Leading globally focused independent production company The Gurin Company has signed a two-year coproduction deal with RedSeven Entertainment GmbH to develop concepts and produce shows in the variety, light- entertainment, reality and docu-soaps for German-speaking European territories as well as for the U.S., Canada and the U.K.
“It’s the mission and passion of my company to create world-centric programming that spans generations and borders,” said Phil Gurin, president of The Gurin Company. “Partnering with RedSeven Entertainment allows us to produce compelling and entertaining content that will resonate with German-speaking audiences and beyond.”
Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 Group is the parent company of RedSeven Entertainment and distribution company SevenOne International. SevenOne will exclusively handle distribution of all shows developed under The Gurin Company/RedSeven partnership.
Michael Schmidt, Senior Vice President Entertainment German Free TV at ProSiebenSat.1 Group negotiated the deal with Gurin.
“This cooperation is a very important part of our strategy and will supply our channels with original content from international independent producers,” Schmidt said. “I’m very happy that we could win over Phil Gurin for the creative cooperation with our group.”
RedSeven Entertainment GmbH produces entertainment shows for the pan-European ProSiebenSat.1 Group including “Austria’s Next Top Model,” “Die Model-WG” and “Mascerade.” The company also focuses on the production of cross-content shows such as “Broken Comedy”, created for the Web and television.
“The cooperation with The Gurin Company is a very important step for our company across the pan-European border”, said Jobst Benthues, managing director of RedSeven Entertainment. “With Phil Gurin’s help we will build up a highly creative content pipeline between Europe and North America.”
About The Gurin Company
The Gurin Company is a globally focused, full-service independent production company that produces, develops and distributes television properties with worldwide appeal. A brand synonymous with quality series and specials, The Gurin Company’s current projects include “Miss USA”, “Singing Bee” and the upcoming “First & Last.” The Gurin Company enjoys relationships with top Hollywood talent as well as distributors and broadcasters around the world.