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Extra: Asadullah Saed Muhammad boards AmDoc; Love Nature heads to LatAm

Asad Saed Muhammad to lead impact, engagement at AmDoc American Documentary (AmDoc), the parent organization of the PBS docustrand ‘POV’, has named Asadullah Saed Muhammad (pictured) to the newly created ...
November 14, 2018

Asad Saed Muhammad to lead impact, engagement at AmDoc

American Documentary (AmDoc), the parent organization of the PBS docustrand ‘POV’, has named Asadullah Saed Muhammad (pictured) to the newly created role of VP of impact and engagement strategy.

In the posting, Muhammad will work with the executive director and senior team to manage the impact and engagement division of the nonprofit organization, as well as guiding directors on activities involving community engagement and education, station relations, filmmaker programs and industry partnerships.

Most recently, Muhammad served as a pathway coach for United Way for Southeastern Michigan, building college and career pathways in Detroit public high schools.

Muhammad’s appointment follows the recent promotions of Theresa Navarro to VP of external affairs and Erika Howard to senior director of station marketing and audience engagement. AmDoc also tapped Akmyrat Tuyliyev to the role of interactive producer to lead upcoming projects in the coming year.

AmDoc is a multimedia arts organization that produces PBS’ long-running docustrand ‘POV’, as well as America ReFramed, a year-round docuseries’ that spotlights diverse stories from around the country.

Love Nature heads to Latin America

Love Nature, a joint venture with Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks, has inked distribution deals across Latin America.

Love Nature has launched its 24-hour 4K linear channel in Argentina on cable provider Telecentro; and a series of video on demand launches across Vivo Play, Now and Look in Brazil.

The deals were brokered by Blue Ant’s Julio Sobral, GM of kids & global networks for Latin America and U.S.-Hispanic.

“LatAm is an important market for Love Nature 4K’s continued channel distribution and we see a great deal of potential as service providers across the market begin to launch 4K channels for their audiences,” said Ward Platt, CEO of global networks & kids at Blue Ant Media, in a statement.

The brand’s SVOD is available in more than 60 countries worldwide, including on Amazon Channels UK, Amazon Channels Germany and Austria, and Vodafone TV in New Zealand.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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