Jan Frouman

Red Arrow buys film firm in TV investment push

Red Arrow Entertainment Group has bought a majority stake in US-based film distribution company Gravitas Ventures. The two companies plan to make “significant investments into global film and TV projects via acquisitions, coproductions and co-financings”, they said in a statement. Red Arrow’s current sales arm, Red Arrow International, will remain as a standalone, independent business, […]

Red Arrow teams with new Ringbakk prodco

Red Arrow Entertainment Group has signed a commercial and creative partnership with a new LA-based prodco that produces Craig Armstrong and Rick Ringbakk founded. The deal with 10Fold does not include an equity stake, but ProSiebenSat.1-owned Red Arrow has an option to acquire a majority position in the future. 10Fold is the latest venture from […]

Trio keeps Snowman standing

The management team at Married at First Sight prodco Snowman Productions has extended their contracts. Michael von Würden, Rasmus Steentoft and Lars Fønss have each agreed “multi-year” contract renewals. Copenhagen-based Snowman has been part of Germany’s Red Arrow Entertainment Group since 2011, focusing on social experiment and entertainment formats. Married at First Sight, in which […]

Red Arrow re-ups Bastin at Fabrik

Henrik Bastin, the CEO of LA-based Fabrik Entertainment, has renewed his contract at the Bosch prodco. His new deal is described as “multi-year”, as Fabrik continues developing US projects such as TNT’s The Deep Mad Dark, an FX series based on novel Ancillary Justice, The Limit for AMC and Midnights for USA Network. He has […]

Red Arrow buys Wahlburgers prodco

Red Arrow Entertainment has acquired a majority stake in 44 Blue, the LA-based prodco that makes cable series including Wahlburgers for A&E and Pit Bulls & Parolees for Animal Planet. The longstanding production business was created in 1984 by Rasha Drachkovitch and Stephanie Noonan Drachkovitch. Both execs will stay on following deal completion. 44 Blue’s […]

Red Arrow invests in Band of Outsiders

Germany-based Red Arrow Entertainment Group has acquired a minority stake in Band of Outsiders (BOO), a US prodco that focuses on both broadcast and digital entertainment. This new investment hands the ProSiebenSat.1-owned Red Arrow 20% of LA-based BOO, and means Red Arrow International will sell its shows overseas. BOO will sit alongside Ripple Entertainment, another […]

Red Arrow invests in Skogland’s Mad Rabbit

Red Arrow Entertainment’s latest strategic play is investing in a new production company led by Canadian director and showrunner Kari Skogland. The international production arm of ProSiebenSat.1 Media has team with Skogland and industry veteran Peter Sussman to create Mad Rabbit Entertainment, a joint venture that will be based in Toronto and LA. The company […]

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 […]

Steinheim to build Snowman, Blanck exits

Peter Blanck is leaving Snowman Norway, with Jørgen Steinheim filling his shoes as managing director of the Red Arrow Entertainment-owned prodco. Red Arrow said Blanck is leaving to “pursue new opportunities”. He joined the Norwegian business at its launch in 2012, having previously been at Viasat. Steinheim takes the reins as Blanck departs, and steps […]

Jan Frouman to join ProSieben board

Red Arrow Entertainment boss Jan Frouman will join the board of the production and distribution group’s parent company ProSiebenSat.1. Frouman will take the newly created role on a new executive board that will oversee ProSiebenSat.1 and Red Arrow, and will remain chairman and CEO of Red Arrow. “Jan Frouman has successfully built up ProSiebenSat.1’s production […]