Speaker Diane Rankin

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Diane Rankin

EVP Commercial Strategy + Content Financing

Blue Ant Media

With 25+ years in the media industry and a passion for innovative deal-making and partnership, Diane works across development and distribution to marry creative and commercial strategy to meet market demand and create long-term value. 

In her role as EVP Commercial Strategy & Content Financing, Diane works with Blue Ant’s development, channels and distribution teams to set strategy, shape content and raise finance in the global market across commissions, presales and coproductions, securing strong rights positions and ongoing value for all partners. 

Prior to joining Blue Ant, Diane was EVP, Rights & Executive Producer at marblemedia and Distribution360 where she oversaw all sales and acquisitions activity, working with marblemedia’s internal development teams and with the company’s third-party production partners, to bring great content to buyers around the World. 

Her EP credits include scripted and unscripted series such as Davey & Jonesie's LockerThe Parker Andersons & Amelia ParkerBest in MiniatureA Cut Above, and Titanic: Stories from the Deep. She has also held the roles of SVP, Acquisitions at DRG and Head of Acquisitions at Cineflix Rights; and spent over 13 years at Brunico Communications launching and steering many of their market-leading events including Realscreen Summit and Kidscreen Summit and overseeing leading print titles such as Realscreen, Kidscreen, Playback, Strategy and Boards.

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At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch.
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