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Redseven sets up journalism, documentary and reportage unit under Jan Rasmus

Red Arrow Studios’ Munich-based production company Redseven Entertainment has created a new journalism, documentary and reportage unit and hired Jan Rasmus to run it.

Jan Rasmus

The newly created unit will complement the existing entertainment and fiction division from January 2022, with Rasmus responsible for the development and production of reportage and documentary formats with a journalistic background.

Rasmus was most recently head of the investigative journalism and documentaries department at German broadcaster RTL. Previously, he worked for almost 20 years in various management positions for RTL magazines, where he was editorial director from 2005 to 2015.

Between 2002 and 2020, Rasmus was also responsible for dozens of RTL primetime documentaries, most of them with anchorman Peter Kloeppel as host.

Jobst Benthues, CEO of Redseven Entertainment, said: “It has always been our ambition to look to develop content in new programme genres. The increasing demand for relevant, well-researched content that both entertains and informs offers us as content creators a world of new opportunities.

“I know that our clients will be able to further strengthen their profile and inspire their audience with such formats. In addition to our entertainment and fiction divisions, the establishment of the new journalism, documentary and reportage unit is therefore a logical next step.”

Rasmus, exec producer for journalism, documentary and reportage at Redseven, said: “My switch to the production side now takes me directly to where content and stories are created. This corresponds to the principle of my work: to bring the viewers as close as possible to the events. That’s why my new role at Redseven Entertainment offers completely new possibilities for me.

“We want to build a team of journalists who produce high-quality reportage and unique documentaries for all channels and platforms – thus making Redseven the home of entertainment and relevant information. I look forward to joining Jobst and his team on this journey and helping to shape it.”

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