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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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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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