Left/Right


Show of the Week: The Weekly

Distributor: Red Arrow Studios International Producer: The New York Times, Left/Right Broadcaster: FX, Hulu (US) Logline: The first narrative news TV series from The Gray Lady The New York Times is looking to build on the success of its popular podcast The Daily with a 30-part doc series that goes beyond the headlines and into […]

A&E Network unveils launch date for David Cassidy doc

A&E Network is to premiere its original ‘Biography’ documentary special David Cassidy: The Last Session on June 11 at 9pm ET/PT. Produced by Left/Right, a Red Arrow Studios company, the film chronicles the last few months before the pop icon’s death when he went back into the recording studio for the last time. During this […]

All3Media, Red Arrow prodcos land Bravo commissions

Red Arrow-backed Left/Right and All3Media’s Lime Productions have both scored commissions from US cable net Bravo. Lime will make Relative Success with Tabatha, in which celebrity hairdresser Tabatha Coffey will go into struggling family businesses and untangles to personal and profession issues holding it back. Coffey was on Bravo show Shear Genius before getting her […]

History unearths 9/11 flag, plans special

US cable net History has helped recover an iconic missing flag that was seen as a symbol of hope in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks. The A+E cable channel first told the story of the flag in a 2014 episode of its Brad Meltzer’s Lost History series. After the transmission of that […]

TCAs: TBS gets first primetime toon

US basic cable network TBS has ordered its first primetime animated series. Tarantula, from Carson Mell (Silicon Valley) and Rough House Pictures, will be a half-hour comedy about the residents of the Tierra Chula Resident Hotel, and centres on an uncertified tattoo artist who delivers absurd yet introspective monologues. Rough House will coproduce with Turner-owned […]

Cable sparks a US indie M&A frenzy

The international media groups that previously drove rounds of M&A activity among indies in the UK and Europe are now focused on acquisitions in the US as the cable sector and unscripted business boom. John Hazelton looks at who’s buying what, where opportunity lies and asks who’ll be next on to board the consolidation gravy […]

All eyes on P7S1 as opportunity knocks

The future of ProSiebenSat.1 Media is the subject of intense speculation following the latest structural changes at the European broadcast and media giant, reports Jesse Whittock. On August 16, German TV and media firm ProSiebenSat.1 completed a stock conversion that reduced its majority shareholders’ voting shares from 88% to 44%. Significantly, the move converted private […]

ProSiebenSat.1 singles out Left/Right as growth driver

Germany-based broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has seen profits at its international Red Arrow Entertainment unit grow thanks to its purchase of US prodco Left/Right. Red Arrow acquired a majority interest in Mob Wives producer Left/Right last year, as one of number of acquisitions it has made since inception in 2010. The producer “made an important contribution to […]

The new super groups: Red Arrow Entertainment

In the second part of our two-part report on emerging international production groups, TBI talks to the executives behind Red Arrow Entertainment, the ProSiebenSat.1-owned group that comprises leading production companies across Europe and the US. Red Arrow was launched in 2010 and has gone on to build a network of production companies across Europe and […]

Digital growth boosts ProSiebenSat.1

ProSiebenSat.1 has confirmed its full-year outlook following strong third-quarter net income growth, boosted by growth in digital revenues of 50% to €85.9 million. The broadcast group more than doubled its underlying net income to €65.1 million. ProSiebenSat.1 posted total revenues of €636.9 million, up 7.1%. Recurring EBITDA grew by 2.3% to €167.3 million. The German […]