Michael Schmidt


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 […]

Exclusive: Red Arrow alum Schmidt & NYTVF’s Gray launch Gotham Grit

Red Arrow Studios’ former chief creative officer Michael Schmidt has linked up with New York Television Festival (NYTVF) founder Terence Gray to launch a new prodco creating premium audio dramas, with a view to them then moving onto TV. Gotham Grit is based in the US and describes itself as an “audio-first content development company,” […]

Ex-ABC unscripted chief to create Spinnaker Chaos with Red Arrow

US unscripted producer John Saade is housing his new production company, Spinnaker Chaos, at Red Arrow Studios. The exec, who has helmed shows such as Dancing with the Stars and Jimmy Kimmel Live, will exclusively work with Red Arrow on new series. Saade (pictured) worked in US broadcaster ABC’s alternative division between 2004 and 2013, […]

Red Arrow re-hires Etspueler

Red Arrow Entertainment Group has re-hired Nina Etspueler as senior creative producer. Etspueler had previously exited the ProSiebenSat.1-owned production group, but today rejoins, reporting to Michael Schmidt, chief creative officer. She will work to identify and develop formats alongside Red Arrow’s creative teams, and consult on the roll out of global IP and acquisitions. “We’re […]