Red Arrow Studios

Opinion: Mapping the Nordic market & what it means to Formatland

Consolidation has been rife across the industry over recent months, so who better than TBI’s resident format expert Siobhan Crawford to pin down exactly who owns what & what it means for the rest of the industry Mergers and acquisitions. It is not just Banijay’s favourite hobby, it is happening on all fronts. So many […]

Netflix expands ‘Love Is Blind’ in Germany with Redseven attached

Netflix is expanding its Love Is Blind franchise by ordering a German version of the format. The show will track a group of singletons who propose to their partners without seeing what they look like and becomes the fifth local version for Netflix, following adaptations in Brazil, Japan, the UK and Sweden. The 10-episode show […]

Peter Chernin launches North Road Company, acquires Red Arrow’s US interests

Peter Chernin has linked up with two US-based private equity firms to create The North Road Company, with its first acquisition the $200m pick-up of Red Arrow Studios’ North American production firms. The company is being backed by Providence Equity Partners and Apollo, which will together provide access to $800m to fuel further acquisitions. The Red Arrow […]

TBI Weekly: Are we looking at peak M&A?

Consolidation is as much a part of the global TV business as cliffhanger endings and cocktail catch-ups in Cannes. But as buy-outs continue to dominate headlines, are we rapidly approaching peak M&A? For those in the content business, the year to date has been punctuated by a series of major industry upheavals with eye-watering numbers […]

Exclusive: Red Arrow’s US sale attracts private equity interest

A flurry of private equity firms have joined the race to acquire Red Arrow Studios’ North American production businesses, TBI understands. The sale, which started in January, includes LA heavyweights such as Love Is Blind and Married At First Sight prodco Kinetic Content, as well as LA-based 44 Blue Productions, which was behind A&E’s Wahlburgers and Fox’s First Responders […]

FX & Hulu prep Elon Musk documentary exploring Tesla’s Autopilot

Disney-owned US network FX is preparing to air a new documentary about Tesla founder and soon-to-be Twitter owner Elon Musk. Elon Musk’s Crash Course, which is part of FX’s The New York Times Presents strand, will premiere 20 May simultaneously on the US network and Disney streamer Hulu. Emma Schwartz produces and directs, with the show […]

Red Arrow’s Left/Right rejigs with Anneka Jones promotion

Red Arrow Studios-owned US producer Left/Right has rejigged it senior team by promoting Anneka Jones to become chief content officer and appointing Esther Dere as executive producer. Jones, who was previously EVP of development & current production at Left/Right, will continue to oversee development and production, leading the company’s talent recruitment efforts and working with […]

ZDFE & Red Arrow’s Endor join forces on ‘D.I Helen Grace’ adaptation

Germany’s ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) and Red Arrow Studios-owned Endor Productions have teamed up to develop and co-produce detective drama A State Of Grace. The 6 x 60-minute show is based on the bestselling novels by MJ Arlidge, with A State Of Grace an adaptation of the first book in the D.I Helen Grace-led series, Eeny Meeny. Screenwriter […]

Fremantle takes 25% stake in Henrik Bastin’s Fabel Entertainment

Fremantle has acquired a 25% stake in Fabel Entertainment, the LA-based production firm founded by former Fabrik Entertainment chief Henrik Bastin. Bastin founded the company in 2021, following his exit from Red Arrow Studios-backed Fabrik Entertainment, where he worked on the seventh and final season of Amazon Studios’ Bosch. His new firm is behind a Bosch […]

Red Arrow’s Endor rejigs as founder Hilary Bevan Jones steps down

Endor Productions’ founder Hilary Bevan Jones is stepping back from the Red Arrow Studios-owned company she founded, with Carlo Dusi taking on her remit as MD. Bevan Jones will become an exec producer at the UK-based firm, which has been behind shows including Deep State, Vienna Blood and Amazon’s Neil Gaiman adaptation Anansi Boys. She […]

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