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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, […]

Half Yard deals with Discovery’s Christo Doyle to start Public School Prods

Red Arrow Studios-owned US prodco Half Yard Productions has linked up with former Discovery exec Christo Doyle to launch a new Washington DC-based outfit. Public School Productions will focus on developing and producing “authentic, first in its space content”, with Half Yard co-developing on some shows and supporting the new firm with production infrastructure. Doyle […]

Red Arrow rejigs as distribution exec Carlo Dusi joins UK’s Endor Productions

Red Arrow Studios International (RASI) scripted exec Carlo Dusi has taken up a new role overseeing strategy at sibling firm Endor Productions. Dusi, who was most recently EVP of commercial strategy for scripted at Red Arrow’s sales arm, will become executive producer and strategy director at UK-based Endor, which was founded by Hilary Bean Jones and became […]

Red Arrow Studios extends pact with UK’s CPL Productions leadership team

Red Arrow Studios has extended its multi-year deal with the trio behind Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds firm CPL Productions. Danielle Lux, Murray Boland and Janet Oakes have all agreed to continue their partnership with Red Arrow, which bought the UK-based TV and audio production company in 2012. The company’s slate includes the […]

Crave, TV4, Discovery make room for ‘Framing Britney Spears’ doc

Canadian streamer Crave, TV4 in Sweden and Discovery in Italy are among those to have snagged rights to Framing Britney Spears, the FX and Hulu doc that debuted earlier this month. The 1 x 75-minute doc, which is produced by The New York Times and Red Arrow Studios-owned Left/Right, was directed by Samantha Stark and premiered […]

‘Bosch’ exec Henrik Bastin unveils Fabel, as Red Arrow’s Fabrik future unclear

Bosch producer Henrik Bastin has unveiled his newly minted prodco Fabel Entertainment, which has been launched following his exit from Red Arrow Studios-backed Fabrik Entertainment, whose future is unclear. Fabel will be led by CEO Bastin, who had overseen Fabrik during a run that saw it produce Bosch for Amazon Studios, Interrogation for CBS All […]

Red Arrow’s US prodco 44 Blue promotes for programming & development

Red Arrow Studios-owned 44 Blue Productions in the US has promoted two of its senior execs as part of its latest exec rejig. David Hale has been promoted to EVP of programming at the Wahlburgers producer, with a remit across all current series, pilots and presentations at 44 Blue. He reports to 44 Blue’s co-CEOs & […]

‘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 […]