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FIC exec Shirley Bowers joins Red Arrow Int’l

The ProSiebenSat.1 Media-owned distributor has named former Fox International Channels executive Shirley Bowers (pictured) as VP of sales and acquisitions for its North American division.
March 18, 2016

ProSiebenSat.1 Media-owned distributor Red Arrow International has named former Fox International Channels executive Shirley Bowers (pictured) as VP of sales and acquisitions for its North American division.

Bowers will be charged with driving Red Arrow’s sales activities in the U.S. and Canada, and will also work across North American acquisitions alongside the firm’s scripted and unscripted teams. Based out of the company’s New York offices, she reports directly to Bo Stehmeier, senior VP of global sales.

Most recently, Bowers served as director of global content sales at Fox International Channels. She has also held various titles at National Geographic Channels, including director of global content sales and as evaluator for program scheduling and acquisitions.

Red Arrow International is part of Red Arrow Entertainment Group, which is made up of 15 prodcos across six countries. The Group now has seven studios based in North America, including Kinetic Content, Karga Seven Pictures, Left/Right and Half Yard Productions.

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Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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