Media Ranch to Represent Wild America Brand


Media Ranch has acquired the Wild America brand and has developed the new format Wild America Challenge.

Wild America Challenge brings together aspiring, young wildlife cinematographers, who must go head to head in the high-risk, high-reward world of wildlife filmmaking. “This is just the beginning, as we aim to expand all aspects of the brand,” said Sophie Ferron, president and founder of Media Ranch.

The franchise began with Wild America, a documentary television series showcasing the wild animals and lands of North America that ran for 12 years on PBS. It was the inspiration for the Warner Bros. feature film Wild America.

Media Ranch has partnered with Principal Media for finished program sales of the original Wild America series. The two companies will collaborate with Monarch Films, the original distributor that represented the brand’s creators, the Stouffer brothers.

“Media Ranch is thrilled to grow its partnership of influential brands, especially ones as iconic as Wild America, and to be launching the new format, Wild America Challenge,” Ferron said. She added, “We and Principal Media have many exciting co-ventures planned around the Wild America franchise.”

“Any AVOD platform that features wildlife content should consider Wild America, a 12-season series offering an unflinching portrayal of the wild animals and wild lands of North America,” said Gary Rosenson, CEO of Principal Media. “We’re excited to partner with Media Ranch on this franchise.”

Marty, Mark and Marshall Stouffer added, “We are proud to have joined forces with Media Ranch for the exciting new competition format Wild America Challenge! We also look forward to the release—in vivid high-definition—of the original Wild America series along with never-before-seen episodes.”