Blanksma to oversee international sales across the UK and Italy from London, UK
(London, UK – April 14, 2020) – Blue Ant International announces today the appointment of Gerbrig Blanksma to SVP, International Sales and Partnerships. In this role, Blanksma will oversee Blue Ant International’s sales across the UK and Italy as well as grow the division’s extensive library with additional premium third-party content across high impact documentaries, factual entertainment, specialist factual, scripted and kids and family genres. She will also lead sales and partnerships opportunities for UK-based, pan-regional buyers across all linear and non-linear platforms. Blanksma works from London, UK and reports to Solange Attwood, EVP, Blue Ant International (currently on maternity leave). A division of Blue Ant Media, Blue Ant International is a worldwide distributor of premium content.
“Gerbrig’s strong relationships within the international sales community is a huge win for Blue Ant International,” says Solange Attwood, EVP, Blue Ant International. “She also brings extensive experience building partnerships with buyers to help fuel their regional broadcasting needs around the world, which makes her a perfect fit for our team.”
Blanksma has over thirteen years experience in senior international distribution roles and was most recently Director, International Sales & Licensing, UK and EMEA at Discovery Inc., a role she had held at Scripps, prior to the acquisition of the company by Discovery Inc. Previous to that, Blanksma spent almost ten years at Off the Fence, culminating in her appointment as VP, Sales & Business Development.
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. Blue Ant International is a division of Blue Ant Media.