Half Yard Productions

MGM+ returns ‘Billy The Kid’, ‘Rogue Heroes’ & unveils development slate

US linear and streaming service MGM+ (fka Epix) has picked up wartime drama Rogue Heroes and western adventure Billy The Kid for second seasons and unveiled a development slate with projects ranging from sci-fi thrillers to docuseries. Rogue Heroes, from Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, will go into production on its second season later this […]

Half Yard deals with Discovery’s Christo Doyle to start Public School Prods

Red Arrow Studios-owned US prodco Half Yard Productions has linked up with former Discovery exec Christo Doyle to launch a new Washington DC-based outfit. Public School Productions will focus on developing and producing “authentic, first in its space content”, with Half Yard co-developing on some shows and supporting the new firm with production infrastructure. Doyle […]

Red Arrow’s Half Yard makes trio of appointments

US non-scripted prodco Half Yard Productions has hired Ed Crick as head of development and Brittany George as director of development, while Janice Mezzetti has been promoted to chief operating officer. UK-based Crick joins the Red Arrow Studios-owned company from Red Bull, where he was global head of content development. He previously served as managing […]

‘Say Yes To The Dress’ prodco Half Yard’s CEO steps down, Hoogstra upped

Say Yes To The Dress producer Half Yard Productions has appointed Dirk Hoogstra as its CEO, with current chief and co-founder Sean Gallagher stepping down. Hoogstra, who was most recently EVP of development at the Red Arrow Studios-owned company, will assume the CEO role with immediate effect. Gallagher, meanwhile, has decided to step down after more than 14 […]

C4 orders All Hail the Veil

Channel 4 has ordered All Hail the Veil, a new reality competition series from Half Yard Productions. US prodco Half Yard makes Say Yes to the Dress, and its daytime show for UK broadcaster Chanel 4 will follow a bride as she seeks out the perfect wedding dress. Channel 4 head of daytime David Sayer […]

ProSiebenSat.1 builds on production growth

The strong performance of the German advertising market, digital activities and production all contributed to a solid start to the year for broadcast group ProSiebenSat.1. The broadcaster posted quarterly revenues of €654.6 million (US$742.7 million), up 12.7%, and recurring earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation of €152.7 million, up 9%. German area broadcasting revenue […]

Red Arrow buys US indie Half Yard

Munich-based Red Arrow Entertainment has acquired a majority stake in Say Yes to the Dress producer Half Yard Productions. No financial terms of the deal were disclosed, but reality specialist Half Yard will now sit alongside other US producers Kinetic Content, Fabrik Entertainment and Left/Right Productions in the Red Arrow fold. Half Yard is behind […]