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Red Arrow Studios International, the distribution arm of German TV giant ProSiebenSat.1’s Red Arrow Studios unit, has promoted Tim Gerhartz to the position of president and managing director, effective immediately.
The company announced the new role for Gerhartz, who has served as senior vp global sales at the company’s Munich office, on Thursday. He reports to Martin Metzger, chief business affairs and commercial Officer at Red Arrow Studios.
Gerhartz will be “responsible for leading the company’s development, acquisitions, sales and marketing teams,” taking over from Joel Denton, acting president of Red Arrow Studios International, the firm said. Denton will stay on board until June “to ensure a smooth handover.”
Metzger lauded Gerhartz’s “wealth of experience, coupled with his enthusiasm for the business, first-class client relationships, talent for building excellent teams, and of course his in-depth knowledge of Red Arrow Studios International.” He added that this “makes him the ideal executive for the job” and that he was “thrilled we have been able to promote someone internally to this position.”
Said Gerhartz: “I’m really looking forward to working closely with my colleagues and our outstanding global network of producers — both in-house and third-party — to bring more of the bold, distinctive and successful content Red Arrow Studios International is well known for to our many broadcaster clients around the world.”
Gerhartz first joined Red Arrow Studios International from distributor ZDF Enterprises in 2012. Responsible for the U.K., Nordic, Benelux and Italian markets, he held the position of vp sales and acquisitions. In 2016, he moved to international music licensing agency Audio Network as head of sales and business development for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In 2019, the executive rejoined Red Arrow as senior vp global sales.
Red Arrow Studios International co-produces, finances and distributes scripted shows, formats and factual titles around the world, including dramas Bosch, Vienna Blood, Departure and Married at First Sight.
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