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Karga Seven Pictures launches special projects division

Red Arrow Group’s Karga Seven Pictures has created a new, LA-based special projects division. The division will be focused on creating new investigative projects, as well as expanding existing Karga properties into the ...
June 6, 2017

Red Arrow Group’s Karga Seven Pictures has created a new, LA-based special projects division.

The division will be focused on creating new investigative projects, as well as expanding existing Karga properties into the scripted, branded and feature documentary space.

Dan Johnstone (pictured) will lead the division. Johnstone has been involved in the development and production of multiple long-form Karga series including History Channel’s Hunting Hitler and JFK Declassified. Karga veteran producers Winston Cutshall and Trey Borzillieri join Johnstone in the venture.

Johnstone’s department will work with programming, led by VP/head of programming Jason Wolf, and development led by Scott Hunter. All three departments report directly to the company’s principals Emre Sahin, Kelly McPherson and Sarah Wetherbee.

British native Johnstone worked in entertainment at The Farm Group in London prior to coming to L.A. He later joined The Weinstein Company’s production/development department, before leaving to pursue non-scripted projects with VH1, Comedy Central, A&E, Animal Planet and HGTV. In 2009 he returned to the scripted world with Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films as VP of development.

Karga Seven Pictures has produced shows for Netflix, Discovery, Redbull, Food Network, ID, History, National Geographic, Cooking Channel, Animal Planet, and MTV.

 

 

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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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