marblemedia’s Mark Bishop and Matthew Hornburg – who co-founded the company in 2001 – become co-presidents of the combined operation and will report into Michael MacMillan, CEO & co-founder of Toronto-based Blue Ant. The deal will see production […]

Marblemedia & Jim Henson Company team for kids comedy series

Canadian producer and distributor Marblemedia and The Jim Henson Company have partnered to co-develop an original scripted comedy series tackling the stereotypes and stigmatisation around neurodiversity and mental health challenges among children. Created by Miklos Perlus, and inspired by his neurodivergent son, Felix (10 x 30-minutes) is a live action comedy about a boy, his family, […]

Marblemedia promotes exec to newly created head of rights role

Canadian producer and distributor Marblemedia has promoted Diane Rankin to the newly created position of EVP, rights, and executive producer. Rankin will lead the content commercialization strategy for the company to support and accelerate growth across the scripted, unscripted, kids and family genres. She will be tasked with establishing more commercial partnerships, pre-sales and co-production […]

Marblemedia & Fae Pictures team for political drama ‘Salt’

Canadian prodco Marblemedia and LA & Toronto-based Fae Pictures have partnered to develop Salt, an original political family drama series from Abdul Malik. Marblemedia acquired the project earlier this year at the Toronto International Film Festival’s Series Accelerator program, with the series following a young man, Mohammad “Mo” Akram, raised by a wealthy Muslim family reeling from […]

MIPCOM round-up: StudioCanal tunes up ‘The Orchestra’; ITVS & Media Musketeers present ‘Essex County’; D360 makes ‘A Cut Above’

StudioCanal tunes up ‘The Orchestra’ StudioCanal has acquired Danish comedy series The Orchestra for launch at MIPCOM next week. Created by SAM Productions and directed by Mikkel Munch-Fals, who is also head writer, the series follows the rules and hierarchies, power struggles, jealousies and relationship challenges behind the scenes at the Copenhagen Symphony Orchestra. Frederik Cilius Jørgensen, Rasmus […]

BBCS, Eureka, Tern TV & more snag ‘Race Against The Tide’ rights

Producers in Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, New Zealand, and the UK & Ireland have optioned the rights to create local versions of Marblemedia’s competition format Race Against The Tide. The format is distributed globally by Distribution360, which has inked deals with Eureka Productions (Holy Moley, Full Bloom), for Australia; Free Kings (Bake Off, Junior Bake […]

Show of the week: Race Against The Tide

It’s a battle against nature in this new 10 x 30-minute competition series format. Debuting on Canadian pubcaster CBC, the original version sees 10 world-class sand-sculpting teams head to the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick to compete for the grand prize. In each episode, they dig, pound and carve their way to extraordinary sculptures […]

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