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Caroline Kusser to depart Red Arrow International

Red Arrow International's head of U.S. sales Caroline Kusser (pictured) will leave the German distributor at the end of the year and return to Germany, to take up a yet-to-be-disclosed job at another company.
November 27, 2014

The North American head of sales for Red Arrow International is leaving the company, a company spokesperson has confirmed to realscreen.

Caroline Kusser (pictured), the German distributor’s senior VP for North America, will return to Germany at the end of the year, for a yet-to-be-disclosed job.

She moved to U.S. in 2011 to launch the Los Angeles office for Red Arrow International (formerly known as SevenOne International), the global sales arm of German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Group.

Kusser joined the company in 2004 as a regional sales director in charge of French-speaking territories, Benelux, Scandinavia, Greece and Turkey.

“I’d like to thank Caroline for her contributions, especially to our growing presence in the U.S. We wish her all the best,” Red Arrow International managing director Henrik Pabst said in a statement.

Kusser’s departure follows the resignation of co-managing director Irina Ignatiew-Lemke last week. Pabst has since become the distributor’s sole managing director. Both were promoted to co-MDs earlier this year after previous MD, Jens Richter left to join FremantleMedia International as CEO.

Red Arrow International’s unscripted titles include Married at First Sight, which aired in the U.S. on cable network FYI; the NBC series Betty White’s Off Their Rockers; and culinary competition format The Taste. Its programs air in more than 180 territories globally.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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