PLACEMENT | Sam Sniderman, Blue Ant Media

    sam snidermanCongratulations to Sam Sniderman who joins Blue Ant Media as their Global Head of Commercial Affairs. He will oversee the commercial aspects of their growing number of international production businesses, particularly in territories outside the Americas. He will play a key part in evaluating and financing new projects, as well as generating pre-sales and partnerships for international projects.

    As Global COO at Pulse Films, Sam was responsible for all commercial aspects of the business including production and the whole growth strategy. While there, he lead the financial and distribution deals for multiple features, including Cannes Jury Prize winner “American Honey” and Sundance winner “Who is Dayani Cristal”. He also previously negotiated commercial deals at cross platform production company Pure Grass Films and Ingenious Media. He’s also an expert in multi-platform distribution.

    Blue Ant Media creates and distributes content internationally in categories that span lifestyle, travel, music, nature and documentary. They publish original content via television, magazines, mobile and the web through their consumer brands, which include Love Nature, Cottage Life, Oasis and Smithsonian Channel Canada. Over the past five years, Blue Ant has grown to become one of the largest independent media players in Canada and a growing international content company.

    Beyond its Toronto-based headquarters, the company also has offices in Los Angeles (through its investment in Omnia Media, a leading digital video network), Auckland NZ (through its management of broadcast network Choice TV), and London UK where it recently established Antenna Pictures and Blue Skye Entertainment. Their content ranges from ultra-high-definition natural history programmes (Blue Ant owns the world’s largest library of 4k wildlife content), to live music concerts, historical documentaries and survival shows.

    As always, we wish Sam and Blue Ant Media all the best and look forward to keeping track of their achievements.