Jens Richter

FremantleMedia sets up Fight in Cannes

FremantleMedia International has picked up action series The Fight ahead of MIPTV. The show comes from Corona Television, which FMI parent FremantleMedia bought a 25% stake in last year. The Fight stars Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs) as a conflict photographer, Riley Miller, who travels to war zones with a journalist to bring back war stories. […]

FremantleMedia takes No Offence

FremantleMedia International has bagged rights to upcoming Channel 4 police procedural No Offence, which comes from Shameless creator Paul Abbott. The show follows a close-knit policing unit in a tough part of Manchester, England, that are faced with a twisted serial killing spree. Joanna Scanlon (The Thick of It), Elaine Cassidy (The Paradise), Alexandra Roach […]

Jens Richter reorganises FremantleMedia

FremantleMedia International CEO Jens Richter has instigated a restructure at the distributor that sees regional execs reporting directly to him  under a more centralised structure, and London-based staff promoted. Richter joined from Red Arrow International last year and has rejigged the senior exec roster. Bob McCourt moves from chief finance officer to chief operating officer, […]

Netflix nets exclusive global rights to The Returned remake

Netflix has acquired exclusive global rights to The Returned, the US remake of French drama Les Revenants, from FremantleMedia International. The deal marks the first time the US-listed streaming service will have premiere rights an acquired drama on its services around the world. The series has been commissioned by US cable net A&E, which will […]

FremantleMedia takes German Cold War drama

FremantleMedia International has taken global distribution rights to Deutschland 83, a major new German drama set for RTL Television. The German-language drama, set during the Cold War in 1983, follows a 24-year-old East German native sent to spy on the West in order to gather secrets on NATO military strategy. FMI has picked up rights […]

Red Arrow hires Warner Bros. exec as formats boss

Red Arrow International has hired Warner Bros. formats exec Harry Gamsu to fill a new acquisitions and sales vice president role at its London office, TBI has learned. Gamsu will become VP, format acquisitions and sales, at Red Arrow International following his appointment. Red Arrow has confirmed the switch, and said its new recruit would […]

Red Arrow ups Axel Boehm

Red Arrow International has upped Axel Boehm to senior VP, sales, Europe. He takes his new role at the Germany-based distributor immediately. Boehm joined Red Arrow in 2005 and was previously senior VP, sales CEE, Spain and Italy, as well as head of drama acquisitions. The appointment follows a reshuffle at the company in the […]

MIPTV 2014: Red Arrow’s Richter to leave before Cannes

Red Arrow International has said this afternoon that its managing director Jens Richter (left) will leave the distributor ahead of MIPTV next month. Richter will depart tomorrow, on March 25, Red Arrow said. The distribution veteran is leaving the Germany-based company to become CEO of rival content business FremantleMedia International. However, despite leaving tomorrow, Richter […]

Richter to lead FremantleMedia International

Red Arrow International’s managing director Jens Richter will take on the global distribution business of producer FremantleMedia next year. Richter has been appointed CEO of FremantleMedia International and will take up the job in December 2014 upon the ending of his current contract. He replaces David Ellender, who was one of a number of executives […]

Red Arrow ups distribution execs

Red Arrow International has promoted Irina Ignatiew and Henrik Pabst (pictured). Ignatiew has been upped from senior sales VP for French and German-speaking territories to deputy managing director, global scripted distribution. Pabst has been elevated from of senior sales VP for the UK, Scandinavia and Benelux to deputy managing director global format and factual distribution. […]