Speaker Laura Michalchyshyn
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Chief Creative Officer, Blue Ant Media, Co-President Content, Blue Ant Studios
Blue Ant Studios
Laura Michalchyshyn is Chief Creative Officer & Co-President at award-winning production company Blue Ant Studios. Based in New York City, Michalchyshyn oversees content creation and development across multiple businesses within Blue Ant Media. She co-manages Blue Ant Studios, which operates production companies in Canada, Singapore, Japan, and the United States, with a focus on expanding its dynamic slate of programming globally.
A passionate creative, she currently serves as executive producer on projects including Epstein’s Shadow: Ghislaine Maxwell (Peacock, Sky), Canada’s Drag Race seasons 1 and 2 (Crave/Bell) and the upcoming scripted thriller series Daylight (in development at FOX). Independent from her work at Blue Ant Studios, she recently produced the NAACP Award-winning and Emmy-nominated feature documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble, directed by Dawn Porter.
Previously, Michalchyshyn co-founded Sundance Productions with Robert Redford, where she served as president and executive produced projects including CNN’s Death Row Stories and HBO’s Emmy Award-winning Momentum Generation. She has held senior executive roles in the U.S. and Canada for Sundance Channel, Alliance Atlantis Media, and Discovery, where during her tenure she commissioned hundreds of hours of content.
Michalchyshyn has produced content for entertainment and media platforms worldwide, partnering with talent, studios, and production companies including World of Wonder, Radical Media, Alex Gibney’s Jigsaw Media, Dawn Porter’s Trilogy Films, Isabella Rossellini, Stephen David Entertainment, Brick City TV and All Rise Productions. Her accolades include three News and Documentary Emmys, a Sports Emmy, a Canadian Screen Award, and awards from GLAAD, the International Documentary Association (IDA), and Peabody.
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