Adam Boorstin, Matt Crowley named Studio71 co-CEOs
Studio71 has elevated Adam Boorstin, COO, and Matt Crowley, CRO, to co-CEOs of the Red Arrow Studios-backed company.
Reza Izad, current CEO and co-founder, will become chairman.
Boorstin (pictured right) was hired in 2015 with the goal of expanding Studio71′s business beyond YouTube. During his tenure, Boorstin has led numerous teams including the business development division and podcast division.
Crowley (left) joined the company in 2017, charged with generating cross-platform revenue for content partners, while delivering advertising solutions to his clients and agencies.
A+E Networks, Kanopy strike content deal
A+E Networks and Kanopy, the on-demand streaming video platform for public libraries and universities, have partnered in a deal that will see select docuseries from A+E’s content divisions — including A&E and History — available on the streamer to users in the U.S., Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand.
The content deal includes History’s Roots, the eight-hour series that reimagines the historical portrait of American slavery; Presidents at War, stories of war told through the experiences of eight men who go on to serve as U.S. presidents; Washington, a six-hour miniseries that explores the arc of America’s first president; and A&E Indie Films’ Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl), the Oscar- and BAFTA-winning short documentary about young Afghan girls learning to read, write — and skateboard — in Kabul.
TVF International sends Man Enough to TVNZ
New Zealand’s TVNZ has slated the Movember-backed series Man Enough (2 x 44 minutes), fronted by Celebrity Treasure Island host Matt Chisholm, from distributor TVF International and Wellington-based production house Gibson Group.
The series, a local version of Movember’s original Man Up format, will premiere this month on TVNZ1.
Man Enough sees Chisolm set out on a mission to break the silence around male suicide and challenge our ideas about what it means to be a modern man. Chisholm visits rugby clubs, construction sites, boardrooms, men’s barbershops and boxing gyms, asking whether men can be “Man Enough” to open up.