London-based prodco Antenna Pictures, part of Blue Ant Media, has named Jonathan Levi as creative director.
In his new role, Levi will be responsible for building the production company’s development and production slate, while also expanding Antenna’s entertainment and fact ent programming portfolio. Based out of Antenna’s London office, he will work closely alongside company MD Jago Lee.
Levi joins Antenna from Warner Bros.-owned factual label Renegade Pictures, where he served as an executive producer with credits that include ITV’s Transformation Street, Ross Kemp: Armed Police and Evil Monkeys; UKTV’s Used Car Warsfor Dave; and CBBC docuseries School of Rock.
The industry veteran has also served in previous executive roles at ITV Studios as head of arts and popular culture, and as an exec producer on The South Bank Show.
“Since our launch in 2016, Antenna has built a reputation as an internationally-facing company, working with new platforms and younger-skewing channels,” said Lee in a statement. “We want to build a presence in the UK market where smart storytelling and thoughtful formats are in vogue in a big way. Jonathan’s mischievous, journalistic sensibility and past success launching new shows makes him the perfect creative to lead this charge.”
Founded in 2016￼, Antenna Pictures develops and produces series, specials and formats for primarily youth-orientated networks. Recent productions include The Sidemen Show for YouTube Premium (co-produced with Blue Ant Digital Studios) and Is Love Racist? for Channel 4.