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Love Nature slate to include “Planet Shark,” “How the Wild Things Sleep”

Blue Ant Media-owned, natural history content brand Love Nature has unveiled a slate of new upcoming original series and documentaries. Planet Shark (3 x 60 min., pictured) from Big Wave Productions, ...
June 8, 2022

Blue Ant Media-owned, natural history content brand Love Nature has unveiled a slate of new upcoming original series and documentaries.

Planet Shark (3 x 60 min., pictured) from Big Wave Productions, leads off the slate after it was acquired by National Geographic. Shot in 4K, the docuseries reveals recent scientific discoveries about sharks, following scientists who employ tracking technologies to capture their behavior and offer new perspectives on how they live.

Mark Woodward serves as series producer and director on Planet Shark. Emma Ross and Sarah Cunliffe are executive producers, along with James Manfull executive producing on behalf of Love Nature.

The slate also includes the hour-long doc How the Wild Things Sleep, from Taglicht Media and Tell Tale Productions. CBC, WDR and Arte are coproduction partners on the doc, which uses microchips, GPS trackers, night-vision cameras and perpendicular sensors to explore how different animals get their rest. The doc is slated to air on CBC’s The Nature of Things.

Dennis Wells is the executive producer on How the Wild Things Sleep for Taglicht Media, with Manfull executive producing for Love Nature.

Woodpeckers: The Hole Story is another hour-long doc on Love Nature’s slate. Produced by Coneflower Studios with the WNET Group as a coproduction partner, the doc special examines the diversity and impact of the more than 240 woodpecker species around the world and the role they play in its ecosystems, while also following the stories of two very different woodpecker families as they raise their young.

Fred Kaufman is executive producing Woodpeckers: The Hole Story at WNET, with Ann Prum executive producing at Coneflower Studios, and Manfull executive producing on behalf of Love Nature.

The new titles will air on Love Nature’s branded linear and streaming platforms and co-financed partner channels, while also rolling out on Sky Nature in the UK, Germany and Italy. Global distribution group Blue Ant International will oversee licensing opportunities for the new titles outside of the commissioning territories.

About The Author
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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