EXECUTIVE PRODUCING OSPREY FOR COSMOVISION’S JACOB STEINBERG, PBS’s NATURE AND LOVE NATURE
Love Nature and CosmoVision announced jointly today (June 21, 2021) that the two companies have wrapped production on Osprey (w/t) (1 x 60;4K) a one-hour, blue-chip special that profiles the incredible true story of a pair of magnificent raptors, a life-long couple, as they reunite having traveled separately across continents to the same location year-after-year to raise their young.
I am the delighted executive producer, having worked with extraordinary filmmaker Jacob Stenberg to help bring his years of work with osprey to audiences worldwide.
Jacob says: “Working with the osprey has been a highlight of my life. It is a true gift to share so intimately in the life of such a remarkable species. Rare to find a single animal so effectively demonstrate such dramatic and admirable life qualities: courage, mastery of skill, loyalty to a partner, and dedication to family. I am humbled to have been a part of their lives for so long and thrilled to share their incredible story with the world.”
The documentary, a co-production between Love Nature and THIRTEEN Productions LLC (PBS Nature), will premiere on Love Nature’s linear and streaming platforms, outside of the U.S. and UK. Osprey will also roll out on PBS as part of its Nature series broadcast in the U.S market, and on Sky Nature in the UK. Blue Ant International will oversee the film’s international licensing and pre-sale opportunities.
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