Boat Rocker Forms New Factual Unit, Ups Investment in Originals


Boat Rocker Media is consolidating its factual and unscripted projects under the new Crooked Horse Productions unit, with plans to also increase its investment in original content.

Two new original unscripted/factual shows have been greenlit. Late Nite Eats is produced by Crooked Horse Productions in partnership with Cooking Channel in the U.S. History in the Making is a Boat Rocker original that started production in April. Both series are being distributed globally by Boat Rocker Rights.

“Crooked Horse is a factual production company re-imagined for the new and ever-changing media landscape, with a unique vision for creating popular and innovative content across all platforms,” said Boat Rocker Studios Co-Presidents and Boat Rocker Media Co-Executive Chairmen David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg. “We are excited for our incredible creative team to expand on the current production slate, leveraging enhanced self-financing strategies and co-financing partnerships with global broadcasters.”

“The shifting media landscape rewards bold action and our increased direct investment into content emphasizes our long-held belief that content will always be king,” said John Young, the CEO of Boat Rocker Media. “With the strategic advantages that come from its alignment with Boat Rocker’s other divisions, Crooked Horse is able to offer creators and broadcast partners innovative financing, production and distribution models that bring amazing stories to life. ”