Blue Ant Media and Content Catalyst Fund (CCF), a development and funding company launched by Julie Bristow, have joined forces to develop female-generated, unscripted programming for the global marketplace.
The two companies will combine their collective expertise and resources to develop, produce and distribute series and documentaries for domestic and international markets. Per the deal, CCF will identify unique and inspired unscripted ideas for development and production across several genres, including lifestyle, crime and documentary series. Blue Ant Studios, the global production arm of Blue Ant Media, will produce projects in collaboration with CCF, with Bristow as executive producer. Blue Ant International will serve as the preferred global distribution company.
Laura Michalchyshyn, CCO and co-president, global content production, Blue Ant Media, said: “Partnering with CCF and Julie Bristow offers us a unique opportunity to bring new voices and projects to Blue Ant Media and the world. Not only will this joint venture allow us to grow the unscripted side of our business, specifically in popular genres like lifestyle, docu, reality and format programming, but it will also position us at the forefront of progressive, brilliant new content created by women. The partnership gives us access to seasoned and up-and-coming creative talent and inspired content development.”
Julie Bristow, founder of Content Catalyst Fund, said: “CCF’s curation and development expertise, and the production and distribution clout of Blue Ant Media, offers female creators a powerful new opportunity to turbocharge their ideas and roll them out internationally. This announcement is just the beginning: CCF plans to bolster its executive production capacity with talent that will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience that includes buying and selling exciting projects in North America and around the world. This will allow us to give our new pipeline of female-generated, unscripted programming the very best start in life.”