Tim Gerhartz has been promoted to the position of President & Managing Director, Red Arrow Studios International, the distribution arm of Red Arrow Studios, effective immediately.
Gerhartz, who was previously SVP, Global Sales at Red Arrow Studios International and is based in the company’s Munich office, reports to Martin Metzger, Chief Business Affairs & Commercial Officer, Red Arrow Studios.
He will be responsible for leading the company’s development, acquisitions, sales and marketing teams and takes over from Joel Denton, acting president of Red Arrow Studios International. Denton will stay on at Red Arrow Studios International until June, to ensure a smooth handover.
Martin Metzger said: “I’m delighted that Tim has accepted the role of managing director, Red Arrow Studios International. His wealth of experience, coupled with his enthusiasm for the business, first class client relationships, talent for building excellent teams, and of course his in-depth knowledge of Red Arrow Studios International, makes him the ideal executive for the job. And I’m thrilled we have been able to promote someone internally to this position. I’d also like to thank Joel for his help steering Red Arrow Studios International over the last few months. His experience and advice have been invaluable, and we wish him all the best in the future.”
Gerhartz said: “I’m honoured and excited to be taking up this role. I’m very proud of the fantastic team at Red Arrow and our impressive slate of internationally successful dramas, formats and factual content. I’m really looking forward to working closely with my colleagues and our outstanding global network of producers – both inhouse and third-party – to bring more of the bold, distinctive and successful content Red Arrow Studios International is well known for to our many broadcaster clients around the world.”
Joel Denton added: “I’ve enjoyed working with the team at Red Arrow very much, in the uniquely challenging environment we have all found ourselves in. And I’m pleased that I’m handing over to someone so capable. Tim’s promotion is very well deserved, and he is perfectly placed to continue to build on Red Arrow’s position as a leading global distributor.”
Gerhartz first joined Red Arrow Studios International from distributor ZDF Enterprises in 2012. Responsible for the UK, Nordic, Benelux and Italian markets, he held the position of VP Sales & Acquisitions. In 2016, he moved to international music licensing agency Audio Network as Head of Sales & Business Development for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. During his time in the role, Gerhartz headed up the region’s sales team, successfully driving new business while raising the company’s profile. In 2019, Gerhartz re-joined Red Arrow in 2019 as SVP, Global Sales.
Red Arrow Studios International co-produces, finances and distributes acclaimed scripted, formats and factual titles around the world, from a network of inhouse and third-party producers. Key titles include the returning premium dramas ‘Bosch’, ‘Vienna Blood’ and ‘Departure’, format phenomenon ‘Married at First Sight’, and ‘The Weekly: Special Edition’ collection of event documentaries, which includes the acclaimed ‘Framing Britney Spears’.