Veteran producer-distributors Stephen Ellis and Clark Bunting have launched a new Canadian factual production house, BirdDog Media Ventures.
Ellis is best known for having led Ellis Entertainment, one of Canada’s largest producers of natural-history content and longest-operating indies. Bunting is a former president and general manager of Discovery Channel U.S.
The company has numerous series and specials already in development.
“BirdDog is a new take on producing fact-based entertainment with global appeal while remaining rooted in the highly successful Canadian documentary tradition,” said Ellis, president and COO of BirdDog Media Ventures. “Clark has an outstanding reputation for recognizing evolving demands for factual content and I’m delighted to be working with him.”
“BirdDog presents an opportunity to lead in the telling of new stories in new ways as the audience demand for factual continues to grow while collaborating in the leading edge Canadian factual industry in which Stephen has played an important role in helping foster,” said Bunting, chairman and CEO of BirdDog Media Ventures.