James Baker


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 […]

James Baker to become president of Red Arrow Studios

Former Sky and Current TV executive James Baker is to take over as president of ProSiebenSat.1-owned Red Arrow Studios following the departure of current chairman and CEO Jan David Frouman. Baker will take over from Frouman, who is leaving ProSiebenSat.1 after 15 years, in February. Baker, who is currently chief operating officer of the German […]

Red Arrow, Nevision team for drama

Red Arrow Entertainment and boutique finance and production group Nevision have inked a drama co-development pact. The pair will work up scripted fare for the international market with two projects already at advanced development stage. The first is Post One, a high-concept drama from Gregory Edmont (The Secret Adventure of Jules Verne), and being produced […]

Red Arrow promotes Baker to president

Red Arrow Entertainment Group has promoted its UK chief, James Baker, to president of the wider business. Baker (pictured) will keep his duties as managing director of Red Arrow UK and global scripted strategy, but increases his responsibilities at the ProSiebenSat.1 Media-owned production and distribution company. He will now manage global production operations, strategic initiatives […]

Red Arrow gives Baker global drama role

Red Arrow International has appointed Henrik Pabst and James Baker to its management board and given the latter an expanded role overseeing drama. They will sit on the board alongside existing members, company CEO Jan Frouman, CFO Nina Hirsch, COO Michael Schmidt and business affairs boss Martin Metzger. Baker, the former UK boss of Current […]

Miniseries strike back

A few years ago, it looked like scripted miniseries were heading for the scrapheap. With networks favouring TV movies, returning series and fast-moving factual entertainment franchises, miniseries started to look expensive to produce and hard to schedule. Things are very different now, reports Andy Fry.   A run of well-received projects such as Rome, Pillars […]