Effective immediately, experienced industry exec Dufour will lead and drive global licensing of Curiosity’s large and growing portfolio of factual films, series and specials. The streamer’s IP spans history, technology, science, nature and wildlife, travel, adventure and more, with key programs including David Attenborough’s Light on Earth, The Real Wild West and Beyond The Spotlight, executive produced by Academy Award-winner Leonardo DiCaprio.
Dufour will report to Curiosity’s President and CEO Clint Stinchcomb.
“Ludo’s extensive experience and proven track record in the global media and entertainment industry make him an invaluable addition to our team,” said Stinchcomb. “We are confident that his leadership will significantly enhance our licensing capabilities and help expand our reach to audiences around the globe hungry for premium factual entertainment.”
“I am deeply honored to join the outstanding Curiosity team at this exciting moment for the company, and I am looking forward to contributing to its continued growth,” said Dufour. “Curiosity’s high-impact programming is always produced with a global audience in mind, and its availability in a variety of languages further enhances its appeal to clients internationally.”
Originally from France and now based in LA, Dufour has a long history in non-fiction co-production and distribution, with a special focus on documentaries and factual entertainment.
Prior to joining Curiosity, he worked at at Red Bull Studios, focusing on the financing, co-production, and global distribution of programs and theatrical documentaries such as the BAFTA and Grierson-award winning single The Red Mo Farah.
Dufour’s previous roles include Senior Vice President of International Co-productions and Sales at Blue Ant Media and Managing Director of Distribution at Off the Fence, where he was Associate Producer for the Oscar- and BAFTA-winning doc My Octopus Teacher.