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‘Say Yes To The Dress’ prodco Half Yard’s CEO steps down, Hoogstra upped

Say Yes To The Dress producer Half Yard Productions has appointed Dirk Hoogstra as its CEO, with current chief and co-founder Sean Gallagher stepping down. Hoogstra, who was most recently EVP of development at the Red Arrow Studios-owned company, will assume the CEO role with immediate effect. Gallagher, meanwhile, has decided to step down after more than 14 […]

Germany’s Leonine hires former Red Arrow Studios creative chief Nina Etspueler

Private equity-backed German studio Leonine has hired Red Arrow Studios’ former group creative director Nina Etspueler to lead the fast-growing company’s entertainment interests and launch her own production label. She will join Leonine as head of entertainment development from 1 January and reports directly into CEO, Fred Kogel. Etspueler will oversee the development and cooperation of […]

Studio71 ups Adam Boorstin and Matt Crowley to co-CEOs

LA-based, Red Arrow Studios-owned Studio71 has promoted its COO Adam Boorstin and CRO Matt Crowley to co-CEOs of the company. The two will start their new positions on 1 November, with current CEO and co-founder Reza Izad to become chairman. Boorstin joined the company in 2015 with the goal of expanding Studio71’s business beyond YouTube. […]

MIPCOM Factual round-up: China’s Youku takes Karga’s Ottoman series; Discovery goes antiques hunting; UKTV’s W extends ‘The Shift’

Youku snags Karga Seven’s Ottoman series Chinese streamer Youku is among those to have acquired the first season of docudrama series Rise Of Empires: Ottoman, which was first available via Netflix. The show is produced by Red Arrow Studios-owned Karga Seven Pictures in association with LA-based STXtv, which has also struck deals with SIC in Portugal […]

Lifetime commits to huge ‘Married At First Sight’ deal in US

US cablenet Lifetime has made one of its largest ever commitments by ordering six further seasons of Red Arrow Studios’ format Married At First Sight (MAFS), as well as two spin-offs from the show. The six-season run of Married At First Sight will again be produced by Love Is Blind prodco Kinetic Content and will […]

Exclusive: Red Arrow future unclear as creative chief Nina Etspueler exits

Doubts have emerged over the future of Love Is Blind and Deep State producer Red Arrow Studio (RAS), after creative chief Nina Etspueler became the latest senior executive to step down from the ProSiebenSat.1-owned firm. Etspueler had been group creative director at Red Arrow for 18 months, having been promoted in February 2019 following the […]

News round-up: France builds ‘Lego Masters’; ITV’s ‘Professor T’ travels to Nordics; ZDF snags ‘Bank Hacker’ & ‘The Weekly’

France’s M6 builds Lego Masters deal M6 in France has become the eighth broadcaster to order a local version of entertainment format Lego Masters. The show will be produced by Endemol Shine France, having originally been created by Tuesday’s Child Productions, The Lego Group and Endemol Shine Group, now part of Banijay. The latter is […]

Red Arrow Studios CEO James Baker to leave at end of 2020

Red Arrow Studios (RAS) CEO James Baker is to step down at the end of the year after almost a decade with the ProSiebenSat.1-owned company. The German outfit said that Baker, whose contract will not be renewed past 2020, will be replaced by an advisory board comprising of ProSiebenSat.1’s chairman Rainer Beaujean, CEO at SevenOne […]

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