Henrik Pabst

ProSiebenSat.1 forms Pyjama Pictures with ‘Jerks’ team

ProSiebenSat.1 is forming a Berlin-based production company with actor-producer Christian Ulmen and producer Carsten Kelber. The new label, Pyjama Pictures, is to bolster the broadcaster’s production might within Germany, and has set up its first project – a fourth season of the Ulmen-starring Jerks for ProSiebenSat.1 streamer Joyn. The show, which was previously produced with […]

ProSiebenSat.1 triggers strategic review, explores Red Arrow sale

ProSiebenSat.1 has triggered a strategic review that could see the business offload Red Arrow Studios, according to German reports. According to DWDL.de, the German media group has assigned Morgan Stanley to handle a sale, and potential investors have until 13 September to express their interest in the business, which houses the likes of Deep State producer Endor […]

Distributors: the new producers?

A growing number of distributors are involved in activities that look more like development, production and commissioning. Andy Fry investigates At its core, the primary role of a TV distributor is still to sell programmes to the international market. But these days a growing number of distributors are also involved in activities that look more […]

Red Arrow’s Pabst joins ProSiebenSat.1’s entertainment division

Red Arrow Studios International president Henrik Pabst has been promoted to a newly created senior executive position Red Arrow-owner ProSiebenSat.1’s entertainment division, effective from January 1, 2019. Bo Stehmeier will succeed Pabst as president of Red Arrow’s distribution business and report to Jan Frouman, chairman and CEO of Red Arrow Studios. He will oversee Red […]

Red Arrow hires Scott Free exec for scripted strategy

Red Arrow Studios International (RASI) has appointed Scott Free’s Carlo Dusi to the newly created position of EVP of commercial strategy for scripted. Based in London, Dusi will be responsible for leading all commercial strategy for RASI’s scripted production and co-production projects. Dusi will work with the company’s creative, acquisitions, finance and legal teams, and […]

Red Arrow hires ex-Sky Vision acquisitions head

Red Arrow Studios International has appointed former Sky Vision acquisitions head Alex Fraser to the new position of senior VP of acquisitions. Fraser will be based in London and is responsible for driving international acquisitions and distribution deals across all genres, and developing new programming opportunities globally. The exec will also manage Red Arrow’s London […]

TBI Distributors Survey 2017 – Part 3

The third part of our industry-wide survey considers the shape of the market, and how continued consolidation has affected the business. We also reveal which markets remain vital to distribution strategies and uncover how companies are holding their own screenings events and get-togethers to entice the buyers.   CONSOLIDATORS The period we have surveyed (February […]

Studio Lambert drama set for Series Mania

The final selection for the Series Mania copro pitching session have been announced and include Girl on a Wire, a drama from Gogglebox prodco Studio Lambert. The UK prodco is best-known for its unscripted fare, but has moved into scripted with the hire of Susan Hogg as head of drama and a commission for an […]

Gamsu gets expanded Red Arrow role

Harry Gamsu has been handed an expanded role at Munich-based Red Arrow International overseeing all non-scripted programming. Gamsu (pictured) becomes VP, non-scripted at Red Arrow Entertainment’s sales arm, and will manage all aspects of new and catalogue non-scripted properties, plus acquire new programmes and IP from third-party producers, broadcasters and new platforms. He will also […]

Red Arrow, MTG team for thriller series

Red Arrow International and the Modern Times Group have joined forces to make Embassy Down, a new 8x1hr thriller series out of Denmark. The series will be the latest original for MTG’s Viaplay streaming service, which will launch the series in 2018. Red Arrow International will launch it internationally. Danish screenwriter Anders Frithiof August (The […]

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