Ari Lantos to launch new production venture with Boat Rocker

The yet-to-be-named business will focus on scripted one-hour dramas and comedies.

Ari Lantos, VP of production at Serendipity Point Films, is leaving the Toronto prodco headed up by his father, industry veteran Robert Lantos.

The younger Lantos is set to launch a new production venture with Boat Rocker Media. The yet-to-be-named business has acquired a number of television projects from Serendipity’s slate. Ari Lantos told Playback Daily that his new venture will focus on scripted one-hour TV dramas and comedies, with a few feature film projects sprinkled into the mix.

“I want to be feeding content to [Boat Rocker] to sell and distribute worldwide,” said Lantos. “In the future, the goal would be to expand into other genres, perhaps looking at kids programming or animation, but really right now the [focus is] scripted drama and scripted comedy and to get as much new and original content created and distributed as possible.”

Lantos most recently served as executive producer on Serendipity’s Four in the Morning for CBC, and produced Atom Egoyan’s latest feature, Remember, alongside his father.

Serendipity will continue to focus on producing theatrical films, as well as a select number of scripted TV dramas.

“I applaud Ari’s new venture. I know that with the support and distribution reach of Boat Rocker, he will succeed in building a powerhouse supplier of high quality programming,” said Robert Lantos in a release.