Sunny Side Doc 2024: Blue Ant Studios unveiled new Love Nature greenlights

Blue Ant Studios is managing pre-sales for a slate of recently greenlit Love Nature series available at Sunny Side of the Doc, including “Pride Rules” (w/t), produced by Lion Mountain Media.

24 JUN 2024

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Blue Ant Studios’ rights division announced a slate of original commissions from global wildlife and nature brand, Love Nature, that it will be representing at Sunny Side of the Doc. Blue Ant Studios will manage international licensing and pre-sales for the recently greenlit, premium natural history programming titles, produced with the world’s preeminent wildlife partners, including Wild Pacific Media, Films à Cinq, Lion Mountain Media, Passion Planet and WildBear Entertainment.

"We’re thrilled to be showcasing such high caliber content coming from Love Nature and Sunny Side is the ideal event for it,” said Lilla Hurst, Global Head of Acquisitions & Content Strategy, Blue Ant Studios. “This market is a perfect example of our partnership with Love Nature and how we leverage all aspects of our production, distribution and channels businesses across Blue Ant Media.”

“Love Nature is committed to commissioning natural history content with world-class production partners supporting our business as a premium destination for modern natural history,” added Alison Barrat, SVP, Production & Development, Love Nature. “Sunny Side of the Doc is a key festival for connecting with established production companies as well as discovering emerging talent who bring fresh perspectives to natural history filmmaking”

The new original Love Nature titles include “Pride Rules” (w/t), produced by Lion Mountain Media; “The Kimberley”, produced by Wild Pacific Media; “Reteti Elephant Rescue” (w/t), produced by Passion Planet; “13 Hours to Survive”, produced by Films à Cinq/CAPA; “Planet Weird” (w/t), produced by WildBear Entertainment; and “Coral City” (w/t), produced by WildBear Entertainment. The titles will premiere on Love Nature worldwide and will roll out on Sky Nature in the UK, Italy, and Germany in addition to premieres across co-commissioning territories. Blue Ant Studios’ rights division oversees licensing opportunities for new titles outside of commissioning territories.

Blue Ant Studios and Love Nature have a combined presence at Sunny Side of the Doc that includes co-sponsoring and moderating the Nature & Conservation Pitch and participating in a “Meet the Executives” panel session that will give insight into Blue Ant Media’s production, distribution and global channels businesses. Blue Ant Studios and Love Nature will be at Stand B12.