Jobst Benthues has agreed to multi-year contract extension that will keep him at German prodco Redseven Entertainment —a wholly owned subsidiary of Red Arrow Entertainment Group.
Under the agreement, Benthues (pictured) will stay on with the company he founded nine years ago alongside co-managing director Christiane Heinemann until at least 2020. Launched in 2008, Redseven has offices in Munich and Cologne.
Redseven is responsible for successful series in Germany such as as Germany’s Next Top Model, hosted and exec produced by Heidi Klum and The Biggest Loser, both for ProSiebenSat.1; and Rosins Restaurants forkabel eins.
The company has also been behind Red Arrow international formats including dating shows Kiss Bang Love and Married at First Sight, both created by Red Arrow’s Danish prodco Snowman Productions; A League of Their Own, based on the British format from CPL Productions; and U.S. culinary series The Taste.
Previously, Benthues held a titles within ProSiebenSat.1, including head of entertainment and deputy MD at ProSieben.
“Since its launch nine years ago, Redseven has forged a strong reputation as the go-to production company in Germany for first-class entertainment – and this is largely thanks to Jobst,” said Jan Frouman, chair and CEO of Red Arrow Entertainment Group, in a statement. “He is a well-respected industry expert and knows exactly how to attract audiences with his shows. I am thrilled to continue our partnership.”
“I am delighted to remain a long-term part of the Red Arrow family and to further drive Redseven’s successful future,” added Benthues. “In addition to our strong non-scripted portfolio, we want to increasingly produce serialized content and expand our corporate TV business.”