(Washington, D.C. – January 12, 2021) – Love Nature, a family-friendly wildlife and nature brand, announces the promotion of Alison Barrat to Senior Vice President, Production and Development. In this new elevated position, Barrat provides a leading role in finding, developing and commissioning new projects for Love Nature’s growing slate and is responsible for executing programming strategies for the brand’s international channels. She oversees all production management and post production and serves as the main point of creative contact for both in-house and independent production companies. She also works hand-in-hand with Love Nature’s programming, marketing, PR and sales teams to creatively grow the brand. Alison will continue to report to Carlyn Staudt, Global General Manager from Love Nature’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.
“It’s an incredibly exciting time for Love Nature as we grow the brand globally and having Alison lead commissioning and production sets our team up to deliver on the high standard the brand has set,” says Carlyn Staudt, Global General Manager, Love Nature. “Alison’s wealth of strategic experience in the natural history space and her creative instincts are invaluable in driving the content pipeline for Love Nature’s line-up of innovative wildlife and nature programming.”
Alison joined Blue Ant in early 2018 as VP, Production and Development and has been an integral partner in reshaping and strengthening the editorial direction of Love Nature. Barrat is a multi award and Emmy winning film professional with over 20 years experience in natural history film production. Prior to Love Nature, she launched a specialist wildlife film production unit at the Living Oceans Foundation where she executive produced films for PBS, the Smithsonian Channel and Curiositystream. Over the last two decades she has written, produced and directed natural history and science programmes for National Geographic Channel, Discovery Communications and PBS. Barrat’s experience also includes leadership roles in development and production with National Geographic Television.
Alison Barrat is scheduled to appear at Realscreen Summit’s virtual event next month. Her 30 Minutes With … session will present Love Nature’s 2021 commissioning strategy.
Love Nature is a family-friendly wildlife and nature brand that brings audiences powerful stories about the natural world that foster a deeper understanding of and connection to the planet we call home. Our award winning library of 4K natural history series and documentaries are available on Love Nature’s branded linear and streaming platforms available around the world and through partnerships with top-tier pay-TV platforms and streamers, reaching over 200 million households globally via its branded linear and online platforms available in 120+ countries. Love Nature is a joint venture between Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks. Engage with us at lovenature.com / Twitter / Facebook / YouTube / Instagram