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Exclusive: Dorsey Pictures renews deal with Red Arrow Studios

Colorado-based prodco Dorsey Pictures (Discovery Inc.’s Building Alaska; Oxygen’s Accident, Suicide or Murder) has renewed its management deal with parent company Red Arrow Studios. The European production group, part of Germany’s ...
March 16, 2021

Colorado-based prodco Dorsey Pictures (Discovery Inc.’s Building Alaska; Oxygen’s Accident, Suicide or Murder) has renewed its management deal with parent company Red Arrow Studios.

The European production group, part of Germany’s Pro.Sieben.Sat1 media empire, purchased a majority stake in Dorsey Pictures in 2016. Led by husband and wife team Chris (pictured) and Amy Dorsey, CEO and managing director respectively, the company specializes in “heartland-centric” programming for a variety of cable nets, and recently expanded into true crime, with an IMAX film, Wings Over Water 3D, to be released to TV markets in 2023 following its theatrical run.

Marking its 20th anniversary this year, the company says that despite the challenges of 2020, the past year proved to be its best year financially with 60+ hours of unscripted programming produced. Dorsey Pictures also has a branded division, with an office in Detroit servicing myriad clients in the automotive industry.

“When we celebrated our 15-year anniversary, I felt like our talented team was just getting started and hitting our stride, and that’s certainly been the case,” said Chris Dorsey in a statement. “We continue to work diligently to be a leader in lifestyle and other programming, to understand our clients and adjust to their needs. The first five years of our deal with Red Arrow helped extend our brand and programming to international markets. Amy and I are delighted to continue working with their incredible team on building internationally recognized brands and content.”

Henrik Pabst, chief content officer of Seven.One Entertainment Group, the entertainment arm of ProSiebenSat.1, added: “Dorsey Pictures is a leading force in lifestyle and true crime television. With an exciting slate of programming, we are looking forward to working together to build on Dorsey Picture’s heritage of hit TV which resonates with viewers.”

Earlier this month, Red Arrow Studios also announced a renewal of its deal with London-headquartered CPL Productions.

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