Munich/New York, March 24, 2017.
Banks Tarver and Ken Druckerman, founders and Co-Presidents of Left/Right, a Red Arrow Entertainment Group company, along with COO Kevin Vargas, have agreed to a multi-year extension of their contracts.
Following a majority acquisition by Red Arrow in 2012, the New York based company has grown considerably, further solidifying its position as one of the most successful and capable television production companies in the US. To date, Left/Right has produced hundreds of hours of TV programming across a uniquely diverse range of genres, including documentary, factual entertainment, formats, docu-soap, and scripted. Highlights include “The Circus” (Showtime), “Odd Mom Out” (Bravo), “This American Life” (Showtime), and “Mob Wives” (VH1).
Jan Frouman, Chairman & CEO of Red Arrow Entertainment Group, said: “Without the right partners, there’s no chance to succeed in our business. Finding the right partners is tough, but deciding to stay in business with them is easy. Ken, Banks, and Kevin are stars –no two ways about it. They are smart, creative, well respected, and across every aspect of their business from top to bottom. We couldn’t be more pleased to extend our partnership.”
Ken Druckerman, Co-President of Left/Right, said: “Like most independent producers, we had concerns that being a part of a larger group would dilute our company’s culture in some way…but from the beginning, Jan and the Red Arrow team have gone out of their way to help us maintain our identity, allowing us to stay focused on the stories that we want to tell. We’re thrilled to extend our partnership with Red Arrow.” Banks Tarver, Co-President of Left/Right, added: “I look forward to working with Mr. Druckerman and Mr. Vargas. I’ve heard nice things about them.”
About Red Arrow Entertainment Group
Red Arrow Entertainment Group is comprised of 19 production companies across seven countries, alongside global distributor Red Arrow International. The Group’s significant production output includes scripted, non-scripted and factual television programs; feature films; and digital content for an array of global networks and platforms. In addition, the Group has creative partnerships and joint ventures with Studio71, STV Productions, The Imaginarium Studios and Sync Media. Red Arrow Entertainment Group is part of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, one of Europe's leading media groups.