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Blue Ant’s Antenna Pictures expands operations

London-based Antenna Pictures tapped Oliver Good to head up development, while also unveiling its first original commission.
May 17, 2017

Antenna Pictures, a UK-based production studio and division of Blue Ant Media, has made two senior appointments, tapping Oliver Good as its new head of development and Isabelle Pavitt as head of production.

Unveiled last October, the studio is focused on factual content for international markets. Pavitt will be tasked with managing Antenna’s in-production slate, while Good is responsible for overseeing Antenna’s development projects.

The hires were unveiled alongside the studio’s first greenlight, Just Not My Type (working title), which Antenna is producing for U.K. broadcaster Channel 4. The hour-long doc follows social historian/broadcaster Emma Dabiri as she explores the world of modern dating in Britain and asks if young Britons’ are more racist than ever before, based on their dating habits.

Antenna is headed up by creative director Jago Lee, who was appointed to lead the studio when it opened seven months ago. At the time of the opening, Blue Ant Media, CEO, television and digital, Raja Khanna, said Antenna Pictures will work closely with Blue Ant’s Canadian channels and producers, as well as the media company’s international distribution division.

Lee is the former head of documentaries at U.K. prodco Tiger Aspect, as well as the founder of factual entertainment producer Nerd TV. Good also left Nerd TV to join Antenna, while Pavitt previously served as head of production at Brighton, U.K.-based prodco Lambent Productions.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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