Red Arrow Studios

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 […]

News round-up: eOne to adapt Trivial Pursuit gameshow; Pippa Harris named Bafta TV VP; Red Arrow Studios sells Gravitas Ventures

eOne to adapt Trivial Pursuit gameshow Hasbro-owned Entertainment One (eOne) has partnered with LeVar Burton Entertainment (LBE) to adapt Hasbro’s trivia game Trivial Pursuit into a gameshow format. Actor, author and TV host Burton (Star Trek: The Next Generation) will present the show as well as executive produce, alongside Tara Long and Geno McDermott from […]

Jago Lee & Antica Prods link for new ‘audio first’ factual prodco

Veteran producer Jago Lee and John Fothergill have launched a new factual outfit with the backing of US-based TV and podcasting firm Antica Productions, with former Red Arrow Studios president & co-CEO James Baker on its board. Telltale says it is adopting an “audio-first approach” and will specialise in factual across audio, TV, and film, […]

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