(Toronto, ON – June 4, 2019) – Blue Ant International is pleased to announce the appointment of Ludo Dufour to Senior Vice President, International Co-Productions and Sales. In this newly created role, Dufour will focus on co-productions, co-ventures, pre-sales, new business development, and distribution licensing in the United States. Dufour will operate out of Blue Ant International’s Los Angeles office and report to Solange Attwood, EVP, Blue Ant International. Dufor’s official start date is June 24, 2019. A division of Blue Ant Media, Blue Ant International is a worldwide distributor of premium content.
“Ludo’s track record of building strong relationships with producers and buyers across all platforms and his passion for the industry make him an ideal addition to our team,” says Solange Attwood, EVP, Blue Ant International. “His experience will help further our growth in the United States by bringing a diverse set of expertise to the table.”
“Blue Ant International is a fast-growing and internationally celebrated 21st-century company that adapts quickly and efficiently to the changing media landscape,” says Ludo Dufour, SVP, International Co-Productions and Sales, Blue Ant International. “I am thrilled to be joining such a dynamic and pioneering team and look forward to my upcoming move to their LA office.”
Dufour’s work experience spans across thirteen years and includes senior roles within sales, marketing, business affairs, and acquisitions. He was previously managing director at Off the Fence. While there, Dufour focused on sales and co-financing specialist factual content and premium documentaries.
“Ludo has been with Off the Fence for eight wonderful years. As Managing Director of Distribution, he was a great team builder and his care for broadcast clients and co-producers has been second to none,” says Ellen Windemuth, CEO and Founder, Off the Fence. “We wish him a great new life in Los Angeles and congratulate our friends at Blue Ant for acquiring such a talented human being.”
Prior to his time at Off the Fence, he worked for MTV Networks International (now Viacom Media Networks International) in communications, international programme sales, and social responsibility.
Blue Ant International is a leading worldwide distributor of high-quality, creative content that engages audiences worldwide and across multiple platforms. The company offers a full-service approach to production partners with sales operations in London, Toronto and Los Angeles. Blue Ant International has a growing slate of over 3,500 hours of premium content, including distinctive series and formats in five key genres including factual entertainment, specialist factual, high-impact documentaries, kids and family, and scripted. Blue Ant International also has one of the world’s largest offerings of 4K natural history content.